Wednesday, April 22, 2020

CASE - It Wednesday, Under My Umbrella

Hello there friends! How are you today?  It's CASE - It Wednesday and I have a fun one for you!

This one comes from page 6 of the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog.  On the bottom left hand corner is the cutest little 3"x3" Umbrella card.  But if you look closely at the umbrella itself, you'll see that it's been created using a spectacular technique called masking.  

At first glance, you may think that the flowers from the Stamp Set were simply stamped into the umbrella. But upon closer inspection, you see a perfectly clear "halo" around the image.  Yet, there are flowers that clearly run over the outer line of the umbrella. 

How did they do that?

Masking is the answer!

I stamped the Umbrella and the handle in Gray Granite onto Whisper White Cardstock, first.  Then went to work masking around the edges of the umbrella.

As tedious as it may seem, once the masking was done, I could just stamp away! 

A couple of tips though:

#1 - Stick the washi tape to your shirt sleeve or something BEFORE you stick it to your paper, to keep it from sticking TOO WELL to your image. 

#2 - Smaller pieces are easier to place. 

#3 - You wanna make sure that you're covering your outer lines (but not INSIDE THE LINES) so that they are nice and clean when you're done. 

The background of this card is created by using Fluid 100 watercolor paper, and Pool Party ink.  I love this "color wash" effect.  It's subtle and beautiful. 

I didn't want to sit around and wait for it to dry, so I hit it with the heat tool to help things along. 

I used Stampin' Blends to color everything in:
Pool Party Combo
So Saffron Combo
Rococo Rose Combo
Granny Apple Green Combo
and Purple Posy Combo

Beautiful colors!

I added dimensionals to the umbrella, but just glued the handle directly to the front of the card.  Then stamped the sweet sentiment in Gray Granite, and added a few little sequins from the Woven Thread sequins. 

Before I attached the watercolor paper to the card base, I tied a length of White Baker's twine around the top.  

This was such an adorable card to make, and even though the masking took a minute to set up, it was a lot of fun to do that technique here. :-) 

I hope you'll try this method as it really opens up a TON of new ideas and images!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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