Friday, November 13, 2009

Serene Snowflakes Reverse Masking Card

Here's the last card from last weekend's Christmas Card class. I also whipped up some to swap at tonight's demonstrator meeting. (If you live in the Champaign-Urbana area and would like to attend as my guest, call me this afternoon!)

I love the clean look of this card. Wish I could take credit, but I CASEd it! The original, by Kristin Moore, was a vertical card. I turned it for a horizontal layout.

It looks much more complicated than it is. To do this "Reverse Masking" technique, cut an oval (or circle or other shape) from a scrap piece of cardstock. This is the "mask". Place it over your good cardstock. Stamp inside the cut out (stamp over the edges of the mask too!) and then use a sponge to sponge inside, around the edges or the entire cutout area. Lift the mask and reveal the faux layer you've created. Then stamp another image overlapping the faux layer and add a greeting. So easy!

Supplies: Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays, Bordering Blue ink & cardstock, Night of Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Coluzzle, Stamping Sponges, Ticket Corner Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercer

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Lorri said...

Julie, this is an AWESOME card, nice fresh clean look, yet SO ELEGANT!! LOVE THIS!! Thanks for sharing your incredible creativity!

Christyne said...

This is STUNNING Julie! I love this technique!

Linda D. said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.