This week’s CYCI Challenge is to stamp a card with three hues of blue with neutrals. Being eager to try a technique called “reverse masking,” I set out to make a winter themed card using Stampin’ Up!’s new Flurry of Wishes stamp set and Snow Flurry Punch, which are available separately or as a bundle.
With reverse masking, everything is covered except for the image and the image is shaded with an ink color. I created the mask using the Snow Flurry punch as well as the Flower Medallion punch which also coordinates with this stamp set. See my video tutorial below for more information on this technique.
Masking Out Part of the Greeting:
One of the greetings in this stamp set is “Sending you a flurry of warm Christmas wishes.” I only wanted “Christmas Wishes” to appear on my card. I used Scotch tape to cover the words I didn’t want to stamp. I inked the stamp with Memento Black ink and then removed the tape leaving ink on only those words that I wanted. I then stamped my greeting on the card. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. 🙂
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