Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Blessing of Home for Technique Tuesday Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty People!
Today is Technique Tuesday Blog Hop Day, and I'm hopping along with a group of talented demonstrators. Our technique we are highlighting today is masking techniques. I love using masks, especially to make scenes with mountains and sunsets, but today I am highlighting the Retiform masking technique. I'll be honest, this technique has been around for a while, but I have never used it in a class, so today I'm giving it a try.

The cardstock I used for this card was Pool Party 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", Crumb Cake 4 1/8" x 5 3/8", and Basic White 4" x 5 1/4". I started by stamping the flower image from Blessings of Home (this set is coming up in January in our new January-July Mini-Catalog) in Soft Suede in the middle of the Basic White piece at a slight angle. A rectangle from Stitched Rectangles was cut to cover the image. 

Next, I placed a Post-It note along one of the edges of the rectangle and blended Balmy Blue from the Post-It note to the edge of the Basic White piece. The Post-It note was then moved to another side of the rectangle and Balmy Blue ink applied. I repeated this until I had covered all the sides.

Leaving the Basic White rectangle in place, I stamped the stamp, Stacked Stones, over the whole piece using Crumb Cake ink. I also sponged Crumb Cake around the edge of the Basic White rectangle before I removed it.

Stampin' Up! WaterColor pencils, both sets, were used to color the flower-Old Olive for the leaves and Crushed Curry for the flower centers. I decided to leave the petals white.

The new Brushed Brass Butterflies added an extra touch.

Even though I used Balmy Blue to sponge the front, I found the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon matched perfectly. That is also why I used Pool Party for the card base.

On the inside, I stamped Stacked Stones in Crumb Cake after stamping off first. I didn't want it to overtake the sentiment. The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede. All sentiments are included in Blessings of Home.

I hope you will give this cool masking technique a try. 

Please take a minute and check out all the techniques from this awesome group of global demonstrators.

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