Today I am sharing a fun masking technique using the new Encouragement Text Background stamp which I combined with the Wildflower Clippings die set and the Supporting Script Sentiments from Trinity Stamps.
You can also find this post on the Trinity Blog HERE
To make the card we will start with creating the masked background. Using the Modern Embossed Rectangle Stack die set I die cut a mask from masking paper. Make sure you save the negative and that it's large enough to cover A2 piece of card stock.
Position the rectangle mask on a A2 piece of white card stock (do not adhere). Adhere the negative around it. Remove the center. Stamp the background using Gray ink and remove the mask! Ta-da!
Die cut it with one of the larger Modern Embossed Rectangle dies and set a side.
Next, die cut flowers from the Wildflower Clippings die set using Aqua, Grapefruit, Yellow and Green card stock. Also die cut bunch from white card stock that you will use to back the colored die cuts to create dimension. Arrange them on your background panel. To make sure they are where I want to be when I adhere them, I use a piece of Press'n Seal to pick them up.
You have now the main part for your card. Next stamp sentiment from the Supporting Script Sentiments stamp set using Versamark or other embossing ink on gray card stock and emboss in white. Trim it to size/strip to fit across your panel. Adhere it to the panel, then using craft foam or stack few pieces of card stock same size as your panel and adhere on the back of the stamped panel and adhere to a gray note card (I made mine top folding one by using piece of gray card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it at 5 1/2")
Here is a little close up of the dimension of the flowers :
To finish off the card add Something New Baubles in the flower centers and around the flower arrangement.