Showing posts with label blending brushes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blending brushes. Show all posts

March 17, 2023

Double Masking to Create a Spotlight


Hey Friends,

Today's card features a fun technique of masking your card twice to create a fun "spotllight" for your card. Here, I first masked off the center of the panel with masking paper that I had die cut with a circle die from the Layering Circles dies. I then used my blending brushes and Starry Sky Ink and Tahitian Tide Ink to blend my background. When I removed the mask, I had a nice bright white circle with a beautiful blended background. I then took the remaining masking paper that I had cut the circle from and laid that down over the panel ensuring to line up the circles while protecting my blended background and I stamped my Sentiment and my floral images. The colors I used are Starry Sky for the sentiment and Polished Pink for the flowers and the centers and leaves are stamped in Parakeet Party. Then as a final touch, I added some white Baker's Twine that I wrapped twice around and tied into a bow. 

Using the double masking is a fun way to add a spotlight effect to your card. I love how these pretty pink flowers pop here and are spotlighted in this card. Let me know if you give this a try. I'd love to hear. In the meantime, 

Happy Stamping,

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August 15, 2022

Create a Snowy Background with Emboss Resist Technique


Emboss Resist Perched in a tree

I fell in love with the Perched in a Tree stamp and die set and when I saw the die cut Aspen tree I envisioned a snowy background behind it, so I set out to create just that. Of course the stamp set contains the perfect "speckle" stamp so by creating an emboss resist background using clear embossing powder then Starry Sky ink blended over the clear embossed "speckle", I had my snowy background. 

Emboss resist is one of those techniques we tend to forget about but it can be a real handy technique to have in your arsenal of stamping techniques. Be sure to check out the replay of my Facebook Live if you'd like to see how it's done. It's so easy and can really pack a punch on your card. I LOVE the Starry Sky here with the Basic White. I just looks so pretty together. I will definitely try this one again. 


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