Masking to Create a Unique Background

Hello! It’s Jill from Jill Cameron Creations. Today we are doing some masking to create a unique background with a graphic design. This technique is simple and the results are amazing!

We’ll be using Beautiful Magnolia and Watercolor Hearts for this card. The entire list of products used is at the bottom of this post.

Masking to Create a Unique Background

The large magnolia image in this stamp set is pretty detailed and it has some open spaces on the inside of the stamp. I stamped the image on masking paper and then used my PixScan Mat and Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image right on the lines.

If you don’t have the a PixScan Mat and Silhouette, you can fussy cut the outside of the image and use a craft knife to remove the parts on the inside of the image.

Next, I stamped the floral image on a white cardstock panel in Eclipse Black ink and placed the mask over the image.

Then, I used the largest heart image from the Watercolor Hearts set and different shades of pink ink to create a background. I used a visual triangle to create movement down the front of the card being sure to leave open areas while overlapping the images in a few places. The middle heart is slightly above the center and the other two are not aligned but staggered slightly.

Now, this is where the magic happens. Carefully pull up the mask and check out that beautiful background!

I took this a step further and added some texture with the smallest heart image and embossing powder. The embossing powder I used is translucent so you still see the lines of the flowers.

For the sentiment, I used a sentiment from the Beautiful Magnolia stamp set. It’s stamped in black pigment ink and coated in clear embossing powder.

To finish this card, I trimmed down the white panel by cutting off 1/4″ off of each side. I added a coordinating pink panel to a top folding card base and centered the stamped panel. Then I popped up the sentiment with some foam tape.

I hope you give this technique a try.

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