Sunday 20 January 2019

AAA Cards Challenge #132 Up To One Third + Optional Twist Masking

I'm here today to let you all know about the new challenge that has started at AAA Cards.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and I used their beautiful Mon Ami flower for my card.

If you know this stamp you'll probably have guessed that I went with the optional twist of masking. It's quite a difficult idea to visualise so I made a little photo tutorial to show how I achieved this effect.

1. I stamped the flower onto white card stock.

2. I stamped the flower onto masking paper, hand cut it and placed it over the stamped flower.

3. I flipped the flower stamp so that it was upside down and stamped it over the mask.

4. I placed another mask over the upside down flower.

5. I turned the stamp sideways and stamped it over the two masks, once facing left and once facing right.

6. I removed the masks to reveal the finished result.

I finished off the card by adding some colour using my Copic pens and a greeting tucked under the floral focal point.

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays, Mon Ami
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Pens: Copic, BV000, BV13, V12, C0

It's really such a simple technique and gives lots more possibilities to extend the use of a stamp set. Want to see if any of the other AAA Cards DT have used  masking in this or other ways? You can find them all here as well as the beautiful card created by our Guest Designer Julie B. You'll be bowled over by the dramatic look julie has achieved with her card.

Thanks so much for your time today, I'm so pleased you visited my blog. If you'd like to follow me here on my blog I'd be delighted to see you pop up.

And keep crafting!

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  1. Wow I thought that was one stamp!. Very clever to stamp it 4 times and masking bits off, looks awesome

  2. Great masking Jane and I never thought about the middle third of the card when I was thinking about the theme, works so well. Thanks for having me over to GD. :)

  3. Fab masking and stamping Jane - really effective. Great card!

  4. I have this stamp and would never have thought to use it in this way. Fabulous masking and such a creative and beautiful CAS card. Thank you for the inspiration x.

  5. Beautiful card! Great job with the masking, Jo x

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous! Beautiful masking job and I love the soft coloring!

  7. Oh I SEE!!! I've been wondering how you incorporated masking! Thanks for that little tutorial Jane! It's a beautiful card, so creative and I LOVE the colour!

  8. Beautiful shading, Jane. This is such a lovely card. =)


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