I'd like to share a card I have made for the current challenge going on over at A Blog Named Hero, which this time round is 'Masking'.
I will also link up to, the always awesome, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog, where over there this week, 'Anything Goes'!
And here's my card...
I used Hero Arts 'Dotted Grid' background stamp, Lawn Fawn's, 'Scripty Hugs' die, a whole lotta Distress Ink, and some rubber cement to make my card. I started by inking up my Dotted Grid stamp in Versmark and clear heat embossing, creating a resist to act as a mask. I then watercolour washed my piece using Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio (The perfect addition to the Distress family...in love!) , Peacock Feathers, and Worn Lipstick. I then die cut my 'Hugs' sentiment in masking paper. I wanted to watercolour around my die cut, but find when I use masking paper alone, especially when using a lot of water, it seeps under and I don't end up with a very good image, so instead, I used the negative space from my die-cut, and sponged rubber cement through it (a technique Jennifer Mcguire recently shared using a plastic mask), left to dry, and then went to town with my Distress Inks as watercolours again. When all my pieces were dry, I ironed off the clear embossing powder to leave a flat piece, almost batik like, and rubbed away my rubber cement. I used Avery Elle's Custom Panels die to cut my top piece for some added interest, and edged with some card I had heat embossed in Silver Sparkle. I also embossed a few little hearts in the same powder and used these to embellish. And there you have it. The rubber cement worked great with all that water swooshing all over it, although I think a thicker coat would work even better.
I made another card in the exact same way, but in reverse, to get most use out of all my pieces, you can see the other card blow.
Well, I really hope you like it, please feel free to leave a comment.
See you next time.