How To Mask Quickly with Lined Paper

Here's a card I made using CTMH's "A Garden," "Universal Backgrounds," and "Whooos Your Valentine" stamp sets.  I also made Smoothie my color of choice--to meet the requirement for the Color My Heart color dare for this week.

I manipulated the flowers by bending the clear stamp in different ways and then stamping each way on the white square--giving the appearance of one stamp.  MS Glitter Glue and White Applique added a little pizzazz to the stamped images.

To make the bit of color and pattern across the center of the card, I grabbed the first thing that I saw--a random sheet of lined paper.  I tore it and laid it across the part of the Smoothie cardstock I wanted to ink.  Then I stamped the background stamp twice and sponged across the open surface.  When I lifted up the lined paper, the torn look remained in ink.

Usually I would use painter's tape for this type of masking, but this worked well--and even afforded me a larger area for the stamp to spill over on.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!


ScrappyHorses said...

I love this card! Beautiful!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! Love how you created the look of one stamp on the flowers!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

What a beautiful card, Brenda! Thanks for explaining how you colored the middle of the card. It looks terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week--hope you can join us again soon!
:) Marie

sarahstone said...

Brenda, you are so creative! You always inspire me. This card is wonderful. Thanks for playing in our Smoothie challenge this week at Color My Heart!


G Eileen Studios said...

The torn, inked, and stamped panel is lovely. But the addition of the Baker's twine really sets it off! Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.