Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Masking technique

2 step rose stamp set
These are cards that I completed a while back, but thought I'd share them with you today.  I used glossy cardstock, and a 3x3 post it note.  I used cosmetic sponges directly on the ink pad and worked around the post it note with 3 different colors of ink, dragging the sponge from the center outwards, when I removed the post it note I had a white square where I could place the verse.  The flowers were done on seperate cardstock, then cut out and adhered to the card.  I am thinking the finished card measured 5" x 5"

On this one I used a large butterfly stamp and purposely stamped the image off of the card edge, because the colors were softer I was able to stamp the verse in both the white area and the background area.

Looks Like Spring stam set
The colors on this one are brighter, I went over the areas several times with the colors, it was tricky to keep the red from blending totally into the lighter beige shade of ink.  The flower was stamped seperately then punched out with the scallopped circle, leaves were cut out and attached.

To get the solid color I used the post it note, but then added the yellow with a brayer.  I don't know who makes the buttefly stamp as I can not find it right now to identify it.


  1. Looks good. I havent dont that technique for a long time. really makes for a nice background.

  2. I love this technique! I am currently trying a few "resist" techniques that I am just loving.
    Now that I am getting back into the swing of things, I will have to take some pictures to send you.
    Have a wonderful week!! I'll keep checking in!