In the recent Guy Greetings class, one of the cards made used the “In the Meadow” stamp  set from Stampin’ Up!  When I first saw this stamp set, I knew it was a “must purchase” so I could make a card for my deer hunting dad!  The masking technique was used so that the deer appear in front of the trees.  After stamping the design with Stazon Jet Black ink onto  Shimmery White paper, aqua painters were used to color the image. A circle framelit die was used to cut the image before attaching it to the designer series paper (DSP) layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The DSP is from the English Garden collection.  The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings stamp set.  
Father’s Day Card using Stampin’ Up! In the Meadow stamp set

The masking technique is simple!  Use masking when you want to create a background behind an image.  The mask will cover the image you wish to have in the forefront of the card.  To create a mask, stamp the image onto a post-it note but be sure to stamp part of the image so that it’s over the portion that has adhesive on the back…it will hold your mask in place.  After you stamp the image on the post-it note, use paper snips to trim the image.  Use it to cover the image on your card stock.  You have now “masked” the image and can stamp over the post-it note image so that a background can be created.  In the card above, the trees were stamped over the deer.  When the mask is removed, the deer are in the forefront.   Hope you’ll give this technique a try! 

  JOIN ME – Monday, May 23, 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST
I will be hosting a “Facebook live” Monday Night Mania Class.
Details:  There will be a card demonstration & gift tag demonstration, 
games & prizes.  
The event will be on my Facebook page (Margaret Knight, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator).  Just go to my Facebook page at 8:00 p.m. EST to join the class. 
 Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions.    
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