Mojo Monday Masking

Today’s card is my submission for the Mojo Monday 375 design challenge. Mojo374SketchThis post will be about the overall design and masking. Come back tomorrow (Saturday morning) for a video tutorial on how I made the flower embellishment with Stampin’ Up!’s White Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Mold.overhelm
You know me … and my love affair for Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, right? Well, I took advantage of the various layers in the sketch to use sheets from my Brights Color Collection DSP. I especially love the polka dots and chevron stripes from this stack, don’t you?
Having been inspired by a card on Pinterest, I wanted to stamp multi-colored flowers in a sweep across the card while keeping the greeting masked in a banner of white.

Masking:
After stamping the greeting, I used a sticky note IMG_3297to mask, or protect, the greeting and the area that I wanted to keep white. With the sticky note in place, I stamped all of the flowers in three of my favorite colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Bermuda Bay. Once the stamping was complete, I removed the sticky note to reveal the white space. That’s always a pleasant surprise!
Create two colors with one ink pad:
While I love the rich tone of Bermuda Bay, I didn’t want all of the Bermuda Bay flowers to be so dark I wanted some to be muted so I “stamped off.” To get a lighter shade of the same ink color, ink your stamp and then “stamp off” on a scratch piece of paper to remove most of the ink. Then stamp on your project. You will get a lighter shade of the intended color.

The leaves of the flower were made with the Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Fair Framelit Bundle and the Big Shot Diecutting Machine. The flower itself was made with Stampin’ Up!’s White Simply Pressed Clay and our Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Mold. Come back tomorrow for a video tutorial on how to make the flower.

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7 thoughts on “Mojo Monday Masking

    • Thank you! That’s always very nice to hear! I meant to post it first thing this morning. Tomorrow (Saturday) I will post the follow up tutorial on the Simply Pressed Clay flower then. 🙂

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