OLW 107 Masking

Karen is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge this week and it is right up my alley; we have to use masking. I punched a square out of a post-it note and masked a bunch of squares tumbling across my card. Each square is sponged in Gingerbread Versamagic Chalk ink and then an image is stamped in Potter’s Clay Memento ink. I had all my squares completed and my sentiment stamped once but I wasn’t happy with the sentiment. It was too pale so I stamped it again using the stamp positioner but I didn’t get it exactly on the previous impression. Aach, don’t you hate that? It happens to me too often. I wasn’t prepared to start again with my little squares so I just restamped those words about 7 or 8 more times which made them darker but also made the shadow impression less annoying and maybe looked like it was meant to be there.  Sometimes it is possible to turn a little glitch around.


Stamps: A Flight of ThreadMusic BackgroundLace Flower, Diamond PatternLetter BackgroundFlower Flourish(PB)
Inks: Memento Potter’s clay, Gingerbread Versamagic Chalk ink(Tsukineko)

14 Comments on “OLW 107 Masking”

  1. WOW! You are amazing with a sponge! 🙂

  2. Katie says:

    LOVE IT! You are so clever

  3. Cat Craig says:

    Heather, very pretty, I like the way he sentiment turned out…like handwriting with a split nib pen.

  4. Jan Castle says:

    Lovely card Heather…you are right, your sentiment looks like you meant it to be that way!
    Paper Hugs,

  5. Amy V. says:

    I love the masked squares…what a great technique! Thanks for teaching me something new today!

  6. Mary H. says:

    Super card. I enjoyed ‘your fix’. It makes me feel better knowing someone as talented as you are, can make the same boo-boo that I frequently do! Great idea on the resolution. Love the card. TFS

  7. debbie says:

    What a great idea! Love the look of the tumbling masked blocks

  8. Gisela says:

    I love the sentiment mistake, GREAT twist!!

  9. Ann Marie Davison says:

    The shadow on the sentiment looks intentional. Great save!

  10. Clavell says:

    Very beautiful…and I love a good “save”!!!

  11. Bahb says:

    I’ve never even once been able to stamp exactly over an image, despite having every kind of positioner ever made. “Clear” stamps are only clear if you aren’t trying to stamp exact;ly over them. Your save turned out so great, I will have to try that next time.

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Andrea S says:

    I just love the simple elegance of your cards! So classy and classic. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. Maureen Chandler says:

    What a great card – very clever with your masking!! The wording looks fine to me too!!!

  14. Lindsey says:

    You achieve such depth and definition with your sponging! Excellent save on the sentiment, too. 😛

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