Stampin’ Technique: Reverse Masking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I heard it rained here on Sunday morning … hmmm, I never heard a thing! lol Yesterday I posted two cards that were created by my Retreat Attendee’s for our Swap, and Janet’s card used a technique called Mask Resist. I was asked “how” that is done, so I tried to explain it in my reply but thought I should show you, so I will 🙂

Today the card that I created is using the “Got To Have it All” Bundle …

Directions:

Use any framelit or die to cut out a circle, oval or other shape using Vellum Paper. I cut my vellum piece the same size as the cardstock I will be stamping on (No Mess!)

Adhere the Vellum Paper “reverse mask” to a piece of cardstock with a very small spot of removable adhesive (I use the retired Stampin’ Up! Dotto).

Without moving the mask, ink your Stampin’ Sponge and sponge within the masked area with a light color, leaving a bit lighter area in the center

Remove the vellum mask (remove any Dotto residue with the Adhesive Eraser) and Stamp a focal point stamp INSIDE masked area onto cardstock… today I used the bonus stamp from the “Got to Have It All” Bundle.

Stamp additional images that overlap the focal area and the white space for added dimension … and a little “Wink of Stella” always adds a sweet little touch of sparkle to your card.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!

 

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Simply Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe we are mid-week already! But that means we are closer to the weekend. It is so beautiful this time of year … the leaves are just starting to turn. I hope nature takes it’s time this fall so we can all enjoy the splendor.

Today’s card is a refection of this time of year … the beautiful fall colors, and a time to give thanks for all we have in our lives.

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I did the “Reverse Masking” technique for this card. I cut out my leaf image using the “Leaflets Framelits” Dies to create my mask and placed it onto my Very Vanilla cardstock.

I then sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze into the leaf image. When I got the color consistency I wanted … I simply lifted off the mask and revealed the beautiful leaf! I love the dimension that this technique gives.

With our new HOSTESS stamp set “Six Sayings” …. I stamped the Thankful greeting onto my card in Cajun Craze (I think I need to re-ink my pad!) However, I loved the way it turned out. What a beautiful font!! You can find this Hostess stamp set in the back of the Holiday Catalog.

Grab a few friends and do a book or on-line show so you can get this set for yourself (Contact me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) for more details.

I matted my card front with Cajun Craze and then popped it up onto more Very Vanilla.

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I took a left over piece of bakers twine from my September Paper Pumpkin kit and added the cute little bow to the leaf. I gave it added a bit more texture to the card.

A simple but stunning card. I’ve always loved this technique! Hope you enjoyed the card share today.

I am “Thankful” you stopped by to visit with me …

Have a beautiful day ~

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