Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Masked Backgrounds

One of the first reasons I fell in love with Technique Junkies stamps were their awesome backgrounds.  Today I played around with several backgrounds and a masking technique.  Remember you can get 10% off your order using my discount code TJ10Stephanie.

After spending time last week with my sister's cat Simon, I was inspired to make some cards featuring Coffee Kitty ... this stamp is very easy to cut for masking (I just cut off the whiskers from my mask, and it worked just fine).  I started by using my MISTI to stamp him on a white cardstock.

I stamped him a second time on masking paper to cover up my first stamped image, and then I positioned my Textured Newsprint background and stamped it in Fantasia Versafine Clair Ink.

I trimmed to even up the white border and then mounted my image on a purple card base.  I paired him with a sentiment from I've had my Coffee.

I finished with a few purple sequins.

The great thing about a mask is that you can use it several times.  Just be sure the ink on the masking paper is dried, so you don't rub it onto your next card (don't ask me how I know this).  I paired the Coffee Kitty with the Flower Doodles Background using Brown for the Cat and Tiger Lily Orange for the background.

For this cat, I paired him with a sentiment from Cat Greetings with the coordinating sentiment on the inside.

I hope I've given you some fun ideas for how to use your Technique Junkies background stamp collection ... go give masking a try.