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.

Don’t forget to share the video with your crafty friends! While you are watching, I would appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube channel.

(note if viewing this post via email subscription, you may need to click the post name to display the video)

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

Don’t forget to join me for some LIVE papercrafting every Tuesday at 12:30PM ET on my YouTube Channel where we will play with some new goodies from the current Catalogs! Jump on over and follow me now. Looking forward to seeing you and your crafty friends for our next LIVE papercrafting class!

Hope You Enjoy,

Love this project? Here is your shopping list so you can re-create this idea on your own…just click on the images below to add them to your cart.

Shopping List 


Live in the US…CLICK HERE to order your stamping supplies from my online store and have the products shipped directly to you. Don’t forget to add the HOST CODE ACGEH4UN to take advantage of all my Rewards!

Prefer me to place your order for you? Call/text me at 336-671-1959 or send me a Facebook message. I am happy to help.

Note: When you ORDER $150+: DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  You will earn Stampin’ Rewards PLUS automatically qualify for the monthly Exclusive All Star Tutorials Bundle when you place your online order with me.

Stampin Up, Wendy Lee, Stampin Up, rubber stamps, #creativeleeyours, hand made cards, stamping, online shopping, FMN

bundle sale flyer

Special June Offer: Save Big on Stamp & Die Bundles!

Between June 5th to June 30th, 2024, you can enjoy a fantastic 10% discount on select items. That’s on top of the already great savings on stamp and die bundles—bringing your total discount to an amazing 20%!

What’s included:

  • Stamp and Die Bundles: Get an extra 10% off on these fantastic bundles, giving you a total of 20% savings! (Excludes suite collections, stamp and punch bundles, bundles not yet released to customers, and any other bundles.)
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine: Save 10% on both the standard and Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machines (including the Boho Blue version).

This 10% discount will apply automatically to stamp and die bundles in all orders, including Starter Kit orders. It’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorite tools and sets or try something new!

Shop now and take advantage of these incredible savings!


Want to earn EXCLUSIVE video tutorials once a month? Each month you will receive 12 tutorials all bundled together when you place a qualifying $50 or more order with me through my online store for FREE!

You may also purchase individual tutorials HERE.


#wendylee , #creativeleeyours , #stampinup , #stampinupdemonstrator , #cardmaking, #handmadecard, #rubberstamps, #stamping, #DIYcards, #DIYcardmaking, #papercrafts , #papercraft , #papercrafting , #papercraftingsupplies, #papercraftingisfun, #makeacardsendacard ,#makeacardchangealife , #creativeleeyourscommunity ,#tutorial ,#tutorials,#cardmaker, #papercraftingideas, #craftwithwendy, #papercraftingtips ,#funfoldcards, #cultivatedCreativity, #papercraftsubscription

I’m sure you agree…papercrafting can bring so much joy. Whether you use it for stress relief, to share your creativity, or have meaningful cards and gifts always at your fingertips, papercrafting has value that goes far beyond the projects.

There’s so much we can give our attention to and spend our time doing today, but what if you had something at your fingertips that allows you to create memories and express yourself instead of watching Netflix? That’s where our paper crafting kits come in!

The July 2024 Cultivated Creativity Kit will feature the

cozy Latte Love Stamp Set & coordinating Dies by Stampin’ Up!

Register no later than July 20, 2024 to get this stunning kit mailed to you!

DIY Paper Crafting Kit Sneak Peek

Tutorial Bundle Collage Sneak Peeks

12 EXCLUSIVE tutorials each month for FREE!

I am offering the monthly Exclusive Project Tutorials FREE to my email subscribers. Yes! The Exclusive Projects team is comprised of a talented group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators sharing great ideas. There will be a wide variety of projects featuring multiple stamp sets each month that you will get for FREE…if you are a subscriber to my newsletter… Whoo Hoo!

Not yet a subscriber? Sign up HERE

What others’ are saying about the Exclusive Tutorial Bundles:

“Thank you so much – I always enjoy the fresh design options – you make card making fun again.”

-Kathleen L

*****

“I LOVE and appreciate this special offer you give to your email subscribers. I always find lots of inspiration from the demonstrators and enjoy replicating their beautiful designs.”

-TY Barbara D


DiemondsTeamLogo, Stampin Up,#creativeleeyours, creatively yours

Want to join us for the next team swap? Do you have a big wish list? Maybe you love to be the first to get your hands on brand new products!  If you love Stampin’ Up! products and would enjoy getting a minimum 20% discount every time you purchase…then purchasing the Starter Kit is just what you need! This is by far the BEST DEAL EVER! Enjoy all the benefits risk FREE (no penalty to drop) when you purchase the ultimate Stampin’ Up! bundle ($99 Starter Kit) HERE!


What are you waiting for?


Not interested in selling? No worries…There are no requirements to sell to others, hold events, create a blog, etc… and no penalty when you drop. You can simply make your purchases and enjoy the product discount as long as you like.

Does the quarterly $300 minimum to remain active concern you? No worries…let’s break this down a bit:

  • You can do this all at once to take advantage of the Host Rewards or in multiple orders (there is no limit). It is approx. $3.41 a day when you break it down.
  • Your personal orders count towards your quarter sales (I am my best customer!-he he)
  • For your first quarter you have from the time you sign up until the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter to meet the min. sales requirement.


Worried about project inspiration? No worries…I am here to help you! I share everything with my team for FREE– yes the Exclusive Project Tutorials, the All Star Video Class Tutorials, the Cultivated Creativity Tutorials, the FMN Club TutorialsClass TutorialsPaper Pumpkin BONUS tutorials and MORE!


I welcome hobby stampers to my team! When you purchase the kit and join thru me you will instantly become a Diemond and earn access to all the benefits.


Why not give it a try? Do it for YOU! Need more info… CLICK HERE for more details on joining my team.


Questions? Contact me today at wendy@creativeleeyours.com

 

CreativeLee Yours,

 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS AND INFORMATION:

  • Join my Stampin’ Up!® Diemonds team and get the awesome customizable starter kit HERE. It’s the best bundle ever!
  • Ready for a fun, monthly craft kit delivered directly to you, so you get all the joy of creating without having to do all the research, design and prep? Cultivated Creativity is for you! Click HERE to get started.
  • Join my Online Forget Me Not (FMN) Card Club and elevate your hand made cards HERE.
  • Follow my blog by email and receive a FREE Exclusive monthly PDF tutorial bundle when you subscribe to email list HERE.
  • Join Paper Pumpkin and get FREE PDF Tutorials with alternate projects each month.
  • Shop my Tutorials to spark your creativity as I guide you through creating beautiful projects HERE.
  • Earn Exclusive BONUS tutorials and FREE stamps with my rewards program. CLICK HERE for details.
Scroll to Top