Sunday, April 27, 2008

Background Check

Today was Bill's Easter and we celebrated by getting together with the whole family at his Uncle's. Unfortunately, this meant that I had no time to stamp, but thanks to Glenda I do have something to post. This is another card we made at stamp camp Friday. I really like it! The color combination is great and I love using embossing as a masking technique. As you can see on the sentiment panel, if you stamp the sentiment and emboss it (we stamped it in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder) and then stamp a background stamp over the embossed panel, the raised surface of the sentiment will create a kind of a mask and the background stamp will leave a sort of a blank boarder around the sentiment. This is neat because it can be done without stamping a mask, saving lots of time. Thanks, Glenda, for designing a perfect card to showcase this technique!

Other than the sentiment from All Holidays, the only stamps used on this card were two background stamps -- canvas and weathered. It just goes to show that you don't always need an image stamp to make a beautiful card.


Crafty Connie said...

Awesome card, love the color combo.

Anonymous said...

What a neat technique! I love how the area around the sentiment didn't "take" the background! Your card is very pretty! TFS!

Juliann said...

Very nice!!!