Create a Stunning Silhouette Birthday Card with Reverse Masking and Splatter Techniques (Video)

Handmade card with reverse masking technique

Hello, crafty friends!

Today, I’m thrilled to share a fabulous silhouette birthday card project with you all. This project features the beautiful Unbounded Love stamp set and coordinating Unbounded Love and Flowers of Beauty dies from Stampin’ Up. In this post, I’ll walk you through the process of creating this stunning card using some exciting techniques, including reverse masking, die-cutting with adhesive sheets, and creating splatter effects with Stampin’ Blends markers.

Handmade card with reverse masking technique

Why Recreate This Project?

This silhouette birthday card is perfect for those special moments when you want to send a heartfelt message. It’s not just about the beauty of the card, but also about the techniques you’ll learn along the way. These techniques will empower you to:

  1. Enhance Your Cardmaking Skills: Reverse masking and creating splatter effects are fun and versatile techniques that can be applied to various projects, adding a unique touch to your handmade cards.
  2. Add Professional Touches: Using adhesive sheets for die-cutting detailed images ensures clean and easy adherence, giving your cards a polished and professional finish.
  3. Create Personal and Unique Designs: The combination of silhouette stamping and splatter effects allows you to create cards that are truly one-of-a-kind, making your recipient feel extra special.
Handmade card with reverse masking technique

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Prepare Your Card Base and Layers:

  • Cut your card base and coordinating layers to the desired size. I used a standard letter card size (folded measures 4.25″ x 5.5″).

2. Create the Reverse Masking Effect:

  • Cut a piece of masking paper to the size of your layer.
  • Die-cut a shape from the center of the masking paper to create a reverse mask.
  • Place the masking paper onto your layer, aligning the die-cut opening where you want your silhouette to appear.
  • Use an ink pad and blending brush to add color to the exposed area, creating a beautiful background for your silhouette.

3. Stamp and Die-Cut the Silhouette:

  • Stamp your silhouette image onto the card front using black ink or
  • For added dimension, die-cut a detailed image from black cardstock using adhesive sheets on the back. This makes it easy to adhere the intricate die-cut to your card without any mess.

4. Add Splatter Effects:

  • To create a splatter effect, use the brush tip of your Stampin’ Blends marker. Flick the tip to add splatters of color across your card. This technique adds a fun, artistic touch to your design.

5. Assemble Your Card:

  • Adhere your layer onto the base and add any additional embellishments or sentiments to complete the look.
  • Don’t forget to bring the design to the inside.
Handmade card with reverse masking technique

I hope you enjoy recreating this silhouette birthday card as much as I enjoyed designing it. These techniques are not only fun but also incredibly versatile, allowing you to create stunning cards for any occasion.

Handmade card with reverse masking technique

Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial below for step-by-step instructions to see the entire process in action. Happy crafting!

Project Layers (Imperial):

  • 4-1/4” x 11” Petunia Pop CS
  • (2) 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” Basic Black CS
  • (2) 3-3/4” x 5” Basic White CS
  • 2-1/4” x 5-1/2” Basic Black CS-die cut
  • Scrap Basic White CS- die cut

Project Layers (Metric A4):

  • 14.8cm x 21cm Petunia Pop CS
  • (2) 9.6cm x 13.9cm Basic Black CS
  • (2) 9.3cm x 13.6cm Basic White CS
  • 5.5cm x 14cm Basic Black CS-die cut
  • Scrap Basic White CS- die cut

I have created a printable recipe with the complete supply list and cut dimensions for you. Simple click the button below to access the printable file.

Want to give this one a try? I showed how to create this vibrant project in my Tuesday YouTube PREMIER. Watch the video replay below and be sure to leave me a comment.

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Wasn’t that super easy? Did this spark new ideas for your next project? Tell me in the comments below the post.

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