Reverse Masking

I worked on a card yesterday that was “reverse masked.”  I used leftovers from other events – paper, punched flowers, even the mask – and was very happy with the results.  Then I checked my friend Darrah’s blog this morning, and what did she have on there? A reverse masked card!  Weird, right?  And even weirder, she used the same color to “reverse” the mask.  Actually, Darrah used two colors and her reverse looked a lot cooler than mine.  I’ll have to CASE* it one day for you!

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Stamps:  Bright Blossoms, Petite Pairs; Ink:  Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive,Tempting Turquoise stampin’ write markers; Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit classic ink; Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango; Other:  2-3/8″ scallop circle punch, sponge, In Color designer printed brads

 I had already punched, split and snipped the scallop circles to form flowers**, so all I had to do was ink them with a little Calypso Coral ink.  (**Punch and distress the scallop circles, then peel the card stock layers apart.  I used two punched circles, which gave me 4 pieces. Then snip between each scallop to the center to form flowers.)  I spritzed the flowers with water before I inked them, and since they were peeled layers of card stock and very delicate, they got a little more distressed than I wanted.  In fact, one flower lost almost all its petals, but I think it looks ok.  It’s not quite as “floppy” in person.

The mask is just an oval frame.  I sponged Summer Starfruit ink inside the frame, then stamped the flowers along the bottom edge.  Easy and quick – but really summery.  The trick is to mail it without squashing the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

*CASE – Copy and Share Everything

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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