Friday, August 28, 2009

Flourishes Focus.... put on the mask!

Hi all! TGIF! With Friday comes another Flourishes Focus. This time... it's all about putting on the mask! Flourishes sells this fabulous tape called Eclipse and if you head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter, Cindy Lawrence gives us all a fabulous tutorial on just how to use it! This paper is a low-tack tape -- kind of like a giant Post-It! So, instead of having just that little strip at the top that's tacky - you have a 6" by 33' Post-It! Pretty cool huh? Imagine how long that would last! And, you can re-use your masks. Just keep them with your stamp sets and use over and over again!

I digress! Here's a look at my creation for this week! I wanted to keep it simple because I honestly didn't have a ton of time to stamp this week. I know... terrible isn't it? I didn't have time to color my roses! So, I decided to keep it monochromatic and use sponging to add a punch of color!

So, to explain how I masked -- I wanted to show you the set, so you could see what I was talking about!!! I used the I Love Roses set by Flourishes....

See that large rose up in the upper left corner? I wanted that rose to be stamped repeatedly as my main image. But, I wanted it to look like the roses were all overlapped. So, I stamped that rose onto my Eclipse tape, cut it out and then used this tacky sheet as a mask so that I could shield the rose that I just stamped, and stamp new roses over top. Sometimes you need two masks to do this - but I managed with just one.

After I was done stamping all my roses with Tea Rose Vivid Ink, I then put the Labels 8 die that I used for my main image shape back on and sponged on some more Tea Rose ink with the die on to keep the edge of my main image crisp. I also did this with my larger pink mat as well. Here's a shot of my main image so you can see what I mean!

Paper pierce the edge and then, it's time for your sponged sentiment! I used the new Ribbon Tag Trio dies that are brand new in the Flourishes store! I love these dies! They are a bit larger than the other ribbon slide tags, so they can accomodate a little larger sentiment or whatever else you'd like! This die also has embossed dots around the edges that I later added some pink Liquid Pearls to! I also threaded some of that lucious May Arts pink satin ribbon through as well.

That's it my friends! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter to see Cindy's tutorial. And, don't forget to hop on over to these ladies places to see what they cooked up as well!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Latisha Yoast

Leslie Miller

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