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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Blooming with Kindness Reverse Masking

Today I'm going to share with you a very fun, easy, and effective technique.  It's the "Reverse Masking" technique.  I found a tutorial for it on Patty Bennett's blog, you can see it here.  I do like video blogs but they tend to take more of my time than ones with words and a few photos.  Especially when they are easy to do.  For more complex things I do prefer a video.  Anyway, the video is good and if you follow it you can make a pretty reversed masked card too. If you don't have time for the video then just keep reading!

To make your mask you just take a punch or a die and punch it out on a piece of cardstock.  Then you take a piece of cardstock that you are going to use for the front of your card.  Here I used Whisper White.  I positioned the mask where I wanted it and I sponged in some Daffodil Delight and then some Calypso Coral.  I removed the mask and this is what I got.  Patty did say that the image on your cardstock will be darker than you expected it to be.  It's easy to be deceived by the mask, so start out light and just remove a corner of the mask to check to see if you want to go darker or not.  Use Post it's to hold your edges in place, that way you won't have to worry about the papers slipping when you take a look see!

Once I was satisfied with my sponging I removed the mask and stamped the flower.  I liked Patty's idea of stamping the flower more towards the center so the middle of the flower looks lighter.  I think it turned out pretty.  Then I stamped the words.  

The butterfly was done on a separate piece of cardstock and punched out.  I did use glue to set that in place. I added 3 pearls down the center of the butterfly and then I added some white Baker's Twine.  And the corners were rounded before the piece was set in place on top of a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze cardstock.  And there you have it.  Easy Peasy!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

edited on 6-10-13:  added link to Patty Bennett's blog for the technique


christi said...

gorgeous card. i didn't see the link to patty bennets blog. thanks for sharing this tecnique.

JoAnn P said...

Beautiful card, I will have to give this a try.