Hello Crafty Friends! I am thrilled to be here for this hop! I love masking, but I’ll be honest, I don’t do it as often as I would like. Now that we have the Masking Paper, it will make it a lot easier to do.
There are some really great stamp sets that work so good with the masking technique, and today I used Ranunculus Romance. I haven’t used this set yet and thought it would be perfect because of that script stamp. I love how the script stamp looks on it’s own, but I wanted to have it as a background for the flowers. Enter my masking paper!
First I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the flower stamp and stamped the image on the Basic White card stock. Next, I die cut the flower image from the Ranunculus die set out of the masking paper. I set the die cut masking paper over the flower image on my cardstock and inked up the script stamp with my Sahara Sand Stampin’ Pad. I stamped the image three times, covering the entire flower and removed the masking paper. Remember, the masking paper is thin, but if you don’t give a little extra push on your stamp, you might get shadows around the edges of your masked image, as the paper does raise the stamp up a little bit. Check the edges of your stamp before pressing, though. You don’t want a halo around your image. Next, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral card stock and stamped the Drybrush background image in Sahara Sand. I added it to the card base with Stampin’ Seal. I took some white twine and used my Garden Green marker to color the twine and wrapped it around the Basic White image, added some Brass Butterflies and dimensionals and stuck it on the Calypso Coral card stock. I got the sentiment I liked from the set and stamped that on the inside of my card, and just like that, I had a masterpiece. haha
I made this card in about 20 minutes, thanks to the wonderful conversation I was having with my dearest friend, Linda Moore. We have a weekly phone call date where we discuss our business and our lives. It really is a time I look forward to from the second we get off the phone until the next Wednesday when we get to catch up. Never underestimate the value of a true friend. They can really bring so much to your life at a time when you need it most.
PS: If you don’t have a friend you can just chat with, send me a message. I would love to be a shoulder to lean on.
Until next time,
Stay crafty, Friends!
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