I’ve never used this sort of masking technique, but when I saw it on Inspired by Stamping, I knew I had to give it a go.
It’s very easy to do, and I think, very effective.
The (heart-shaped) background here was done with Kaisercraft script stamp, because at this time, I don’t have the Inspired by Stamping background stamp I would have liked to use. (It’s on my to-buy list!) The greeting is from Big Wishes II, and the distressed heart from Summer Postcards Add On, both from Inspired by Stamping.
I stamped the heart a second time, then cut out the heart, put it through my 1.5inch Xyron, and added some glitter. It was then mounted with dimensional foam.
The whole thing was stamped on a cardtopper, which was cut slightly smaller than the cardbase, then mounted all round with dimensional foam.
That’s it – easy peasy!
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p.s. The challenge ends August 7th!
This is great Cheryl. love the technique on a heart shape.
Thanks Lindsay! I wanted to try something different than a square or rectangle. The heart worked perfectly with the other stamps I’d planned to use.
Oh Wow Cheryl, this is fabulous. What a beautiful card for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day! I really like this look.
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I LOVE your version. Using the “heart-shape” for the mask and adding the script, is just inspirational. I love that look, and MUST try this, myself. So many shapes, and also stamps can be used. Really adds to the use of our stamps, and I love the ability to “stretch my stamps”, LOL. Also, the overlapping of the sentiment onto your scripted heart, just takes this card to elegant! Truly an awesome touch! Love that little glittery dimensional heart, also. I forget those little touches sometimes, thanks for reminding me of that as well.
Whew, learned stuff today! Cool! Thanks for sharing, Cheryl. Awesome card!!!
Thanks, Susan! I don’t make a lot of one layer cards, because, you know me – I like to add lots of embellishments etc.
So this is a big challenge for me!
Aw, thanks, Anna! I was nearly going to leave this card totally flat, but the addition of the glittered heart did lift it to the next level. I’m so glad I went that little bit further.