I have been enjoying the fun to be had with stamping and masking and here is another card to show you all. I love the rose stamp for masking as it’s a good size that allows me flexibility on where i position it but yet not so small as to be fiddly.
I wanted to mask a narrow border for a sentiment to be added at a later stage so i simply cut a scrap of paper to the size I wanted and used it as my mask. Due to hearing of how even low tack tape can at times rip the paper I chose to hold mine down as I stamped, a bit more tricky I guess but I knew there was no worries of it sticking and tearing my work.
My rose mask is simply cut from a scrap of white paper that again I carfully held in place so as to not risk any tearing of my work. I loved how quick and fun it was to build up this image.
Once I had a good amount of roses stamped I moved on to colouring them in with fine felt tip pens, I have a large number of coloured pens so I wanted to try out these vivid colours on my stamps. I found that the roses became much too dark and bold for my tastes but was still happy enough with the look..
Here is where the twist comes in though, as I held it up for my husband to take a look (who then dutifully said he liked it) I noticed how the pen had seeped through the paper to leave a faded look on the reverse of my page.
So literally a twist in my creativity that brought about a great look by simple chance. I now think I will attempt this again but on purpose as I love the almost vintage effect on the roses.
The final card is very simple in design, I used my ‘Have a lovely day’ stamp in red and for once didn’t mind that it didn’t come out bold as the faded letters work well with the flowers. Then i simply added a few stik on jems, I think i am finally getting better at CAS designs.