April 21, 2020

A LITTLE MASKING

I know the calendar tells us that it is spring. Unfortunately we haven't seen just too much spring weather. Wait! Let's try that again. Unfortunately, we haven't seen ANY spring weather. Around here, there is still snow lurking here and there.

So, if we can't have it in reality, how about I bring us a little spring-like card? Will that help?


The March Paper Pumpkin was especially wonderful in that, to commemorate the anniversary of Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! included not just one stamp set, but TWO stamp sets. While the first set was meant to go with the kit itself, I fell more in love with the second free set.

On my card, the rain boots, the flower design for the boots, the grassy border and the adorable bunny were four of the stamps in this free set.

I wanted it to look like the bunny was standing in front of the boots. Do you remember how to accomplish that? Yes, you got it! MASKING! 

To do the masking on this card, stamp the bunny on a piece of Whisper White cardstock about where you want him to be located. Then stamp the bunny once more onto a piece of sticky note, being sure that part of the stamping falls onto the sticky section. Fussy cut this bunny, keeping your cutting a smidge inside the stamped line. 

To stamp the boots to look like they are behind the bunny, adhere your cut out bunny over the first one you stamped. Then stamp the boots where you want them. If you want to add the flowers to the boots, do them also at this time.

Then, carefully peel off the sticky note, and voila!, your bunny is in front of the boots! Yay!

Since I'd done my stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I was able to color my bunny in a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend.


Even though I added a butterfly colored with Stampin' Blends and both the panel that holds the focal images, as well as the sentiment label, with Stampin' Dimensionals, the card is almost completely flat. I love it when that happens!


The butterfly and sentiment come from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, found on page 46 of the Annual Catalog. The butterfly was punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch on page 188, also in the Annual Catalog. The cute little green flowers are some of the Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins on page 178 of the Annual Catalog.

The circle that encompasses the boots and the bunny is from the Stitched Shapes dies, while the sentiment is done with the Stitched Rectangles dies, both on page 196 in the Annual Catalog.


There! Do you feel a little bit spring-y? Hope so! 

The sentiment goes out to all of us in the world during this weird coronavirus time. I hope you and yours are staying safe and well.


Masked 
Smiles.


18 comments:

  1. That is such a cute spring card! We had some teasers of spring weather last month but this month it's gotten really cold and wet again. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks! Where we live, we haven't even been treated to any spring teasers. Just yuk, yuk, yuk. If it's a little sunny, the wind is so strong. I'm so glad you liked my springy little card!

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  2. super cute I love the little card and looks like it should put a smile on anyones face
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  3. Masking is such a wonderful technique! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  4. Such a pretty card! Thank you for this very spring-y design.

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  5. That is so cute! Thanks for explaining about masking. Visiting from Hearth and Home.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! I hope you try masking sometime! It is a terrific technique.

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  6. This card is adorable! I love it.

    Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  7. Adorable card! We haven't seen much of Spring yet either but I'm hopefully. This card brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing with us each week at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks, Donna! May spring come to both of us SOON!

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  8. Really sweet, Linda, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! Stay well!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you and your family stay safe and well also!

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