Saturday Stamping with Tabitha: Masking Sun Rays
Good Morning Sunshine! Tabitha here, with today’s stamping project featuring stamps from Honey Bee Scraps “Oh, Snap!” stamp set and a fun and easy masking technique!
You will need a yellow ink (I used Close to My Heart in Honey), a sponge dauber, two post-it notes, and a piece of paper cut to 3×4 for a Project Life card (I used sturdy watercolor paper). My embellishments were some washi tape, two heart punches, some Tim Holtz Tiny attacher staples, and some yellow twine…those can vary for your version.
I used one post-it to mask the horizon line, and roughly marked the middle point with a pen. I used the point of the sticky side of the post-it and angled it out from the mid-point of the horizon. Use your sponge dauber to layer ink into the triangle of space keeping your ink concentration heaviest along the edge of the post-it. Keeping the corner point of your post-it on the point you marked on your horizon, lift your post-it and shift it clockwise to work your way around the card to achieve the look of sun rays, reveal only a triangle at a time, and ink the edge closest to the post-it. I peeled off my post-its, added two strips of patterned washi, and stamped on the sentiment “Good Morning Sunshine” aiming the sun to land at the mid-point of the sun rays. Since the dye based ink didn’t absorb well into the washi tape I heat embossed it with a glittery embossing powder to seal on the ink, then I added my punched hearts and twine, and the sweet little heart cluster stamp from the Honey Bee “Oh, Snap!” set.
I hope I’ve inspired you again this Saturday to try something new with your stamps! Enjoy the summer sunshine this weekend and try your hand at masking some sun rays!