Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Sunburst Masking Technique

Pin It Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you came here from Shannon Pelletier's blog then you are on the right track. If you are new to the blog hop then just start here and hop from blog to blog following the links to wonderful SOTM artwork done by fellow Close to My Heart consultants. If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list here. Here is my card this month and I hope you enjoy it.  Please feel free to leave a comment if you like it or if you have any questions  Thanks!

I made this card for my mom's birthday a few days ago and she loved it, but she's my mom so she has to like it anyway.  :o)

Black Ink Pad
Heavenly Blue Ink Pad
Juniper Ink Pad
Buttercup Ink Pad
Silouette Level 2 Paper Pack - Polka Dot Piece - 2" x 4 1/4"
Heavely Blue Cardsock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Buttercup Cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4"
Black Cardstock - 3 3/4" x 5"
White Daisy Cardstock 3 1/8" x 4 7/8"
Text Weight Paper
Glue Pen
Round Sponge

Using a black ink pad, stamp the flower onto the corner of your White Daisy CS and also onto your text weight paper.  Cut out the flower from the text weight paper and add a few dots of glue pen to it and let dry.  Once dry, place the text weight flower over the flower on the cardstock as your mask.  Tip: Look at the center of the flower to help match up the mask.  Holding the mask in place, ink up your sponge with Heavenly Blue ink and drag the sponge from the edge of the flower out toward the edge of your card on all sides (like a sunburst, duh!).  Now turn your mask slightly to the right or left and do the same thing with Juniper ink.  You will get a shaded effect under the petals.  Ink up a leaf from the stamp set with Juniper ink and stamp two on your cardstock with your mask still in place.  Remove the mask and stamp the center of the flower with Buttercup Ink.  Stamp the saying in the lower/right hand corner with Black Ink.  Use your favorite adhesive to put the card together in the layout shown in the photo. 

Now please visit Jill's blog for more great ideas!  Thanks for "hopping" by!

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Kathleen said...

This card is fabulous! I love how soft the background is!

Sheila Bennett said...

Very pretty. Really like the masking idea with this large flower. And your colors look really nice.

Scrappy RN said...

lovely, thanks for including directions.

shannonmvt said...

Great technique! Thanks for sharing.

Jenifer said...

Such beautiful card!

Carla said...

Very pretty card!

sylvia said...

I LOVE this! Great card.

Debra said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the masking makes your flower pop!

Krista Ritskes said...

Gorgeous! Love your masking.

Traci Godbee said...

I love how the flower just pops out with the coloring the way it is... great colors!

Haley D. said...

What a beautiful card! I am definitely going to have to try this technique.

Laurie said...

That is a beautiful card!

Lori said...

Your card is goreous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Marie-France ~ said...

I loved your card so much I cased it and posted it on my Blog! LOL (crediting you, of course).

Closet Stamper said...

Very nice. I love masking and this is such a soft card!