Saturday, October 15, 2011

Masking Technique-Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!There are 11 of us participating in the Masking Technique hop. THis technique is shown on page 15 of the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, and uses the milepost shapes as a "mask".
Essentially masking is a way to stamp only a portion of an image by covering all or part of a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible

If you are coming from  Michelle's Blog, you are on the right track!

This is the card we will be making using a Circle
for the "mask".

Cut a 2-1/2 circle from a piece of cardstock

                           This will be your masking template
Use the cardstock piece with the circle cut out as your
stencil and begin sponging Sunflower Ink (Z2150)
and shading the inside edge with Sunset (Z2191)

                Remove the template and just lookie! Isn't that cool?
Now take that 2-1/2" circle you cut out in the beginning, and
place it over the inked circle image, and begin making your
spooky,smokey background. I used Hydrangea(Z2129)
and Pacifica(Z2192) and Black

                       Then lift off the circle mask, and wha-la!

You are now ready to stamp the little witch flying across the moon
I used My Acrylix Fright Night (B1359) from page 68 in the Autumn Winter Idea Book

Then you can cut out a design for your sentiment
I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut a cute little
label. If you would like to know more about the Cricut cartridge,
click here

Attach to the front of your card, then layer with another accent piece of cardstock, and a little bling for the stars.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Melissa's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you though of my variation and happy hopping!

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want to start from the beginning, please visit this link  Shirley's blog


  1. Love your card! Just when I thought I didn't need anymore Halloween stamps--I think I MUST have that one now!

  2. What can I say? Very, very cool!! Love the scene!
    Wendy K.

  3. Great card idea. I love the moon! And the spooky fence.

  4. cute card! I like the way you blended colors.