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Monday, July 16, 2007

Technique Thursday submission

Kim Franz started a blog called Technique Thursday.

Logically enough, Kim publishes a technique to try each Thursday. Well this past Thursday the technique was "masking".

I love masking! My favorite way to stamp is to take smaller images and put them together to make pictures. So I just had to participate in this one!.

Here are my two attempts. The first is a "bird bath party" made with all justjohanna stamps.





The second is one of my favorite stamp sets from The Angel Company. I love all the different pieces that you can put together. And I really am a sucker for fall!

My tips for masking:
I love Eclipse paper. Its like thin post it paper with sticky over the entire back. It works great and I can save my masks to use over and over. I just keep them in the case with the stamps.

My other tip - sometimes I mask the stamp instead of the paper! If I only want part of an image or sentiment, I put painters tape over the part I don't want, ink the entire thing and then rip the painters tape off before I stamp. This is easier for me than trying to ink around images I don't want, especially if they are close together.
One last note: I've been tagged by Allison. (thanks Allison!) Now I'm trying to come up with 7 random interesting facts about myself........... Hopefully something will come to me soon.

3 comments:

Emilia said...

"Bird bath party" is sooooo lovely! They seem so happy!
Tks for your tip of masking! Great one!

Kathi Rerek said...

Wow. I love the Birdbath party card! It's just wonderful. The second card is cute too.

I hadn't heard about Eclipse paper. I'll have to check it out!

Claudette said...

wonderful job on both cards, glad I stopped by your site to view your work....fabulous job