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A Shiny New Graduation Card + Masking with Foil

Hi all!

Graduation season is upon us, and I found myself digging in my stash to look for a few graduation cards. Turns out that I didn't have any so I sat down the other day and made this card.

Reach for the Stars card from TechniqueTuesday.comWhether your special someone is graduating from high school, college or junior high, there's just something about sending them a handmade card to celebrate the big day! 

Reach for the Stars card from TechniqueTuesday.comThe foiled star element on the card was fun to make! I used a masking technique to pull off the look. Here's how I did it.

I die-cut a medium star with Technique Tuesday's Nested Stars steel dies from a sticky note. I set the star on a cardstock base (cut with the Clipboard steel dies).

DIY Masking with Foil from TechniqueTuesday.com Then I got messy! Messy is good... wink! I squirted liquid white glue around the edges of the star and used my finger to brush and even it out.

DIY Masking with Foil from TechniqueTuesday.com Now it's a little hard to see here, but I removed the mask and ended up with this surface here. You can somewhat see the outline of the star. I let it dry until it was just barely tacky. (Note for those of you trying this at home: It will dry fast!)

DIY Masking with Foil from TechniqueTuesday.com Then I took some craft foil (ask your favorite retailer if they have this) and set it onto the glue and burnished the foil to it. I could have used a bone folder, but I just went into my kitchen and grabbed a sturdy spoon. It worked just fine!

I removed the foil and ended up with something like this!

DIY Masking with Foil from TechniqueTuesday.com Pretty fun, huh?!

By the way, you might be wondering about the phrase I used on my card! It's from Technique Tuesday's My Sun & Moon clear stamp set.

My Sun & Moon stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com

So many good phrases in it!



You are so darn clever...this is a terrific technique. Love the look, a lot. (How's that for alliteration?)

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