Friday, April 5, 2013

Masking Technique Easy Tutorial With Summer Silhouettes

Learning new stuff is good - techniques that are easy to master are even better . . .
Easy Masking Technique

  • First, the grid paper

Grid Paper
  • Then a large pack of Post-It Notes - and I've found through doing lots of different masking techniques, using the real deal is the best.  Just head to an office supply store and pick up a pack or two - it's a good thing.

Large pack of Post-It Notes

  • a piece of Whisper White card stock (#100730) cut to a 4" x 5-1/4"
Whisper White card stock
  • Placing the Whisper White on the grid paper so that it's centered between the 2" marks . . . 
Center that paper so it's easier to make straight lines 
  • Line the Post-It Note paper so you have 1/4" covered on one side and then measure off about 1-1/2" to 1-3/4", whatever you would like, for your image - keep the sticky part on your card stock so the sticky edges are what you're working with.
Placing the Post-It Notes on
  • Using a Stampin' Sponge (#101610) and Soft Suede ink in a circular motion, cover the unmasked area of Whisper White with ink.
  • Ink up the leaves of the Summer Silhouettes (#126445 for wood and #126447 for clear) in Lucky Limeade ink (#126984) and stamp the image in the unmasked area a few times.
Soft Suede sponged background with leaves
  • Ink up the Seed Pod stem in Lucky Limeade ink and stamp it a few times.
Adding the Seed Pod Stem image
  • Ink up the Seed Pod top in Daffodil Delight ink (#126944) and stamp over the top of the Seed Pod Stem.
Daffodil Delight Seed Pod tops
  • Ink the small flower in Regal Rose ink (#126947) and stamp around the leaves.
Adding a nice pop of color with the small flower image
  • Remove the masks.
The mask is removed
  • Re-Inking the leaves, stamp them off on the grid paper, and then stamp on the blank area of the Whisper White.
Stamp off the leaf image on the grid paper
Stamping the lighter image on the blank area of the card front
  • Stamp the Sentiment you wish - I used the "Thank You" from Curly Cute (#117014 for wood and #120510 for clear).
Adding a sentiment

  • Cutting the Lucky Limeade card stock (#122977) at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4", it's burnished with a bone folder for a nice, crisp folded card base.

Getting the card base ready

  • Simply adhere the card front to the base of the card with SNAIL adhesive (#104332).  I decorated the inside of my cards and also gave a quick stamp to the envelopes.

Masking is a great technique to know

  • How about that?  Really an easy technique to master, isn't it?  Give it a shot and let me know how you do.  I'd love to see what you come up with.

CASEd from Sandi MacIver

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