Masking with Butterfly Notes -Thank You Card

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Masking 2 It’s time to get creative with the Masking Technique!   There are so many fabulous ways to use this technique whether for creating faux layers or making a flower or a pumpkin (or something equally as fun!) appear in front of or behind another image.  It’s an easy way to take your stamping to the next level!

We challenged our members over at StampNation to use the masking technique…here’s a peek at some of the Dream Team’s cards:

Masking SN cards I was so inspired that as soon as I got my stuff settled in the new office, I went to work!

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Here is my very first card made in my new space!  WOOOT!

Masking I die cut a rectangle shape out of copy paper and used 2 Way Glue to draw around the cut out, let it dry and it became a temporary adhesive.

I placed the mask over my card layer, then stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Notes Stamp Set and the small flower from Lovely Flowers Stamp Set.  Removing the mask reveals a rectangle of stamped butterflies and gives the illusion of a card layer!

I used a fine tipped journaling pen to draw a slightly wonky line around the rectangle for more definitely.

A white embossed greeting on black, trimmed out is a great accent for a simple card like this.

StampNation Members, hop over to SN, get inspired and share your Masked Card creations with us!

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Catherine Pooler Designs Techniques

Butterfly Rainbow with the Rock and Roll Technique!

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Hi there, It’s Maureen here with a guest post that I made just for you! With Spring right around the corner, I’m inspired to make cards featuring flowers and butterflies, birds and nature. I just can’t wait to see buds on the trees and hear birds singing outside my window. Maybe some of you have already seen a touch of Spring depending on where you live.
RainbowButterflies I have been dreaming up a rainbow butterfly card in my head for a while. I reached for my beloved Butterfly Notes stamp set and got busy.

I used nearly every ink color in the Catherine Pooler line. I arranged the ink in rainbow order on my work surface and start stamping mid-rainbow and in the center of my 4 x 5 1/4” white panel.

Each butterfly was first stamp in a lighter shade and then rolled in a darker shade (or even a different, but darker color). This is the Rock & Roll technique.

RainbowButterfliesCU Once all of the larger butterflies were stamped, I went in and added some smaller butterflies and polka dots to fill in the empty space. To get even more variation in color, I stamped off some of the dots.

I really wanted those butterflies to be the focus of my card, so I added just a simple sentiment. I didn’t want my sentiment to look as if it were floating, so I grounded it with three score line. I then added my sentiment which was stamped and heat embossed in white on black card stock, then added it to the stamped panel with foam adhesive. The card was complete by placing it on a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my project!

 

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