For the Heart 2 Heart challenge this week we are sharing techniques. One of my favourite techniques is masking. This is a very easy technique and I often find myself using it as a different way to make an aspect of my design stand out.
To do this, simply choose the shape that you would like to mask around. In this case, I masked around the owl inside the scallop circle shape. I punched out the scallop shape using my CTMH Scallop Punch on a scrap piece of paper. Next, I placed the shape on my piece of square cardstock and held it still while I used my sponge to simply ink around it. I am partial to inking in a sun-ray-type pattern but the possibilities are endless.
While I'm here, I could point out the stitching technique as well, which I very much admire but hate doing as it is somewhat tedious and time-consuming. I tend to enjoy faux stitching much more...
I am also entering another challenge this week. I thought I would finally give one of the Mojo Monday sketches a try. So here is the sketch with my card following. I stuck with some nice, bright colours again for this one. I just love the owl and his big googly eyes!
All products Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive, Hollyhock
Pattern Paper: Boom-Di-Ada
Stamps: Hot Diggity, Dainty Thoughts
Ink: Olive, Hollyhock
Embellishments: Autumn Harvest Assorted Brads, green embroidery thread, yellow ribbon and googly eyes from outside sources.