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Simple Masking

July 20, 2018

One of the techniques for this months class is Simple Masking.  I love how you can create depth on your cards by simply masking an image and stamping partially over the top.  Well we took the technique a little further and created a great card using the Lift Me Up stamp set.  Firstly we stamped the greeting from the Lift Me Up stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  We attached the stamped card to scored and folded Basic Black card.  To create the focal image piece we started by stamping the large balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set onto Whisper White card using Pacific Point ink.  We covered the image using a post-it-note mask and stamped the second large balloon using the same ink.  Leaving the first mask in place we covered the second balloon with a post-it-note mask and stamped the small balloon using Pacific Point ink.  We covered the small balloon with a post-it-note mask and stamped the trees from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set using Granny Apple Green ink.  Leaving all of the masks in place we added a mask to cover the balloons and sky from the tree line up.  The bottom part of the card is sponged with Granny Apple Green ink.  Removing the mask that covers from the tree line up, we then added a mask to cover the area where we sponged the Granny Apple Green ink.  This time we sponged Daffodil Delight ink at the base of the trees, followed by Mango Melody ink and lastly Flirty Flamingo ink.  Once we removed all of the masks we were left with a fantastic scene of hot air balloons on a gorgeous sky-line.  The image panel is attached to Basic Black card before being attached to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, we stamped a small balloon onto the lower left hand corner using Pacific Point ink and covered it with a post-it-note mask.  We stamped another small balloon and covered it with a post-it-note mask before stamping the third balloon.

I love the way this technique works.  Every time you mask an image and stamp the image is one layer behind.  In this case we were able to create three background layers before adding the colour to the ground and sky.  One tip I will give you is that when I cut out my masks, I cut on the inside of the outside line of the image.  This leaves enough gap so that if you stamp carefully and give a little extra pressure along the edge of the post-it-note mask you are not left with a “gap” between the images.

The ladies in yesterday’s class loved this technique and I hope I have inspired you to get busy with some masks on your creations.

Bye for now,

Kris

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cindy Wohlsclagel permalink
    July 20, 2018 8:49 am

    Love this technique! Such a pretty outcome!

    Like

    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      July 20, 2018 5:03 pm

      Thanks Cindy, glad you like it.

      Like

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