Monday, January 14, 2008

Valentine Card

This is a valentine card that I've created for a friend. It's a card which also contained a bookmark as a gift.
I've used a technique which I called the "Tertiary masking" technique to create the background for the card. To add some details on it, I've doodled and stamped on the card. I've also added some ribbons and flower to soften the look of the card.
I've hand drawn the overlapping heart onto thin chipboard and later cut it out and paint, stamped and doodled on it.
As for the bookmark, I've distressed the edges of the bookmark using the scissors technique and later inked on it using some distress ink. Then I've done some masking, stamping and doodling to the background. I've printed a "love" quote and distressed it using the crinkled and inked technique.
Tertiary Masking technique:

First, I've made a square and a frame template for the masking. For the Tertiary masking technique, I've temporary attached the frame template onto the card. I've not attached the square template though. I've put the square template on top of the frame template at a certain angle to do some masking on the spaces that's open between them. Then, I will move the square template again at another angle and do some masking again. This will create the depths within that frame template.

Sources: Cardstock: Provo Craft, Pattern paper: Imaginations, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Brilliance and Memories, Brads: Making Memories, and Stamps: Heidi Swapp and Autumn Leaves, Others :Zig Pens and Uni-ball Signo Pen


Anonymous said...

Soo beautyful, it looks like it's glowing.
/Heléne (lillakez)

Anita said...

OMG...this is the most lovely card and bookmark I have ever seen! You did an AWESOME job! it in my mailbox??? ehheheheehe!


Colleen said...

I love your use of such bright colors. Beautiful job.

~KRISTY~ said...


LaY hOoN said...

It's really super beautiful !!!
I love the card & the book mark.
And i just realise that if adding frame to the image, the background turn out great.
I love the 2 heart cut out too.
And to frame the 'Love'
Ooh ooh boy, the tertiary masking !!!
Thanks for showing this techniques, i learn so much today :)

Edleen said...


Tesa said...

You are amazingly talented, Puppy T.!!! What a gorgeous blue color, and the masking is, well, WOW!!!

Hinke said...

I like that card very much.
And thank you for explaining the the technique.


Tejal said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous!! Gosh when I see your cards, I feel like trying to make something like you do..
you are so talented!!

AgilityIG said...

PT - this is just awesome!

Jane said...

WOW!! you make it look so easy but I don't know....I would love to try it..your sure inspire me I'll let you know if I do try it!! Such fantastic work Irene!!

Beth Norman said...

What an amazing card. So beautiful.

Anonymous said...

stunning as usually.. love all the DEPTH for just the first layer! :O) Nina


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