Hello Everybody. Finally I am starting to get back into the swing of crafting again after a week away and a busy week at work. As part of the Spotlight Feature over on the STAMPlorations Blog, I am back today with some more framed floral beauties which are made using simple masking techniques utilizing both the positive and negative mask of a stamped frame. Again I was working with the Floral Bliss set, STAMPlorations' current Stamp Club set, this time around I added a sentiment from the Fond Expressions 2 set. First up is the card I made in the video.
Masking is one of my favourite techniques, I just love the depth and layering effect one can achieve in a single layer.
To make this card I first stamped the helenium in the center and masked it off before stamping the frame and removing the mask from the flower.Next I coloured my flower using Promarkers, created a mask for the frame, positive, and kept the off-cut, negative, too. I used this negative to mask around my frame and sponged a little Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi (pink, blue and green) inside my frame. I then removed the mask from around the frame and used the positive mask to mask off the frame before stamping the helenium either side in black. To finish I removed the mask, stamped my sentiment and layered on a peach coloured base card.
I would like to enter my card at:
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Masking
Allsorts - Inspired by Summer
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Next up is the card I made as a 'warm up'.
Sometimes it is good to have a little play with a vague idea as a way of finding out where it is taking you. This is what I did here. Again I stamped the helenium in the center, masked, stamped my frame and masked again before stamping the flowers either side of the frame. Leaving both masks in place I coloured the outer flowers and sponged a little Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist. I then removed both masks, stamped my sentiment and layered on a white base card.
TIP!: Use the colour of your base card to highlight your main image. In my cards the peach helps to highlight the single coloured flower whereas the white base card helps to highlight the b&w helenium.
There is a little craft along video on how I made my first card.
That's it from me for today. Hope you enjoyed this quick and fun make. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to leave a comment for your chance to win a prize. I shall be back soon with more inspiration and projects.
Have a lovely day!