Clean and Simple CAS Card Tutorial using masking with Stamps

How to create a CAS card using masking with stamps to scene build Do you love making Clean and Simple or CAS cards? Have you ever tried making CAS cards before? Does all that white space make you feel like the card is somehow unfinished? Well fear not as I have some handy tips for […]
October 21, 2022

How to create a CAS card using masking with stamps to scene build

Do you love making Clean and Simple or CAS cards? Have you ever tried making CAS cards before? Does all that white space make you feel like the card is somehow unfinished? Well fear not as I have some handy tips for you! In this CAS card making tutorial I will show you different ways to perfectly align your focal image. We will also thoroughly explore how to use masking with stamps, in order to create depth and dimension even in a small space.

Supplies Needed

Firstly, to create a CAS card like this one, you do not need any special supplies. Therefore I’m sure that all of you will have the required products in your crafty stash to produce a similar card.

  • White card suitable for ink blending and alcohol marker colouring
  • Alcohol markers or colouring pencils
  • Black ink – dye and pigment if possible
  • Your choice of 2-4 inks that blend nicely to form a green to blue blend
  • Ink blending tools of choice
  • Card blank and envelope
  • Cute stamp set
  • Scissors for fussy cutting simple images
  • Masking sheets/low tack repositionable paper
  • Fine tipped glue bottle or regular glue and a tooth pick
  • Jewel/Gem picker of choice and of course your choice of Dew Drops!
  • A stencil with a circle/oval/square in it OR circle/other shape nesting dies

Starting off

Firstly you will need a stencil, like the one pictured above, or if you don’t have one then cut another piece of card to A2 size and use a circle or other shaped nesting die and a die cutting machine, to create a circle in the centre top of the card panel. This will act as your home made, single use stencil. Once you have the stencil, adhere it with some low tack tape to your card panel. If you are using a stamping platform, place your card and stencil into the stamping platform.

Next, you can start arranging your scene inside the little window that the stencil creates. Obviously there isn’t much room, so using small stamps, and thinking about how they can be arranged in a scene is advisable. In my card, I placed the large Gnome on the left and the smaller Gnome higher up towards the right, suggesting the illusion of depth.

How does masking work?

What are the sheets of paper with low tack adhesive on for? Well, they come in extremely handy when you are trying to create your own custom made scene. You can use it to place images behind each other, or inside each other for example. In my card, I used the technique of masking with stamps to give the appearance of a pumpkin inside a wheelbarrow.

The trick with masking, is to remember the whatever image you want in the foreground, or in front of something else, should be stamped down first. Next, you stamp the same image, in this case the wheelbarrow, onto a piece of masking paper, fussy cut it out and stick it over your stamped image on the scene. Then, you are able to stamp the image you want to be inside or behind that stamp – in this case the pumpkin – over the top and the part that is masked will not get any ink on it.

I highly suggest you watch the short YouTube video as it shows very clearly how I played around with positioning the stamps and then stamped each image. In the case of the CAS card using masking with stamps, all of the images needed to have masks because I wanted to ink blend over all of them. If you didn’t, you would only create masks for the images that were behind other images.

YouTube Tutorial – https://youtu.be/w6O3p5-if_A

 

Next Steps

After stamping all of your images in your desired scene, it is time to colour them. Following your colouring, you apply the masks and then start the ink blending process. You can see that I have my card panel and stencil taped together and adhered firmly onto a magnetic board, so that the stencil doesn’t shift during the ink blending process. You don’t need a magnetic board (I love mine for stencilling and inks blending though!) as you could just tape the whole thing down to a multi media mat or cutting mat, whatever you have. The key is to ensure the stencil, homemade or otherwise, does not shift, as we want that perfect circle!

Final steps

To finish of your project, remove the stencil and masks and leave the panel until it is fully dry. After it is dry, add your panel onto your card blank, with a colourful mat just peeking around the edge. Stamp your chosen sentiment and add your Dew Drops and you’re done!

Summary

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that you will watch the video tutorial too. Below are some more photographs and some Dew Drop mixes you might like. Happy Crafting, Terri xx

Lilac dew drops are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/orchid-dew-drops/?affiliates=16

Yellow and green mini dew drops are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/rubber-ducky-mini-dew-drops/?affiliates=16

Orange, pink and yellow dew drops are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/island-blossom-dew-drops/?affiliates=16

 

 

 

 

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