Thursday, June 27, 2013

Never more than a thought away...

I revisited some old stamping techniques from years ago this week... Re-inspired by the new Tim Holtz Masking sheets to make your own Masks!

Taping the edges of the mask down with tape was unnecessary as the mask is sticky backed BUT as the mask did not have a large border, the washi tape protected the card a little like masking tape on walls when painting!

scrapbooking cardmaking

First colour of distress ink - Milled Lavender, sponged on top:
scrapbooking cardmaking

 Then the second  - Dusty Concord; and third - Seedless Preserve:
scrapbooking cardmaking

Black Archival Ink from Ranger on the Kaiser Stamp for a lovely crisp image:

scrapbooking cardmaking

And then again on a 'verse stamp' - removing the mask first and stamping outside the inked area creates another focal point:

scrapbooking cardmaking

Use a section of your mask to use the same inking effect to tie-in your envelope, BUT ink with the central colour first and then you can blend the colours either side into the middle and you will avoid the colour "halo" you can see through the top colour on the card.

And the finished card - inked around the edges with the three colours too!

 I couldn't help visiting the Tuesday Ladies at My2Angels while on my lunch break, and couldn't resist getting all creative - with a lolly bag!!!
Thank you for stopping by - I hope you've enjoyed this post and the techniques used!!


1 comment:

  1. TFS these great projects, the templates look fairly easy to use and they have a great effect, especially on the card.


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