Timeless Tropical

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  Our challenge this month was to use a technique called Masking.  Masking is a very cool rubber stamping technique that involves layering stamped images to create depth by stamping images one on top of the other to give the illusion that images are in front or behind each other.  You do this by stamping one image and then covering it with something (such as a Post-It Note or Masking Paper) and then stamping another image overlapping part of the first image.  The Masking Paper prevents the second image from covering the first giving you the illusion that the second image is behind the first.   Masking is also used when you want to keep ink from a section or part of your card.  I used this masking technique for my card.

To make this card I first cut out a rectangle from Masking Paper. I took the negative part and used it to cover a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I sponged Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Seaside Spray ink into the cut out rectangle.  You can see how the mask prevented the ink from going outside the rectangle.

For this card I used a new stamp set called Timeless Tropical to stamp the Palm Trees in Memento Black Ink. This set is in the 2020 Spring Catalog.  It has a set of matching dies called In The Tropics, although I did not use them for this card.  I just love how realistic the Palm Trees look and the dies are amazing. In addition to cutting out the images in the stamp set, the dies also include a gorgeous pineapple and the word ‘aloha” .  The stamp set also has some sentiments in including the one I used for this card.

Finally, I added some Dimensionals to the back of the cardstock before layering it onto a Whisper White card base which popped it up and gave it some dimension.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie created for their Masking Technique.

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3 thoughts on “Timeless Tropical

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the sunset, and your masking is spot on. I always seem to get “out of the lines” a little. I love the white on white with the little sentiment. It’s perfect!


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