Thursday, April 18, 2013

Reverse Masking

Today I am going to show you a simple but WOW card from our convention shoebox swap, which was designed by Melanie Ramsey.

This simple 2 layer card has 2 wow factors, I think.


1) the textured frame, so easily done with the framed tulips embossing folder!

2) the label in the middle is actually a technique called “reverse masking”. It’s done by punching a a shape into a piece of paper, then covering the layer of cardstock with that piece = mask. You then sponge or stipple ink into the punched opening and also stamp your image. When you lift the mask you have this wonderful dimensional shape.

Give it a try! It’s so easy but makes a card pop.

Supplies used:

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Item #121809  $7.95

Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

Nature's Pace, Item #122662  $17.95

Nature's Pace - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Item #127003  $24.95

Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies

Sponge Daubers, Item #102892  $10.95

Sponge Daubers - by Stampin' Up!



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