Another card for March TIMI: Hello Friend

Craft Stamper March Take It Make It challenge was started last Friday. Today the Design team is sharing more stamped projects for your inspiration. Just follow this link and enjoy!

Inspiration for my second March project was the cute Stampendous cat stamp. I stamped the image on white watercolour paper and covered the edges with masking fluid. When working with watercolours I love using masking fluid to cover parts I want to keep unpainted. In this case I painted only the left side of the image, so covering only the edges was enough.

Masking fluid is liquid rubber. It can be applied with a brush, but removing the fluid from the brush is tricky and most propably the masking fluid will ruin the brush. So be aware of this and don't dip your best brush into the liquid!
Silicone brushes/applicators work very well with masking fluid, but a very inexpensive option are wooden BBQ skewers (especially if you don't need to cover large areas with the fluid).

Only a thin layer if masking fluid is usually enough for covering the area underneath. Masking fluid dries quickly but if you want to speed up the process you can dry the surface with a heat gun. Just don't use too much heat.

If you have not yet played with masking fluid I really suggest you give it a try. If you have any questions please leave a comment. I'm happy to help you!

Once the watercolour background was dry I removed the masking fluid and coloured the cat with Distress Markers.

I had an idea of the cat peeking behind a patterned paper corner. For this I made a cut around the right side of the cat's face and slid a piece of green patterned paper underneath. Before placing the green paper under the stamped image I re-stamped the right side of the cat face on it. Stamping the cat whiskers on the patterned paper was an easier solution than fuzzy cutting them :)

I hope you play with our March challenge. Our lovely sponsor is
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Wishing you an inspiring day!
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  1. Yes - love masking fluid - so fun! This is such a cute card Elina. Genius to cut and add the paper and then stamp the whiskers - looks SUPER. j.