Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card using the brand new stamp set from Neat and Tangled: Dreams! It is a special stamp set which is free with any order placed at N&T store during this month for our year 1 celebration.
I used a technique I call Reverse Masking to create the orange background for the sentiment.
I use reverse stamping technique a lot but when the stamp design is not symmetrical, it will not work. How about using the reverse side to create a mask for it? I experimented and liked the result. Here is how I did it:
I inked the stamp on its reverse side, stamped and cut out. I used both pieces on my card.
I used the cut-out piece (stamped side facing down) to mask and create the pink area.
And the negative part to mask and ink the orange area. As the arrow shown: I used a piece of Scotch tape (hard to see but it is there) to help keep the mask together at where I cut in.
I left the mask in place when stamping the sentiment to help me align it to the center.
I stamped the sentiment again on some yellow paper and cut out the banner part to add interest to the sentiment. I also used a white gel pen to draw some lines for some depth for the pink background.
I had a lot of fun playing with this sentiment. I look forward to our September release with more awesome calligraphy stamps by Danielle! See you then!
And it’s time to draw the winner for Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8 Blog Hop!
Congratulations, Virginia!! Please email me your snail mail address to claim your prize: A copy of Holiday Cards & More, Vol. 8! The magazine will be shipped directly from Paper Crafts.
Thank everyone for stopping by and sharing your favorite holiday treats with me! I appreciate your comments and have kept notes of what to try for this coming holiday season! Thank you! Hope that you will join our future blog hops and giveaways as well! Happy Crafting!