Time for another weekly challenge from Annabelle Stamps blog and this week it is a technique challenge and I have to say as a keen stamper it is one of my favourite techniques (as well as many others!) it is ....
... too easy! Here is my card ...
I have used the wonderful set called Party Animals 1. I use this set alot and it is made up of individual cheeky animals so as you can see I created a group of animals using the masking technique. To make a mask you stamp the individual animals on scrap paper, fussy cut and apply repositional glue to the back of each mask, let it dry and become tacky. For this group I only had to make one mask and that was for the dog. I stamped the dog first on water colour paper, use my mask to cover it and then stamped the cat on the right with a slight overlap on the dog and then stamped the mouse to the left again with a slight overlap. I then removed the dog mask, coloured in the images, sponged my background and edges and voila!
It is a fabulous technique masking - examples could be creating a bouquet of flowers using one flower stamp, creating a scene with background and foreground elements, adding an image with in an image, a good example of this is using the Christmas Scene Baubles stamp set -you can stamp an image within the baubles so you would stamp a bauble and then mask it negatively - cut away the blank area within the bauble and use the surrounding area as a mask and then stamp something that blank area!
I hope you give this challenge a go - why not team it up with this months sketch challenge and you could be in with a chance to win a $20 voucher to the shop - let me tell you these stamps are of fantastic quality and produce perfect images.
materials - Bazzill Sunbeam and Ivy cardboard, American Crafts Pacific cardboard; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup' papers; water colour paper; Annabelle Stamps 'Party Animals 1' stamps, Stazon jet black ink, Versa Color sky blue ink; Marvy pens, Dove blender pen; 10mm light blue grossgrain; brads.
Thanks for looking and see you next week for the next 'say it with ...'