It's that time again and you are in for a treat. The NC Demos have great ideas for you for our February Hop on masking. There are several techniques for masking. I can't wait to see everyone's projects. Be sure to visit the other sites when you finish here!
I'll be using the Thanks a Bunch stamp set (Sale-a-Bration) along with the Cheerful Basket stamp set (Annual Catalog). I think these two sets pair very well together.
I stamped the basket in Early Espresso ink. Leave room under the basket to cut out the panel. Stamp the basket again on a scrap of Crumb Cake card stock. Use the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1. Color in the Early Espresso pencil where you wish to add more definition right on the Crumb Cake. Use a Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Color the handle black. Cut out the basket. There is a die but I didn't want the extra paper around it. We will later cover the basket you stamped on the white with this cut out.
Form masks of the small carrots by stamping them on the masking paper and cutting them out. Do not leave an edge on these. You might need 2 or 3. I do have a video at the end that will show you. Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words! We will be using the Masking Paper by Stampin' Up! I stamped a few spaced out carrots in Pumpkin Pie. The carrots between are stamped off with a mask over the neighboring carrots. Your stamping will show in the basket. It's there to let you know where to stamp. When done remove all the masks. Cut out the panel with the Scalloped Contour dies. After adding the words, extra carrot cut out at the bottom, and the Garden Green twine from the Three Twine Combo Pack, add the cut out basket over the stamped basket. We are masking our extra stamping on the stamped basket.
The Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper was used on my card cut to 4 x 5 1/4. Stamp randomly the small cluster of carrots around the edges. Turn the stamp so that it varies in direction. It's OK to run off the page. Add the carrot tops in Garden Green.
For the second card, we made a mask of the basket by stamping it and cutting it out. I did talk in the video about getting a little bit of the sticky off of the masks to make removal easier. Be careful. This time stamp the carrots exactly as in the first card. When you remove the mask from the basket, color it in using the Crumb Cake Blends Combo and a Dark Early Espresso Blend for the handle.
I did pull apart the strands of the Garden Green twine before tying the bow.
I also showed in the video how to use the masking paper to make the large carrots growing from the ground using a 3 x 5 piece of the masking paper.
Just cut the masking paper in curvy lines across the center.
Here is the video. It's almost an hour. I had a lot to say. Thanks for watching!
Here is the finished card from the video.
And below is a picture of both of the cards.
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