Superstar Card

Superstar Card
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I made this card back in September when I was experimenting with my Masquepen Masking Fluid.  The Masking fluid is a 1 fl. oz. bottle of liquid that turns rubbery when it dries.  A writing needle is attached to the bottle and then crisp white words and delicate designs can be created with this fluid.  It’s great for watercoloring when you want to keep parts of the image crisp and white.  It’s also great for cards because – like Versamark ink or embossed areas, it resists any coloring put over it.

After the blue liquid dries and turns rubbery, I dabbed my sponge daubers in different colored ink pads and tapped them onto my squiggle design to make a pretty rainbow effect on the card.  Once I was done, I wiped off any excess ink from the card with a Kleenex and then gently rubbed away the blue rubbery stuff.  It’s important to rub the dried masking fluid away very gently or the paper will tear and your pretty design will need some fixing.

I wanted a bright blue ribbon but didn’t have any, so I colored some regular white ribbon blue with a Copic alcohol marker.  Then I secured the ribbon with double-sided adhesive and brads that look like buttons (from Hobby Lobby – oh, how I wish I had one of those stores near where I live).  I cut the star shapes with my Cricut and lined them with glitter glue.

Superstar Card

Superstar Card

Here’s another angle.  Umm yeah, I won’t be using that kind of glitter glue again.

Superstar card made with Masking Fluid

Superstar card made with Masking Fluid

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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