Tuesday, 9 April 2013

How to...

 Items needed: 

A4 cream sheet of card, Dye based inks, Kaiser craft stamps (frame, scallop lace, pickled pear) a piece of scrap paper, tape, glossy accents glue, Tim Holtz scissors, Tonic glass mat, string & an old book page.

 Take the card & score down the centre, fold & crease.

 Ink up the scallop laced stamp with a pale grey ink (if you have no grey, you can use black but use the 2nd or 3rd impression so it is more faded)

Place the stamp on the very left bottom corner, press firmly (i tend to just use the plastic backing rather than an arcylic block) i find that you can get a more detailed impression.

Without inking up the stamp again, make a 2nd impression on your scrap paper. This will be your mask.
Mask template: cut out.

Next take the frame stamp & use the black ink. Stamp so that the bottom of the frame is just above half of the card (as seen on the picture) Again as before make a mask on scrap paper & cut out.

 We are now going to start building up the background pattern with the lace stamp using your mask & grey ink.
Important: Don't forget to use you frame mask to cover the frame on the card, carry on masking & stamping all way down the card.

Remove the frame mask & your card should look something like the picture.

Next take the flower stamp &  ink with a bright colour (i've used Lavender Sachet) stamp just below the frame & to the left. Then re-ink with black & stamp over your original lavender flower (this gives a vintage effect).

Take your piece of book paper & stamp the frame anywhere you desire over the required text, cut out the middle (Remember to save this piece for later) & ink with Lavender Sachet. I've also added some cream paint to distress & a touch of black ink. (when inking a solid area, i tend to use kitchen roll as it gives a softer finish).

Stick the frame middle onto your card (see pictures below if your a little stuck with this) You can either use glue or tape to attach it.

Cut around the scalloped edge at the bottom of the card (this was the reason why we starte her with the stamping).

Punch a hole on the scored, creased side of the card. The hole should be around the stem area. This is to feed you string through & tie with a bow over the flower stem. Secure at the back with a piece of tape.

Following the lace pattern (where we have cut away at the bottom of the card) use a fine hole punch to give a punch effect. 
Tip: if you haven't got a punch a small as this, you can use your pokey tool.

Finally you need to add a sentiment of your choice to the card & that's it! 
Masking technique complete. 

Tad dah! (As Imogen would say)

We would love to see your finished cards! Email us at:
Littlepaperhouse@btconnect.com or attach a picture to your comment below.

Love LPH x

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