Hi there! I have been playing with French Foliage this week as the fall temps have been showing themselves. It seemed appropriate!
This technique warrants the blog post!
This is reverse masking! I cut a 2.75 x 2.75 inch square from the center of a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of CS by first cutting a 2.75 inch square of CS. Then I used an Exacto knife to cut around the square which I had adhered to a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of CS.( I did it that way to be sure that when I centered the square onto the card front I was stamping on, that it would be truly centered.) I then placed a small amount of adhesive onto the mask to hold it in place, and laid it onto the Vanilla CS I would be stamping on. Then I sponged, with Pumpkin Pie ink, into the square. Then I added the leaves and dots and whatnot while the mask was still in place. When I removed the mask, I got the nice square full of images you see! (clear as mud?)
There is Pumpkin Pie CS behind the main image, but it's the Pumpkin ink I don't care for. It came out to orangy. Maybe if I had used More Mustard.....anyway, the technique is cool! Check out www.Splitcoaststampers.com for a tutorial!
More French Foliage cards to come! Stamp a little today k?