Saturday, October 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the Masking” Technique as shown on page 15 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link to Shirley's blog.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

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

There are many ways to use the masking technique, but I thought I would share how to use it to make a nice, clean border without your images overlapping at the corners.  It is very simple, but this card was so sweet and simple, I thought it would be fun to share, anyways!

 It's all fine when you start your border, but when you get to the edge, what do you do?  Simple!!!  Just use a scrap piece of paper to cover the area of the border you don't want stamped.

Then, line up your stamp with your previous stamp, and you will have the first part of your border done!  As you move along, I have found that I will sometimes need two scraps at each end when I am working with a side that is shorter than my border stamp.

Supply List: 
  •  Believe Level 2 Paper Pack (X7145B)
  • A Holiday stamp set (A1115)
  • Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686)
  • Holiday Red Ink Pad (Z2127)
  • Topiary Ink Pad (Z2155)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Shirley's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!