Fun Techniques with Masking, Watercoloring with Markers, Distress Oxides and No-Template Envelopes!

Hi friends! Today we are going to explore our supplies and make a stack of fun Happy Birthday cards!


These are addictive and the thing I love about batch projects like this is how you can practise a new skill and end up with a practical stack of cards because who doesn’t need a stack of birthday cards on hand. The would make great craft fair items too! I know these cards look pretty simple but I have packed this tutorial full of real-time step-by-step techniques that I hope you will find useful for your next card project.


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Supplies from Top Flight Stamps:

Other supplies:

In this video you will learn the following techniques:
1. Stamp masking
2. Coloring and blending water-based markers
3. How to make an envelope for any size card without a template.
4. Distress Oxide techniques

Another thing I like about making batches of cards is that it is more efficient. You are getting the supplies out and making a mess anyway, might as well make it worthwhile. The first card takes the most time but the following card are made much quicker because you have figured out the design, colors and materials. I hope you give these techniques a try and til next time happy crafting!



11 thoughts on “Fun Techniques with Masking, Watercoloring with Markers, Distress Oxides and No-Template Envelopes!

  1. First, let me say, love this card. I have most of the stamps, which is really exciting! (I will use the cats though, instead of the cool monsters)… Second, WOW ->> I just got an email from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!!! Congrats!! That is all I will say. 🙂


  2. love this. Saw it on a Facebook post and went crazy trying to find it again. Some wonderful ladies on a group posted the link again, love the colors and i have many of Katzelkraft stamps. Don’t have the clouds, but that may have to change!!! Thanks for your great videos and easy to follow techniques


  3. Oh my! I absolutely loved what you did with these images Lindsay. The cards are so much fun and I can’t see any child not loving them. :o)


  4. Hi Lindsay,

    Thank you for sending me this email with the link to your blog post – Fun Techniques with Masking, Watercolouring with Markers, Distress Oxides and No-Template Envelopes.

    I think these cards are absolutely amazing! The monsters/aliens stamps are so great and I would think kids small and big would love them.

    Till next time





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