Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Difficult Looking card!

Hi There

Todays card is one which, when I first looked at it, thought it may take me a few weeks to do! ! However once you have mastered the masking technique it does become easier. I won't say really easy because then I will make a hugh mess of the next one!
This is the one I first did on a workshop at The Stamp Pad with the amazingly talented Gwen.
The first thing we did was to stamp the central postage stamp image (which was a Clarity Stamp), then mask this off and stamp other postage stamped images masking each one off as it had been done to prevent overlapping stamping. The we reversed the maske in that we cut out the central image so that we could stamp through the mask so it came out inside the postage stamp. then we inked the card with distress inks. Matted and layered paper and black cardstock and used a fabby inverted corner punch. A wrap of ribbon and the mounted onto mushroom grey pearly cardstock folded to give an A5 card.
Once I got into the stamping and masking I found it really thereputic and really enjoyed myself, UNTIL it came to putting the finishing black squares on! They are just 2mm square and come as a full sheet, of peel offs. This was fiddly and seemed to take forever. I just could not get them straight, difficult to hold even with tweezers, one craft thing I have decided I can live without.
Great card and so easily be altered for male or female,  young or old. Just tailor the images in the picture to the persons favourite hobby or pastime.

Happy Crafting


  1. lovely colours fab card :)

  2. Masking and reverse masking - definitley up there with my fave stamping techniques! Glad you had fun at the workshop!

  3. Well done on your masking techniques - Looks great!