Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Well its back to normal and Its a technique simply because it's Tuesday. Today's technique is masking using the demo I did on my shows at the weekend. The secret to this masking is the Cricut transfer tape. This allows you to stamp onto it, cut it out and because it is transparent you can see exactly where you place it. The other benefit is that it is removable and can be used over and over.
To make the background I stamped the leaf from my Dog flower set a few times on the tape (make sure this is a second generation stamp as you do not want to use too much ink as it can take a while to dry) Next cut out the leaves exactly on the lines you can store these on a piece of normal card until you want to use them then simply place them back for future use. next I stamped leaves, using archival black ink, onto a piece of pumice foundation card along the side. Next I masked these off using the transfer tape masks I made earlier.
To achieve the faded look I grabbed distress ink in Spiced marmalade and tea dye over the image using the new Creative Expressions smoothies. These are brilliant as you can't get a line in your colouring as there are no edges!
I removed the masks and placed them on a piece of card for another use and cut the edge of the background along the edge of the leaves.
Finally I stamped the main element form the set and decoupaged the flowers back on top by stamping 2 more of the main elements and hand cutting out the spray of flowers on the top. A ribbon bow and small black dazzlers finished the card (along with a square 21 x 21cm card base made up of layers of Taupe and black foundation card.
CE Clear stamps Dog flower frame elements - by me
Cricut transfer tape
Distress ink in spiced Marmalade & Tea Dye
Foundation card in Pumice, Black and Taupe.
If you'd like to see a video of this technique then it should be available on catch up on Create and Craft until Friday!