It's time again for the monthly Totally Techniques Design Team blog hop featuring the Masking technique. This is an oldie but a goodie and is so easy to do. When you mask something and stamp on top the second image appears like it's behind the first one.
I choose to use the new Fresh Fruit stamp set because the images are easy to mask and cut out and I hadn't used it yet.
I started with the strawberry which I masked so I could add the pear and have it look like it was behind it. Then mask the pear and stamp the peach. The full instructions are in the downloadable PDF at the end of my post today!
Use a post it note or light weight paper for your mask so that there aren't any "halos" around your images. I found that this set is perfect for first timers as the inside images aren't solid so makes it easier to stamp.
My absolute favourite new designer paper is the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack which is a mixture of photographs of wheat, old board (the one I used today), dandelions, sky and more along with geometric designs. So gorgeous!
- 48 sheets
- 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
- 6" x 6"
- acid and lignin free
- Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White
It's so fun to add a bit of washi tape to your focal piece as it cuts out the need for a mat (I really wanted as much of this gorgeous paper from Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper to show) and gives it some interest. I think it looks really rustic which works well with the doily and the paper for a country feel.
Supplies used in my card today – if you click on the picture you will be taken to my online store!