Thursday, February 24, 2011

Try it Thursday - Masking

On Thursdays, I share something for you to try.

Masking is a basic technique that you don't need any special supplies for, but it can create a great effect. For this card, I cut a piece of paper (computer or lined - you want thin paper for this) to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" so it was slightly bigger than the paper I was stamping on. I folded it in half, then tore a piece out of the middle along the fold. I stuck it onto my Whisper White cardstock (3 3/4" x 5") with temporary adhesive and sponged inside the torn hole with River Rock ink. I stamped over the sponging (keeping the mask on) with my En Francais background stamp and River Rock ink. Then I took the mask off and stamped the flower image from Just Believe with Riding Hood Red ink. The sentiment is from Something to Celebrate (hostess set) and I tied a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding around the bottom of the stamped panel. Some Baja Breeze cardstock frames the stamped panel on my card. I hope you give masking a try!


Toby and Valerie Durham said...

That looks really good! And the colors are very vibrant!

Totallyawake4-life said...

Beautiful Liz ... I might have to CASE this for my upcoming workshop - it looks elegant but a nice quick masterpiece with a WOW factor built in!

Totallyawake4-life said...

BTW Liz I just wanted to let you know I am passing you the Stylish Blogger Award ... for more details on how to play along on my blog