Go here to watch Betsy Veldman's great tutorial.
I used the same sentiment from the PTI Movers & Shakers Sentiments set that I used on the last card - I can't say enough how I love a really versatile sentiment!
This masking technique is really easy, but can have such a great visual impact that I know I will be going back to it again and again.
The first step is to decide where you want to put the sentiment and stamp it onto a rectangle of white cardstock.
I penciled a line above and below the sentiment so I could erase this after I finished stamping. This line was inked in on my last card. I've also seen a couple of great examples where the designer scored this line.
The stamped sentiment is then covered with a couple of trimmed pieces of post-it notes along the pencil lines.
I did find an unlabeled butterfly stamp set in the back reaches of my stamp collection that worked really nicely with my color palette and this technique.
I stamped the butterflies off all the edges except the left side, knowing I would be adding a strip of designer paper down that side.
When the stamping was done, I removed the post-it notes and erased my pencil lines.
A scrap of paper from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens pad and a pink lace trim finish off the card.
True confession time - I first stamped the sentiment in black ink, but decided to try it with the Memento Rose Bud. I thought my stamp was clean, but obviously based on the little flecks of black showing through, it wasn't. I decided I liked the look - that's my story & I'm sticking to it!
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