Sunday, November 9, 2008

November Technique Class: Mosaics & Masking

This month's focus is on Mosaic & Masking techniques. The first card is a Mosaic card that was made by cutting the graphic image up into pieces and then reassembling like a puzzle leaving some spaces between the pieces. As I reassembled the pieces, I did need to do some trimming to get them to line up squarely on the black cardstock. The stamped images are on Shimmery white cardstock and then I added some extra sparkle highlights with my Stardust pen (see an example of this in the image below).
Stamps: Doodle This, Wonderful Words
Inks: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Papers: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Black grosgrain ribbon, Gelly Roll Stardust gel pen

This month I couldn't hold myself back from making 2 Holiday cards. This one uses a masking technique that I think is sometimes referred to as Faux tearing. I started with Very Vanilla cardstock and covered part of it with a torn piece of scrap paper. I then sponged red ink over the uncovered portion and also stamped some snow flakes. It gives the appearance of 2 sheets of paper all on one sheet.

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Winter Post
Inks: Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red, Kraft
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, Alpine Ribbon Originals

This last Christmas card is both a mosaic card and a masking card. I created a window template using some cardstock and a square punch. I layed this over my white cardstock before sponging and stamping my design. When the template was removed, this cute mosaic remains.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Inks: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black
Papers: Natural White, Basic Black Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Black Grosgrain, Black Brad, Little Felt Flurry