Hello everyone. It is, once again, time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time our challenge was to use our Decorative Masks. I love masks (or stencils) so I was happy to see this one. As I often do, I cheated a bit on this challenge. I didn’t use one of the current masks but instead choose a retired one that was part of a kit a few years back. I did a huge clean out when we moved to Nashville last Fall and I found so many things I had forgotten about. Most of the things I kept but a lot when in the trash. This mask was a keeper! When I unpacked in the new house, I tried to organize a little better than I was in the old house and managed to put all my masks in one place so when I went through them I found this starburst one.
Here is the card I made using this mask.
To make the background I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and BumbleBee. I decided to add a little Mango Melody too. I first taped down a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic White card stock using removable tape. That way the card stock would not move while I was added the color. I sprayed the back of my mask using Pixie Spray so it would not move either. You could also used Washi Tape or another removable tape to do this. I used a Blending Brush to add the So Saffron ink all the way around. Then I turned the mask a little bit and used Daffodil Delight ink. I kept doing this until I had used all the colors I wanted. Then I cut the card stock down to 3.5″ x 4.25″. I thought it was a very cool effect. It looks like a sunburst with a ton of little rays.I backed it with a piece of Mango Melody card stock.
Next I took a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper and cut out one of the flower images. This DSP is awesome because it is all black and white and you can color it using your Stampin Blends. I used Light and Dark Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. This Designer Series Paper will be retiring when the January – June Catalog ends on June 30th.
I cut out the sentiment in Basic Black card stock using the die set called Well Written.
Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie did with masks. I am sure whatever they make will be amazing!