Living the Happy Life

Hi everyone!  Moving right along with November previews from My Favorite Things, I have a card with a little tutorial today.

I’ve combined two new sets, Jumbo Abstract Art with one of Suzy Plantamura’s sentiments from Sweet Little Memories.  Along the sides, I added strips of Striped Background.  And the little PI artist is from You Color My World.

I wanted to color the sentiment and retain the vibrancy of the Copic colors while using the larger abstract background.  There is way too much detail for masking the usual way so instead, I pulled out my Liquid Frisket (“Incredible White Mask”). :)

First, I stamped the sentiment onto X-Press It Blending Card.

I colored with Copics, leaving some areas white.

Using a tiny paint brush, I applied the Liquid Frisket.  It goes on white and dries clear.  You can see in the photo below that the top was already drying by the time I reached the bottom.  It dries pretty quickly.

I inked the larger Jumbo Abstract stamp with Banana Split ink and stamped over the image.  (Now everything has a yellow tint to it.)

Using my finger, I rolled off the Liquid Frisket.  (It’s kind of like removing the sticky stuff from the back of gift cards.)

Now I have the background stamped over the image, but the brightness of the colors remains.  :)

Liquid Frisket is available in two sizes.  Unless you’re planning to mask everything under the sun, you only need the small bottle.  It will go a long way.  I bought mine at

Don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog for all you need to know about our November 12 release, direct links to more Countdown samples and info on how you can win a $75 prize!


days until our release!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow!

Additional supplies not listed above:  Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, Y21, E31, E35, R01, R29, R89, B93, B95, B97, V25, V09, YG03, YG17, YR21, YR24, E41, E42, E43, E50), red Baker’s Twine, Recollections brads, Liquid Frisket (Incredible White Mask).  Finished size 5 1/2″  x 4 1/4″.

19 responses to “Living the Happy Life

  1. This is darling, Michele!

  2. well whodathunk – that is too cool! I may have to get me some of that LOL! I love your card – it’s just adorable!

  3. Oh so cute and adorable!!

  4. you had such a lovely idea, Michele, I love everything about your card!!!!

  5. Such a bright and happy card Michele!! I love this!!

  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

  7. SHUT UP! I love this! Love how you used the jumbo Abstract Art stamp over the sentiment and while I never thought I needed those sentiments, you now have me 2nd guessing that!

  8. This is gorgeous, I love the masking and how u used abstract art, I thought it was not great for cards, but I see the use of it, love ur card

  9. Wow-weeee! So cute and clever!

  10. This is just amazing! The recipient of this piece of art would immediately have their spirits lifted! TFS

  11. Wow you gave us the full deal here. A darling card, a new technique and a purchasing source..I think you nailed it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. ACK! That is so so so cute! Thanks for sharing how you created that effect too!

  13. this is so adorable … thanks for the how to!!!!

  14. You are SO awesome! LOVE her paired with this new set, and I LOVE how you achieved that look! SO cool!

  15. Love this card and love this saying, just wonderful!

  16. Your little artist is Perfect with this sentiment. Thanks for the info on Frisket!

  17. This is so adorable. Love how you used the little artist with the sentiment.

  18. That image and those sentiments were made for each other! So cute!

  19. What a fun happy card and can’t wait to try this technique.

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