September 14, 2011

Reverse Masking!~~

 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 for a tutorial!

More French Foliage cards to come!  Stamp a little today k?


1 comment:

Nikole Hahn said...

I thought the orange looked great.