April’s Technque: Masking

I LOVE this technique.  You can be very detailed or very simple all using the same easy technique.  Technique class is this coming Monday and Tuesday, April 11th and 12th.  Both days I have two sessions, 9-12 and 3-8.  The Monday morning session is full, but, I still have opennings for the other sessions.

Here is my favorite one so far:

IMG_1265Pretty cool, don’t you think?  I wanted the flowers to look like they were bursting out of the card front.  It’s a little like peering into a secret flower garden.

I used masking, burnishing and of course my trusty Aqua Painter to color in the flowers and leaves.  These are the kinds of cards that look very different when my stampers make them.  All look beautiful and unique!  (I know Amy P., that’s a “Mom” thing to say, but it’s very true!)  My thought is that is not just a cookie cutter card, you make it your own while using all the same tools.

Here’s another peek at the Technique class cards:

IMG_1266This is one of those cards that show better in person, since I am not much of a photographer!  This is a very simple masking card.  Best part is that the flower used has a matching punch.  So, you can punch out the shape by layering a post it note on cardstock. Punch  through both making sure that you get some of the sticky post it note portion.  By layering the post it note up on cardstock you make it much easier to punch out.  Sometimes when you punch out a shape with thin paper it tends to get jammed in the punch.  I have a couple of other little tips, but, you will have to come to class to hear “the rest of the story”.

Since I am late posting these cards.  I will show you another techniques card.  This was the first one I made.  I did see similar cards on Pinterest which peaked my design interest!

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I don’t think you can make a bad card with a lighthouse and the sea!  Another fun card that goes together quicker than you would think.  However, there is some embossing on this one.

Let me know ASAP if you want to join us this month in Techniques Class!

Happy Stamping!

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