Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Masking the Focal Image

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown has a technique challenge this time:


I really like the look of having a text background around the focal image.  So I masked my focal image to achieve this.


I stamped the bird and holly in archival ink and watercoloured it.  I then stamped the bird and holly again on a post-it, roughly fussy cut it and masked the one on my card. 

I then inked up the text stamp in a pale grey ink and stamped over top.  I was pleased with the look when I removed the mask. 

I bordered in red, and popped it up on fun foam.

I meant to put Glossy Accents on the berries but forgot so will go back and do that.

Thanks for stopping by!






Supplies:
Stamps - SU Beautiful Season, Stampendous Christmas Background
Ink - Archival Jet Black, Memento London Fog
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream, red cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam



6 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Susan! I LOVE the beautiful watercoloured bird and holly with the pretty text background. Great design, my friend! xx

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  2. Quelle jolie carte Susan, j'aime cette ambiance vintage pleine de charme, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  3. I studied your card before I read your description and was amazed that you managed the background stamp around the image. Oh the fussy cutting you are willing to do! Beautiful card, Susan!

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  4. The making gives a great look and really extends our stamps. I like the subtlety of your card. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  5. I love this chickadee and the masked script is fantastic with it! I would not have thought to pair these two stamps but will remember it for the future! Love the result!

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  6. So beautiful! I had to click over when I saw this in the list! Congrats!

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