Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Masking technique

I thought I would share a little technique! I did this card as a club swap in April. My stamp ladies marvelled over the technique I did greeting with. So here I am to share ....

The card ...
the close up ...
Masking Technique How to:

1.  To start, stamp the background
        I used Crumb Cake classic ink and stamped En Francais on Crumb Cake card stock

2.  Then stamp your greeting
       I used Early Espresso classic ink and stamped "This too shall pass"

3.  Next stamp the same "This too shall pass" greeting on a post-it note. 
      Quick tip ... stamp the greeting at the top of the post-it so that the "sticky" part is behind the image on the back of the post-it.

4.   Use paper snips and carefully cut out the greeting on the post-it note.

5.   Place the post-it note greeting over the stamped image on the card

6.  Ink a Stampin' Sponge in crumb cake and rub over the post-it note. 
       Quick tip ... I cut my sponges in quarters and staple a punched piece of card stock at the end. It gives me a "handle" and helps me keep my sponges organised. 

7.  Peel off the post-it and reveal the greeting with a little pop! 

Supply list:
Crumb Cake Card Stock 120953 $8.50
Early Espresso Card Stock 119686 $8.50
Crumb Cake Classic Ink 126975 $7.25
Early Espresso Classic Ink 126974 $7.25 
En Francais Stamp Clear 127790  $16.95
    Wood 128562 $21.95
From the heart Stamp Set Clear 126557 $35.95
    Wood 132007 $48.95
Stampin Sponges 101610 $4.25 / 3 pack
Seam Binding Ribbon $9.50 ... the color I used is discontinued. But 6 great colors remain. Check out my online store!

Masking technique ideas are endless. I hope you have fun exploring masking.

Thank-you for visiting my blog. Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin


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