Petal Park Card Ideas ~ Two Cards One Technique

This week I have two different card ideas to share which feature some simple stamping and an easy masking technique. The cards feature the Petal Park Bundle from Stampin’ Up! However, keep in mind that you can use any supplies you have on hand with this technique.

Creating the Mask

First let’s talk about how to create a mask to use in your card making. Start with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock. Die-cut out any shape in the center of the white cardstock. For these cards, I chose a rectangular shape. However, a circle, square or any other shape will work just fine. The mask is the negative space, or the window, left in the center of the white cardstock. The mask enables you to complete a bit of ink blending in a concentrated space. In this case, I completed a little bit of ink blending around the edges of the rectangular mask.

The mask for the first card features the negative space left by cutting out one the stitched rectangle dies in the center of the white cardstock. The rectangular shape, from cutting out the mask, is then used as a focal point on the second card. So, we will be using the rectangular shape and the negative space, from creating the shape, to make two cards! Super fun! Plus, you can use the mask over and over again in your card making.

Petal Park Card Ideas

Now that we have created the mask, we are ready to create the first card. Simply lay the mask over a white card front and add ink in the rectangular space using a blending brush. Once you have added ink all around the edges of the rectangular space, remove the mask. I used a bit of Balmy Blue ink to create the rectangular shape on the first card. You can decorate the masked area with any supplies you have on hand. I used a variety of images from the Petal Park Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Now that the first card is complete, you can use the leftover rectangular shape to create a focal point for the second card. Simply stamp the Petal Park images on the white rectangular shape. Cut a 4-1/4 x 3 inch piece of patterned paper and adhere it across the center of a white card base. Cut a 1 x 3-1/4 inch piece of Mint Macaron cardstock, add it to the side of the rectangular focal point and then add to the card front. Embellish as desired.

The last two card ideas feature the same simple stamping and masking technique, I just used less flowers and a different color (Shaded Spruce) for the leaves.

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have 2 different card you can make when you play around with the masking technique! Check out my latest post HERE to find even more fun ways to use the masking technique! For a complete list of supplies and step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas! Be sure to watch the video to see the creation of these cards in action! In the video, I also share a few tips for using the two-step stamps that come in the Petal Park Bundle. Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

6 thoughts on “Petal Park Card Ideas ~ Two Cards One Technique”

  1. Beautiful cards – the mask and instructions are great. I wonder if the frame could be added to create a third card? Off to experiment … Thanks for the inspiration.

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