This card was created using the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Dies and the masking technique. I've entered this card in the Sunday Stamps challenge -- this week is a card sketch challenge.
Sunday Stamps Challenge "SSC244 In the Middle"
This is the sketch I followed to create my card.
Stamp Set(s): Tasteful Touches
Dies: Stitched Shapes
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Merry Merlot, VersaMark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Embellishments/Ribbon: Pearl Basic Jewels
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Other: Pencil, Red Rubber Eraser
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder
Take Your Pick (optional)
Cardstock Layers and Measurements
Card Base: Basic Gray measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Layer #1: Gray Granite measuring 5 1/4" x 4
Layer #2: Whisper White measuring 5 x 3 3/4
Inside Layer: Whisper White measuring 5 1/4" x 4"
Masking Technique: The masking technique is used to cover a section of your stamped image(s) to prevent overlapping ink from a nearby stamped image or ink blending. Masking protects your stamped images from overlapping ink – it gives the appearance of one stamped image in the foreground (or in front of) another stamped image. This makes your card look realistic – it gives it depth.
How do you use the masking technique? It is very simple! After you stamp your first image, use something to cover the area such as a sticky note or a low tack piece of tape.
Here is an example of the Masking Technique Used for this Card
Design Overview for this Card
For this card, my goal was to place a die cut oval in the center of the card with stamped floral images in the background. To do this, I used the masking technique, but first I used the oval die to determine where it will be placed and lightly traced the die. This gave me a guideline for the placement of my stamped floral images.
Instructions for Assembly
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above
Determine the location for your stamped location (see above for how I did this); for this card, I used a pencil to lightly trace the area that will be covered up by my die cut oval, creating a guide for the placement of my stamped flowers
I stamped the top left and top right floral images, on the Whisper White cardstock, then masked the stamped florals with sticky notes before stamping the second set of flowers
I repeated step #3 to add a third set of stamped florals
I then erased the pencil lines with a red rubber eraser
Die cut the oval from a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock
Stamp the sentiment on the oval with VersaMark, cover with white embossing powder, tap off, and heat with heat tool to melt the embossing powder
Adhere the oval to the stamped cardstock in the in the area where I had the traced shape
Adhere the Whisper White panel to the Gray Granie cardsotck with liquid glue, or the adhesive of your choice
Adhere the Gray Granite layer / panel to the Basic Gray card base with liquid glue, or the adhesive of your cohice
Decorate the card front with pearls
Inside Panel: stamp/decorate the inside layer / panel of Whisper White cardstock and with liquid glue, or the adhesive of your cohice
This is how I decorated this inside layer / panel of my card:
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