I love my monthly technique classes, not only because I love sharing new ideas with the folks who come craft with me, but it forces me to remember some techniques I haven’t tried in a while and come up with new takes on old methods.
This was a simple card that is a lot of fun to do! And it uses 3 different styles of masking!
1. Using a mask so your stamp pattern only shows in the pattern of the mask
(in this case, I die cut a flower from the Floral Fusions framelits and laid the paper with the flower shaped hole over my card front. Then I stamped using the chevron oval from the Oh Hello stamp set. Ta da! A custom chevron flower!)
2. Using a cut out piece of paper to prevent part of the stamp image from leaving ink on your card front
(in this case, I used the die cut flower from step one and laid it over the stamped chevron flower. Then I could stamp my arrow “leaves” and have them appear to be hidden behind the flower!)
3. Use a post-it note to cover up part of a stamp’s image before inking
(in this case, I covered up the “oh” part of the “oh hello” stamp so that I only inked up the Hello part. This works a bit better than inking up the whole thing and trying to clean off just the “oh” part because often you don’t get it all or you still have some weird colored cleaner on the stamp that transfers to your image exactly where you don’t want it.)
See, made entirely by tweaking up the Oh Hello stamp set:
And the cute Sycamore Street ribbon and button bundle from the Sale-a-Bration flyer (yup! that is right! Get all the ribbon and buttons you see here FREE with your $50 order!)
So, give it a try and I hope you had as much fun as I did!
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Hello Masking Card Recipe:
Stamps: Oh Hello
Ink: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Paper: Whisper White cs, Raspberry Ripple cs, Crumb Cake cs
Accessories: Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack*, Glue Dots, Big Shot, Floral Fusion framelits
* item that is available for free with a $50 order through 3/22/2013