Masked Leaves

Wow, it took me a long time to figure out what to do with PTI’s latest Make-It-Monday challenge (mim10). The challenge was to use dies for masking. The sample created in the video used reverse masking.

Since no idea was presenting itself automagically, I decided to get all my PTI dies out and rifle through them until the muse got interested. I finally settled on using the leaf dies, but I could easily have done this same thing with flowers.

Anyway, the way I did it: I took a piece of printer paper and cut it to card front size. Then I ran it through my Big Shot with the leaf die, moved the die, ran it through again, ditto (for 3 leaves). Then, just like Lisa’s video, I added repositionable glue and adhered it to my card base. Next was sponging – I used 2 colors per leaf and chose to go from green (summer), to yellow (fall), ending with brown (winter). Finally, with the mask still in place, I went back and stamped the Geometrics grid background over the sponged leaves using vanilla ink.

Of course then I just sat and stared at the card not knowing what to do next! Obviously I figured something out 🙂

Thanks for taking a peek.

Thinking of You
Stamps: Places Please, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics: Geometrics (PTI);
Ink: Kiwi, Olive, Curry, Mustard, Suede, Espresso (SU); Vintage Cream (PTI);
Paper: Rustic Cream, Ripe Avocado (PTI);
Other: Rustic Twine (PTI), Leaf dies (PTI), Place Card die (PTI);
Techniques: Reverse Masking, Sponging;

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