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Masking Little Ladybugs

Have a look at this single layer card often known as Simple Stamping! It has loads of colour and doesn’t necessarily need lots of layers, just simple colouring.

Little Ladybug Hostess Stampin Up Mini 2020 by Kate Morgan, Australia

However, if you look a little closer, you may see that I have used the Masking Technique with the flowers to give the feeling of depth in the images.

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The inside has a sentiment and some more of the little ladybugs stamped across the bottom and coloured with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

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To learn how the masking technique works, click here for a short video. A full list of products can be found at the end of the post.

Don’t forget to check out the new catalogues!

2020 Mini catalogue cover     Saleabration 2020 cover

Place a party order or a personal $500+ order to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE (available only during Sale-A-Bration, 31 March 2020). This is just the cutest stamp set we have had in a long time!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2020 Mini catalogue & 2020 Saleabration brochure ends 2 June 2020

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Best Dressed Ladybug!

Oh my, look at this background, how beautiful is the embossing? This is the new Parisian Flourish 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Again I have used the Little Ladybug stamp set and a strip of the Best Dressed DSP.

I stamped the ladybug first, then used a mask over her and then stamped the flower so that it looks as though she is sitting on it. Then I coloured them before fussy cutting to add to the card on dimensionals.

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The flower petals were covered with Petal Pink Blends Markers and then the Light Flirty Flamingo blends was used as well to give that extra shade of pink. I really love how it turned out! The centre is coloured with Daffodil Delight Blends Markers then Shimmery Crystal Effects added.

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On the inside I stamped the row of ladybugs and coloured them in with a simple Happy Birthday sentiment.

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A full list of products can be found at the end of this post.

Don’t forget to check out the new catalogues!

2020 Mini catalogue cover     Saleabration 2020 cover

Place a party order or a personal $500+ order to earn the exclusive Little Ladybug stamp set for FREE (available only during Sale-A-Bration, 31 March 2020). This is just the cutest stamp set we have had in a long time!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalogue ends 2 June 2020

2020 Mini catalogue & 2020 Saleabration brochure ends 2 June 2020

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Sponging & Masking Technique

Good morning Stampers,

This morning I want to share with you the Sponging and Masking Technique.

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To create this card, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10.5 x 7.5cm.

Then punched a circle out of a post it note ensuring I get most of the sticky back behind my punch. (This is best punched by doing about 4 post it notes at once).

Place the circle post it note onto your small cardstock and then begin the sponging with the lightest colour first (I started with the Blushing Bride).

Start the sponging from off the page and then slowly, in circular motions, move onto the cardstock. Start slowly and build up your colour by going over the area repeatedly.

When you’re ready to add the Tempting Turquoise, start at the bottom of the cardstock and work your way up to blend the colours together. Go back to the first colour to continue blending if need be. When you are happy with your colourings, remove the circle punch!

Next, add your stamped image, in this case I used the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, using black ink.

I cut a piece of silver ribbon and stuck it down across one end with Glue Dots. Tie a bow and add this to the ribbon so it looks like once piece of ribbon tied with a bow. This way it uses less ribbon!

Next I stamped my sentiment towards the bottom right corner of the A5 card.

Finally, I added 6 dimensionals to the back of the stamped card and adhered it to the top section of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Simply Sketched (Hostess)

Inkpads: Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise, Black

Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Circle 1 3/8″ Punch

Accessories:  Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Silver Ribbon, Post It Note

To purchase any or all of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate