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Merry Christmas Masking

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I have created my own mask by die cutting using the Fancy Labels Dies #2 with copy paper. I have used copy paper as this makes a thin layer so when stamping it stamps close to the edge of the mask straight onto the cardstock.
I have used an array of blue inks and silver pigment ink for stamping the images from Build a stocking stampset.
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To make the die cut edge a little more defined I have used the lightest blue ink with a blending tool and blended the blue with a very light tough only.
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I lifted the mask off to reveal the stamped image.  You will find this method can also be easily used as a 1 layer card option as well.
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I have used a step up version by layering the stamped card stock on another white layer with foam mount tape which is then matted onto a black cardstock base.
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I have stamped the image from Festive Greetings with Onyx Black Versafine Ink.
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To finish embellishing the card I have added some silver star sequins and glossy accents to the stampset silver stars.
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Designer Spot Light : Inspired By Stamping

Hi lovely crafting peeps and welcome to today’s blog post. Today I will be using some masking fluid that I found at my local art and craft store. 
I first stamped the floral image from the “Tulip Bouquet ” stampset with Jet Black Staz On ink. 
I then used an old brush and painted with Masking Fluid over the image with the masking liquid conscious of staying within the stamped image. 

I chose 3 Distress Ink colours to use for the base to apply a wash colour over the image. To spread the ink over I used a flat brush. I made sure I first brushed the water colour cardstock with water so the distress inks can spread over the card stock without streaking. I used my craft mat to pick up the distress inks.

Once the ink has dried I used my rubber cement eraser to pick up the masking fluid leaving the white cardstock appear through the colour wash.
I then matted on black cardstock then placed on a white card base. 
 For the sentiment I have used the Big Hello stampset and heat embossed on vellum cardstock. 
To help embellish I have used heart die cuts with red glittered cardstock  and placed them over the card.
I hope today’s card inspired you to used other masking mediums other than post it notes or masking paper. I have found this method rather quick and easy.