Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Masking with Papaya Collage

Greetings, Stampers! Here I am again with the third and final project from my last technique class, Masking. This one was easy-peasy and features a lovely fern image from the Papaya Collage Stamp Set. This easily could have been a one layer card and just as beautiful without the ribbon, but you know how I am about layers and embellishments. I just can't help myself! This project was inspired by the beautiful work of Heather Telford, who is a master at sponging and masking. Thanks, Heather!

If you can find large Post-It notes, this project becomes even easier. If not, no problem, just use scrap paper and temporary adhesive to create a mask above and below the areas you want to stamp. I recommend measuring and making a little pencil to mark to keep your masked area even. After masking off the white area, I stamped the fern image several times in Lucky Limeade and Always Artichoke ink. The entire area was sponged with Daffodil Delight, leaving an area in the center un-sponged to give the illusion of sunshine. Remove the masks and that's it!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Papaya Collage
Card Stock: White White, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Ink Pads: Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Stampin' Sponges
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Other: Temporary Adhesive

Inky hugs!


Darnell said...

Oh, Sandy, well done! Your illusion of sunshine is so perfect. I went to get my sunglasses!! Heather will be so, so proud!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, this is stunning! I have had this set since we could pre-order it and have never been excited to ink it up...until now! The shading you added is gorgeous! Wow!