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Hello Honey Bee Fans! It’s LauraJane today sharing a masking project..start to finish with many photos:)) This is one of my favorite stamping techniques…backgrounds, masks and lots of layers!

Let’s get started!

Zen Floral is the Stamp set I’ll be playing with today.

  • First I cut a 8.5×11 inch piece of CS in half lengthwise..I like to make two A2 cards while I’m at it.
  • Then using coordinating HoneyCuts to the Zen Floral, I made 7 cuts of each chosen image on post it notes.
  • Placed them randomly onto the CS.

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  • Next I cut the CS in half ... two A2 sized pieces
  • Inked them both with Distress Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed…even coverage is not that important do to the many layers to come.   I think it adds interest to have lighter/darker areas.LJs maskedBG
  • I decided to set one of the A2 sized cardfronts aside….I’ll work on that NEXT week:))
  • Then I used the two leaves from Sweet as Honey and inked them in Dried Marigold and Wild Honey over the top and around the masks.
  • I made sure to turn the card front several times so the leaves had the look of falling across the CS.LJs maskedBG

Removing the masks is exciting to me! I LOVE seeing the negative space sitting on top of the inked and stamped background.LJs maskedBG

  • Now I placed the cardfront in my MISTI to stamp the images from Zen Floral that match the masked areas.
  • I chose to go with Versa Fine Vintage Sepia
  • using the MISTI  insured that the images get fully inked.

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Here is the completed background after stamping all the images.

It’s very nice and could be finished, but I decided to add some more color:)

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I chose to color with the Spectrum Aqua markers.

  • Sunflower, Sunset, Orange, Magenta, Red Violet, and Rose Pink
  • I wanted a loose, not to fussy, sort of coloring.

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Now, to finish the card:

  • I used a stitched and scalloped Rectangle die. Then placed a piece of Fun Foam under the center panel.
  • Cut a wavy scallop from white CS and stamped each day in the Vintage Sepia ink.
  • Stamped and embossed the word CHERISH from the set by the same name. Used the coordinating HoneyCut to cut it out and then cut a second CHERISH from Glitter paper.  Adhered the two together slightly off-set with Tombow Mono.
  • Embellished the center of each of the large blooms with Crystal Dew Drops, a few sequins and smaller dew drops in the center of each sequin.

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I’m pleased with how it turned out! And I’m looking forward to finishing the second cardfront . Hope you are inspired to give this a try and BUZZZ back in next week!

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5 responses to “Masked Background”

  1. Donna says:

    Awesome project. I love my Zen Florals and I will try this.

  2. Lisa Elton says:

    This is spectacular LauraJane!! I like the lovely rose pink you added!!

  3. Lisaerica says:

    Gorgeous Laura, what a great technique! You are the queen of flowers, that’s for sure. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  4. Larissa says:

    SO EBAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Shadows and the Colors!! SWOON!! =)