Hello again! I’m just popping in to show you what we made in class this week. This week we were playing with the selective masking technqiue – where you use delicate masking tape or (low tack) washi tape, to create a border on your card, so you are only partially stamping the surface.

The stamp set we used was What I Love; one of the gorgeous sets on offer during Sale-A-Bration (you can get this free with any order over $90!). For the first card, we used a base of Whisper White, masked off a vertical section with 2 strips of tape, and stamped the What I Love flower and leaf stamps repeatedly inbetween the masked lines, using Rose Red for the flowers, and Old Olive for the leaves.

I found the best way of stamping this set was to stamp the outline of the flower will full colour, then ink and stamp off once with the largest solid piece before stamping the card; then stamp the small solid piece with full colour. The leaf outline was stamped, then the leaf insert was inked and stamped off once, before stamping over the outline. The card was then finished off with some silver sequins and rhinestones, and a banner of Rose Red cardstock, heat embossed with the words ‘Thank You’, using Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder; and cut into a banner shape using the Hexagon punch.

Here’s the finished card:
IMG_0021Close up:IMG_0023For the second card, we used a card base of Mossy Meadow, and on a card front of Whisper White, masked off a horizontal section using the same method as the first card.

The sprig of leaves stamp was then stamped repeatedly on the outside on the masked lines, using Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. You can get various gradients if you stamp a few times before re-inking.

The ‘Know What I Love’ stamp was stamped inside the blank space using Versamark, and heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Inside the card, the word ‘You’ was also heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

We also used the Paper Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce mat to pierce a border around the card front, before adhering it to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here’s the finished card:
IMG_0028Close up:IMG_0029Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope I’ve left you with some inspiration to try this technique! ‘Til next time x

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