Hello!  My post for today is on how to perfectly ink blending grass around an image with Masking technique.  For my card, I am using the Penny Black’s So Loved Kind Words clear stamp sets with the Hero Arts’ Bold ink.  But you can apply this technique to digital images as well with any types of ink pads.  Also in this post, I will share how I slightly alter this image’s design by hand sketching in extra hearts.

    This post is also part of the current Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  The deadline to send in cards is February 1st.  I hope you’ll be able to join me in this Heart-Themed collection for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive.  Even if with just one card.  That is ONE child’s life you’ll be making a big impact to this February’s Heart Month.  For the complete details and card’s guidelines, please visit Cards for Little Hearts’ official website.





    1. Create an A2 or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size folded card base on Peppermint cardstock.
    2. Die cut a rectangle card frame on Neenah cardstock.  Stamp on the dog image.
    3. Create the grass mask stencil by die-cutting one of the Grassy Hills onto the masking paper.
    4. Place the mask grassy hill over the bottom half of the dog.  This prevent the ink from getting on that area of the image.  Apply additional masking paper over any other part of the image that you don’t want to get ink on.  Like the little flower below the dog.
    5. Ink blending in the grass, working downward around and away from the dog, in gentle circular motions.  Lighten your pressure as you go.
    6. Stamp on the “Just want to say hi there” sentiment over the grass.
    7. Add more hearts to the image by hand drawing in:
      1. a heart string down the bottom-left butterfly and
      2. three heart-shaped flowers.
    8. Color the image and adhere to the card base.
    9. Finish card.  Thanks for stopping by to view my project. 

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