Wednesday 2 February 2011

Perfect Together

Paper Crafts magazines produces several special issues each year. Currently available is Stamp It! Techniques. Designers were asked to submit projects featuring one of several popular stamping techniques (paper piecing, heat embossing etc). This card was accepted for the masking section and features on p.56 of the magazine.

Masking was probably the first technique I encountered that made me squeal with excitement. I still get a childish thrill every time I peel away the mask and see the way objects are built up into little scenes! So here, I have a single shaker pot stamp - it was stamped first on the right, masked and stamped again on the left. Once the mask is peeled away, the object you stamped second appears to be behind the first one. The S and P are separate stamps so you can do those as finishing touches.

The instructions printed in the magazine are not quite what I wrote with my submission since they say to "mask with cardstock". Cardstock is not the best choice of material if you're making a mask - you want something thin (Post It notes are ideal) so that your stamp makes proper contact at the edge of the mask and you don't end up with a halo of white space around the image you stamped first. Of course there might be occasions where you want that slight blank space but if you want the effect shown here, choose something thin to make your mask.

I also stamped the lace edging directly onto the card base and just coloured underneath with a black marker - saves the fiddly cutting out!

Kitchen Classics (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Cryogen White
Radiant paper pad (Heartwarming Vintage by Crafty Secrets)

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Time Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)

Memento markers by Tsukineko
Labels Eight Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Scor It!
Sewing machine and thread

Thanks for stopping by!


Artyjen said...

Lovely bit of of my favs too ;)
How annoying that they changed your wording!
xoxo Sioux

itsallrosi said...

loved this one when I saw it in the magazine, Joanne!

Karen said...

This is a lovely way to show off masking so I am not surprised you got it published...clever you!!! xxx

Anonymous said...

great image to show the masking technique...must get the mag to see it in print!

cookcreateread said...

Very clever masking Joanne, and I love that card!! :)

Kaz said...

It's beautiful Joanne. Congrats on getting published you clever thing!! xx

Carol Plume said...

what a great looking card Joanne - well done on the publication xx

Di said...

Fab masking Joanne, I must try it too. Well done on getting published, although I'm not surprised ;o)

Kathy said...

Congrats on getting into the book Joanne - you really deserve a whole book to yourself though!
This is lovely - everything about it works perfectly together

Hazel said...

Congrats on being published with this super project - love it x

sam21ski said...

Fantastic xxxx

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Congratulations Joanne! Your card is fantastic example of masking and it also fits perfect for my 'love' post tomorrow so I will link back here to your blog

We are also stating a rewards program for published project so I will enter this card. Up to 4 designers can win monthly this looks like it's a winner!

Jean Franks Beck said...

Woohooo, congrats on the pub, Joanne! This card is adorable! Congrats on that Crafty Secrets reward, too. Have fun! (And isn't that ironic - the magazine edited the editor, and of course they got it wrong, LOL!!! Yep, I remember being edited by, errrrmmm, "others", too. ;) Post-Its are the way to go.)

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous card Joanne. Well done on the publication.. I've had a lovely catch up with your stunning creations :) All beautiful..xx

Kimberlytlpe said...

great image to show the masking technique...must get the mag to see it in print!