Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Masked Birthday Blossoms

Today I am sharing the second card that I made using the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

For this card I used the Masking technique to stamp the flowers and leaves on the front of the card.

Apologies for the shadow on the card. Problems with lighting.

The masking technique is quite simple to do. All you need is a pad of post-it-notes and a pair of scissors. Although the flower in the Birthday Blossoms co-ordinates with the Pansy Punch I chose to fussy cut the flowers out. The reason being the punch is slightly larger than the flower stamp itself and I did not want to leave a blank space when stamping over the mask. I have a couple of quick tips to share:
  • Make sure that part of the shape you are cutting out includes part of the sticky strip. This sticky part will then hold the mask on the card stock and your hands are free to hold the stamp.
  • Stamp the image once onto the top sheet of a pile of 3 - 4 post-it notes and cut them all out at the same time. You only have to fussy cut once if you do this.
I started by stamping three flowers (top, middle and bottom) onto the Whisper White card stock and then placed the post-it note masks on top of these and then stamped more flowers. I then worked from the top downwards putting the masks on the flowers and stamping the leaves in Cucumber Crush ink.

The greeting was stamped in Watermelon Wonder and then punched out using the Decorative Label Punch. I then punched out two more Decorative Labels from Watermelon Wonder card stock. Cut them in half (one along the long length and the other across the shorter one) and snipped a few of the points off where the labels had been cut in half. These cut labels are then glued to the underside of the greeting so that it looks like the greeting is sitting on a slightly larger label.

The Stampin' Up! products used to make this project are:

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I have one more post to share this week featuring the Birthday Blossoms stamp set so please check back soon. Alternatively, you subscribe to my blog by following me by email or on NetWorked Blogs. You can do this by using the appropriate box in the left hand column.

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