Friday, March 27, 2009

Using the Petticoat paper as a mask

For a few cards I have made using the March kit I decided to use a piece of the Petticoat paper as a mask for my cardstock base.
Here are the steps to follow to create this type of background.
I am going to show you first on white paper so you can see the images clearly; then my final card uses brown cardstock.
I like to use Colorbox chalk inks because they are small enough to manipulate along the edge of the paper. You push the ink pad into the petticoat paper along the edge and inside designs.

Once you have gone along the edge and inside, you can then move the paper to look at your image; if you want it to be darker you can easily line up the image and repeat until the desired color is achieved.

I wanted to use brown on brown for my card, I repeated the masking down the entire piece of brown cardstock:

I then flipped the petticoat paper over and adhered it to the front of my card. I added a strip of the blue pattern paper to the center. I used Helmar Scrapdots adhesive below the center flower and added the small curled strips of the Daisy Bucket ribbon while the adhesive was drying. I next added some of the Glitz pearls to the center of the Imaginisce flower. I then covered one of the Maya Road tickets with white cardstock from my stash and inked the edges. I used the same ink around the edge of my entire card. I finished the card with a rubon from my stash on the top of the chipboard ticket.

I hope you will give masking a is a fun way to give plain cardstock a fresh new look.

Happy crafting! Lynda


I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Lynda, you are a scrapper after my own heart! This is a great tip/technique!!!

I save a lot of my chipboard negatives for this same reason.

Holly said...

Very cool technique Lynda~
Super inspiring!

Linda Beeson said...

What a really good idea and I just love the way this turned out. Thanks for that idea.