Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MIM #49 Ghost Masking

     This week's MIM is a technique demoed by Betsy Veldman called ghost masking.  I knew I just had to try it. After I viewed the video a couple of times, I knew I wanted to use the Mat Stack 4 die with flowers. I chose the Bloom Builders stamp set. Next I needed to decide on colors. My inks are limited. I figured the bright, bold colors would work best. However, I didn't want to use the same colors as Betsy. I went with pastels instead. There was a hesitancy on my part to use light colors since I didn't know what the effect would be when one stamped off on the second round of stamping.  Would there still be ink left to leave an impression?  Well, here's my card.


         I ended up tracing around the edge of the Mat Stack die to have a border. The card looked fine without it, but I decided to add it at the end. The die moved a tad  as I was doing this, so the right bottom is off.     
       I have never made a card where I "stamped off" the image on scrap before I stamped it onto my card. So I didn't know how much pressure to apply even though I tried it on scrap paer before I stamped my card. Turns out I was a little heavy handed stamping the script.  The bloom in the top right has a purple tinge to it instead of pink. I think this was a result of some black ink getting on the stamp when I stamped off.
   I liked this technique and plan to use it again.
   Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: PTI CS:  Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream 
Ink: Memento: Summer Sunrise, Pear Tart; VersaMagic: Pixie Dust; Memories: Black
Stamps: Bloom Builders, BB: Text Style
Other" Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, rhinestones, Micron Pen

10 comments:

Luanne said...

This is SO pretty! I love how you used your music score. Great card!

Kara said...

great job!! i think it looks great! so smart to trace around the die cut to emphasize the shape when you dont have an outline stamp!

Barb said...

beautiful!!!

stephinka said...

Hi carol! I haven't watch the MIM yet (bad steph!) but this looks like a really pretty technique and I love how the colours are softened... What a darling card :)

Pauline said...

Love this, it's so pretty! Soft subtle colurs, and fabulous masking!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Very pretty! And so clever to use the Mat Stack and trace to draw your border! I love the colors and text!

Joyce said...

This card is just so pretty. I think you are a bit hard on yourself. That butterfly is such a nice touch.

Kristen :-) said...

Very smart to trace the die! Wish I would have thought of that on my first attempt! I love the use of the script through the middle. It really anchors the entire card. Delicate and beautiful

bjmartin said...

Very pretty soft card. I like the addition of the script - pulls it all together.

Wendy ten Hove said...

It looks great! The pastel colors worked out well! Pretty! Like you, I was also curious about stamping off before stamping on your project, but I love the result, so I will also try that again for sure! Pretty card!
Hugs, Wendy