How to Mask and Create a Picket Fence

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I had so much fun making this card that I made four of them.  Don’t you just love the distressed look of the fence?  Today I will show you how to mask your image to create clouds around the cat, and create this distressed fence.

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Supplies:

Kitty Watching SD635 stamp; Distress Inks (I used Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans and Old Paper); blue ink (for sky); score board with bone folder; cloud die cut (I cut mine by hand); (2) card stock 4 x 5 ¼; scissors; wide sticky note; sponge dauber; water spritzer; grass/icicle punch; paper flowers; colouring medium (not in photo); paper cutter (not in photo); adhesive (not in photo); green card stock (not in photo); matt card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (not in photo)

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Cut your cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and score at every 1/4″

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Turn your cardstock over so the embossed lines are raised.  With your lightest colour, streak your colour onto your cardstock.

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Mist your card stock with water.

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As done previously, streak inks onto card stock.  To avoid horizontal streaks, glide your colour from top to bottom without stopping.

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Stamp your kitty out onto white card stock ensuring the whiskers touch the top of your cardstock.  Next, stamp out your image on a wide sticky note.  Ensure the ears are at the top of the sticky note so that when you cut, the stickiness is on the top half of the cat.  It doesn’t matter that the whiskers go over the edge of the sticky note.  Cut out the cat’s face.

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Create a cloud.  I like to use watercolour paper so I have a sturdy piece of paper that can be reused over and over again.  Place your cloud down and sponge ink along the top of the cloud.  Repeat until the whole area around the cat is finished.

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Photo of completed sky.

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Next, colour your cat as desired.

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Along the black line and side and bottom, add adhesive.

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Once you adhere your fence, turn over your card and cut along the bottom to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.  Embellish as desired.


Posted on : Feb 16 2016
Posted under Tutorials |

10 People have left comments on this post

Feb 16, 2016 - 03:02:22
Julie said:

Fantastic tutorial Beth! The wooden fence panel is really effective.
Julie x

Feb 16, 2016 - 09:02:10
Nancy Gibson said:

Super Super Cute!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2016 - 03:02:13
pam said:

Great tutorial Beth, fantastic card with a cute fun image.
Pam x

Feb 17, 2016 - 07:02:08
Shirley said:

Fantastic kitty card, love it 🙂 (I’m a cat lady) Your tutorial is excellent as well. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Feb 17, 2016 - 09:02:55
Julie said:

This is awesome, Beth! I love the colors & your picket fence is fabulous! Sorry I’ve been neglectful..we’ve had a couple of deaths in the family & a lot of health issues w/ my DH.

Feb 18, 2016 - 04:02:25

What an awesome, tutorial, card and idea! xoxo

Feb 19, 2016 - 09:02:16
Patti J. said:

This is absolutely the most fun card ever, Beth! Love that stamp, and your fence is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 20, 2016 - 08:02:56
Marisa Job said:

This is a great card! Love the picket fence technique!! Have a great weekend!!

Feb 21, 2016 - 01:02:26
Shelly Schmidt said:

Love this card- fun fence technique too. I am not a Cat lover, but this is so darling!!!

Jun 24, 2016 - 03:06:43

Best blog….

Nice Writing…


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