Sunday, July 15, 2018

Magically Masked - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Technique Blog Hop. It's one big circle so just keep clicking the link in each post to go to the next blog. The blog just before me is Melissa Robinson

Each month we feature a different technique to share with you. This month we're masking. Masking is used for when you want to give depth to your stamped images. You use a "cover" or mask of an image when stamping so part of another image looks like it's behind the other one. Sound confusing? Here is a photo tutorial I made that I hope helps show the process.

This is the finished card. The gray looking strip at the top is actually a shadow and not part of the card front. Scroll down to see step by step photos.

I started by making a mask of the two flowers I was going to use. Stamp the image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out right along the ink lines. Put a few light dabs of the glue on the back and let it air dry. Once dry it will be like a post it note that you can easily lift off your work. 

I stamped the first flower (the one on the left) on the card front then covered it with the mask and stamped the flower to the right. You can see how some of the right hand flower goes on top of the mask on the left flower.

When I removed the mask this is what I got. One flower neatly tucked behind the first flower.

I kept going with the masks and stamped a line of flowers across the front of the card.

I used my ShinHan markers to color the flowers adding shading where a flower shadow would be.

Once I was finished the markers I cut along bottom of the flowers to create a fun border look.

When using the markers the color bleeds to the back of the cardstock so you need to do something to cover this up.

I covered the inside of the card front with a piece of pink cardstock to hide the bleed through and also accent the bottom edge of the card front. This is how it looks on the inside of the card.

And once again this is the finished card. I hope this helps and you give masking a try!

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Now it's time to hop over and see what Debi McBain has created to share with us. 
Thanks for hopping by!

Have a great day!

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  1. Great card! I love the overlapping flowers and how you trimmed the bottom - great effect.

  2. I do love seeing the step-by-step. Great card!

  3. Beautiful flowers! I love how you cut the edge and backed it with the pink.


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