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Create Shiny and Elegant Circles For Your Cards With a Masking Effect

Masking is very helpful when you want to make a unique and clean design on your cards. It's a simple trick that creates a lovely effect, making your card stand out!

For this tip, you'll discover how to use embossing and paint with a washi tape mask to create a special card everyone would love!

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The materials that you'll need are the following: card stock, embossing powder, stamp, washi tape, metallic paint, and paint brush.

Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

Before proceeding to create the masked effect, I had this lovely title ready on a white card stock. All I did was stamp the title using my Versamark watermark, sprinkled it with gold and black embossing powder, and dried it with a heat tool.
 

The mix of gold and black really came out beautiful and shiny!

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Step 2

Now, it's time to apply our mask! I'm using a washi tape that isn't very sticky so removing it later will be easier. It will also not damage or rip your paper off.
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For your first mask, place your tape over the top of the title, right at the center. Trim it accordingly to the length you prefer. I didn't want mine to be too wide so I cut out the two edges. Make sure to keep it straight whenever you trim it.
ink-embossed card materials

Step 3

Next, I masked the corners of the card itself. It will appear later on as some sort of white border.

Step 4

It's time to have fun with paint! I'm using a metallic or copper-like paint which perfectly matches our title. I put the paint into a stamp block for easier access with my paint brush.
 

I wet the brush first to move the paint around easier too.

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Step 5

Start making circles with your brush all the way around the card. Don't worry about making it a perfect circle, being hand drawn is part of the effect!

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Step 6

Eventually, it should look like this! Make sure you fill it out completely. It's important that you draw circles right where your mask meet your paper because that will define the border effect we want.

Step 7

Once you are happy with the circles, you can carefully remove your washi tape mask. It's best to wait for the paint to completely dry so nothing would seep out of the lines or edges of your mask.

Isn't that just gorgeous? The circles created this lovely patterned effect that complements our title!
 

Happy cardmaking!

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