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Video+Giveaway: Cute & Colorful Handmade Cards using Masking Technique

by May Park-

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration

Hi, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to share three one layer cards focusing on the Way Too Sweet stamp set I designed for Altenew.


This set has all things cute, sweet and edible! You will love the little ice cream bars, cupcakes and candies packed in this set, and the sentiments are simply adorable! It is perfect for children, parties, but really you can use it anytime to send someone a sweet message.

Icecream and cupcake cards sample ideas

Altenew Design Team Samples using the Way Too Sweet Stamp Set  

If you want more details of any of these projects, just click the links above to go to the original post.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration

It’s been a month since I made a clean and simple one layer card last December. I used both masking and Copic coloring technique to achieve a colorful look on my ice cream card. Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube :


How to Make a CAS One Layer Card using Masking Technique 

  1. Draw stamping guide lines using a pencil and ruler.
  2. Stamp the ice cream images with Memento Tuxedo black ink and color them with Copic markers.
  3. Mask off the images and grid lines with some sticky notes and ink the colors using following ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Dark Chocolate.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in black and adhere the heart die cut from Mini Hearts.
  5. Add sparkle to the images with Wink of Stella glitter clear brush.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration

3 Tips for the Successful Ink Masking Technique

  1. Choose a right paper for your mask! Use some Post-it Note(sticky note), stamping mask paper, or printer paper. You can even use masking tape or washi tape depending on your project and what coloring medium you use.
  2. Cut the mask precisely! After stamping the image on your mask paper, cut out the image precisely closed to the stamped lines. That way it won’t leave any uninked area near the stamped image on your project after you remove the mask.
  3. Work fast! You don’t want to go over too many times inking on your mask. Otherwise you will the ink smudged under the mask paper. Thick paper can be used to prevent smudging, but you may see some white area uninked after removing the mask.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration

I went crazy with masking and Copic coloring to create my next card. Don’t you love the colorful cupcake display under the sweet store sign? Sweetness overload!!! 🙂

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration

For my last card, my inspiration came from this photo I captured in our house. When I turn on the pendent light at the corner of our dining room, it creates a beautiful shadow heart on the wall. Does the upside down heart look like a shadow from two popsicles?

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration


To celebrate the release of my Way Too Sweet stamp set, I’m giving away one stamp set. Winner will receive one of my handmade cards as well.

  • To be eligible to win, please leave a comment by Feb 3rd at 11:59pm EST, telling me to whom would you send a card using this stamp set.
  • For an extra entry, please subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow me on Instagram/Facebook and leave a comment. I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Friday, February 5th.

Well, that’s all I have today. Tomorrow I am leaving for a 8-day long business trip to Germany, so I won’t be here for a while. Can’t wait to share what I see at the show after I’m back from the trip. Until then, happy crafting!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations! Please email me at to claim your prize with a subject line : May’s stamp set winner.

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  2. felicia

    that is so adorable!! I’m new to card making, but I want this stamp set so I can try to recreate that card. Super Yummy!

    08 . Feb . 2016

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