Monday, February 26, 2018

Make it Monday: Mask and Stack

Betsy Veldman had the sweetest technique for Papertrey Ink's "Make it Monday" this week! She called it "Mask and Stack."  You repeat an open image by stamping, masking over the top with post-it notes cut with coordinating dies, sponge around the images, and then color them in!

Surprisingly, I don't have many "cute critter" stamps and dies from PTI, so I used this citrus slice from "Still Life: Summer" and additional images from "Hello Sunshine."


I stamped the citrus images, then while masked, sponged the top of the card with Tim Holtz "Squeezed Lemonade" ink, then stamped the rays from "Hello Sunshine" in a darker yellow.


My sentiment started to smear when I added the rays!  So I stamped it again on a separate white piece of cardstock, cut it with the same citrus die, and placed it over the top.  Accident averted!

Changed my citrus slices to oranges, limes, and lemons with the help of Copics!  Dotted the center with Stickles, then also colored over the images with a Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle.

I have never been good at masking, but Betsy made it look so easy!  Need to buy some cute critter images so I can try this again soon.  Would be perfect birthday party cards!

11 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Sweet! Jo x

Lisa Elton said...

This is bright and happy! Love all of the citrus slices!

Lyn said...

Love your card, the colors are wonderful and that popped sentiment is awesome

Linda said...

So pretty in your citrus colors.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fun card Kelly! Love the colorful citrus slices! Great take on the challenge!

artful-notions said...

Really sweet card! those slices are adorable, and your bg is perfect for the images.

Birgit said...

So cute with all that juicy citrus! Great save on the sentiment. I like it popped up like that!

Marcia HIll said...

Who needs cute critters when you can mask with citrus?! This turned out FABULOUS and great save on the sentiment too...love it!! :0)

Susan Watanabe said...

Aha! Great save...looks like it was meant to be. Love all your colorful citrus slices.

Marybeth said...

You did a great job masking your slices, Kelly! Love that raised up sentiment! Hope you have a fun weekend with your sweet family.

Betty Wright said...

This just screams spring! Love it!