June 30, 2011

Masked Butterfly

The Pals Paper Arts challenge this week is a technique challenge! I decided to try masking, which is a great way to make a one layer card. You know how I love my layers... I managed to keep this one single!

Here are the DEEtails:

I wanted to try the technique out with something pretty simple since this was my first time. I chose the butterfly from SU! Great Friend and stamped it in Lucky Limeade on a Crumb Cake card. Then I stamped my butterfly on a Post-It note and cut it out. I used the Post-It to mask my butterfly and stamped the SU!'s Woodgrain over it in Very Vanilla ink. Then I stamped my sentiment from SU!'s You're a Gem in Early Espresso (it's a vertical stamp, but I stamped it horizontally to fit my piece of Hodgepodge Hardwarde). I tied up my Hodgepodge Hardware with Linen Thread (lots of it!) and tied a simple bow. Love it! Hope you do too!

Don't forget to play along in the current I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! A simple touch of Linen Thread or hemp (like what I used on today's card) is all you need!


  1. Such a cool, simple card. I love it!!

    Hugs, M

  2. I just love this....it's a great technique, but I would not have thought to use these images!

  3. Great job masking! Love your card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.