Given a challenge of making a one-layer card, I tried a new technique called Die Cut Masking. This isn’t exactly how this technique was to be used but I wanted to change things up a bit. I took painters tape and lined by Big Shot cutting pad with it. I then put the die cut on top of the tape and ran it through. Carefully, I peeled the tape outline off the cutting pad and stuck it to watercolor paper. I pressed firmly to made sure it adhered… I then went to town on the watercolor paper. I heat set the paper and then removed the tape.
Now, I could have clear embossed this and watercolored. I would have gotten the same effect, essentially. However, notice the “Thanks for the smile and everything else”. It’s stamped on TOP of the dragon fly – you can’t do that with clear embossing. I am going to do this technique again…. doing it the way it was meant to be done…. I will show you it again, tomorrow.
The colors of ink that I used were Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant. The paper is Marina Mist and Watercolor Paper. Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits were used to cut the painters tape. I also used the Sale-A-Bration ribbon as an embellishment along with White Perfect Accents. If you need supplies, please visit my website: mamaschroeg.stampinup.net