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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reverse Masking Technique

This is card number two of this month's card class. This card teaches the reverse masking technique. I cut the tree, the size I wanted, from the center of a piece of white cardstock. I removed the actual center tree portion and was left with the cardstock with a hole the shape of the tree, making the mask. Using some repositionable tape, I layered the mask over a piece of white Cardstock, the size I needed, and taped down. Then taking two of the smaller snowflakes stamps from the Frosted Card Kit, I randomly stamped the smallest one with Juniper Ink, then repeated the larger one with New England Ivy Ink. I then went back and used the smallest stamp again and second generation stamped it with Juniper to fill in any blank areas of the tree. Before removing the mask, using a sponge dauber and Desert Sand ink, lightly sponge the edges of the tree. Now, carefully remove the mask and you have the shape of the tree on your white cardstock. 

I then sponged the edges of the white cardstock with the Desert Sand ink for a more aged look. I wrapped Red Bakers Twine around the base of the card twice and tied a bow. Layer this piece onto a piece of Ruby Cardstock and then all onto a card base. 
Stamp Peace and Joy in Ruby Ink

I took some of the self adhesive clear sparkles and colored them with a red Copic Marker. and scattered them on the tree.

The snowflakes around the card were punched from the silver glitter paper.

The star is a corrugated cardboard shape from a retired pack of embellishments. I swiped the VersaMark embossing ink over the raised area of the star and covered with gold embossing powder then heat set it. I then added the Almond Glitz Glitter Gel in the recessed areas.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Nancy, this is just stunning! Thank you for sharing all the directions as well. I like masking but it is not one of my better skills. I've been doing a bit more lately and it's getting better. I hope to find the time to try this one....even if it for next year. Hugs, Jeanie