Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Stamps FRIDAY +Scripture Cards + Masking

Hello friends!
I hope this finds you well!  We have some Design Team gals who have been sick and also taking care of sick kiddos this week so I am going to join the rest of the Design Team gals with SCRIPTURE CARDS today so they can rest and recuperate!  Feel better ladies!!

First up, is our Design Team gals who have made beautiful cards for you today, with their focus being SCRIPTURE:
Kary starts us off with this beautiful card using John 10:17-18 and one of our 2x2" stamps: SHEEP LAYING:
Chere shares a comforting card using Inspired Stamps: COMFORT:
Shanta has this great 2x2 Inspired Stamps: ISAIAH 40:31 focused card:

And Jamie's card is next where she did some background stamping with the FLOWER VALUE SET
stamp set in addition to her verse stamp that is also on that same stamp set!
And Jamie's card inspired me (and many of you!) last week when she posted this card:
Using the HYMN GIRLS: BANNER stamp set:

I created a couple of cards in black and white today (I am a huge colorer, so this showed GREAT RESTRAINT on my part lol), and I used the masking technique on both of them.  Masking just allows you to stamp what comes in FRONT first, then  you protect what you've stamped with a piece of paper or sticky note, while you then stamp what comes BEHIND your first image.  So in Jamie's example above, she stamped the JOY banner, masked it, then stamped the HYMN GIRL.

Here's my black and white sample (I used LOVE since Valentine's Day is coming up soon):
First I stamped the banner 'line' that she will hold.  Then the hearts, then the letters from the stamp set.  You can have them touch the line or use a thin black pen to extend the line if you want them hanging lower than the stamp line allows (like I did).
I held the stamp of the HYMN GIRL over to see what would be impacted by stamping her over this banner.  Just the 'o' and 'v' hearts would be impacted, so I stamped the heart onto sticky notes (make sure you stamp on the paper where you know some of the sticky part is located on the opposite side so they will be sticky and stay in place when you cut them out and place them!)

Then you stamp on top of this:
 This is what it looks like (notice I got a black line on the paper too...I'll deal with that with the sticky sparkles I put on later!)
 When you remove the sticky note hearts, you can now see she looks like she stands BEHIND the banner:
 And here is the finished card:
Scripture inside:
Here's another one I made in black-n-white, where I masked the HYMN GIRLS: SITTING WITH SIGN after I stamped her, then stamped the mushroom from the HYMN: MUSHROOMS AND LEAVES stamp set so she could appear to be sitting on the mushroom. I used a verse for her sign from the THINKING OF YOU stamp set:
I hope you enjoyed today's cards!

FRIDAY is NEW STAMP RELEASE FRIDAY at the esty shop so be sure to come see what's new on Friday:
free shipping for US orders over $25: 25freeshipping is the code to use when you checkout!  Outside the US? email
 or message me on etsy with what stamps you wish to purchase and I'll let you know what shipping will cost!)

Antoinette and the Inspired Stamps Design Team

1 comment:

  1. Love all the cards. I happen to love color too, but it amazes me how beautiful just black and white, alone, can be. I'm sorry to hear some of the Design Team and their children are sick. Hope they all are feeling better real soon...Linda E.


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