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Sunny Challenge 54/12

August 19, 2012

This week it was my turn to set the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations.  I created a simple sketch and  I want everyone to use the technique Magical Masking.  This is a fun way to create a background for your card.  There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers which is easy to follow.

You need glossy card stock to do this technique and masking tape.  You take a length of masking tape and place it on your ink pad sticky side down, rub your finger over the masking tape and then take the tape and attach it to the glossy card and rub a little to transfer the ink.  Then you grab the end of the tape and pull it off quickly, just like you are waxing your legs. (ouch)  The ink stays on the glossy card and it doesn’t tear.  Amazing.

Anyway, I used Old Olive ink for the bottom of my card and then Tempting Turquoise for the top.  Once I had the coverage of ink I wanted, I stamped the image from the My Friend stamp set in Early Expresso.   I punched the long edge of a strip of Whisper White card using the Eyelet Edge punch (I can’t believe this is retiring) and also ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, although I only embossed the top section of the card (not where I had punched).  I attached the embossed and punched card to the top of the image panel and wrapped it with Old Olive 5/8″ Satin RibbonThe image panel is attached to scored and folded Tempting Turquoise card.  I made the bow by looping a length of Old Olive 5/8″ Satin Ribbon onto itself and then wrapping the join with another piece of the ribbon.  It is attached to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

I love this technique for making fun backgrounds.  If you need some more inspiration take a look at what Vicky, Gwen and Christine have created.  Once you have made you card, scrap page or 3d item, pop over to Sunny Challenges and Creations and add it to Mr. Linky.  I am really looking forward to seeing how many of you take up the challenge to try this technique.

Bye for now, Kris.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2012 7:47 am

    I now consider myself educated on this technique…thanks for the link. I had never heard of it before but it works a treat in so many different ways….don’t it??? Love how you have created the background in 2 tines for this one Kris. Well done.


  2. August 19, 2012 6:33 pm

    Gorgeous Kris….. Love your colours – so very bright, but compliment each other. I must admit, I am not too sure about this technique or even I did it correct, but I do like the end result….


  3. August 21, 2012 11:52 am

    This is really lovely, Kris. I hadn’t heard of Magical Masking before, so it was great to try something new. I, too, love the colours you’ve used. Your bow is divine!


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