Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Make It Monday - Reverse Masking

This week's Make It Monday challenge from Papertrey Ink is to use reverse masking on a stamping project. And it just so happens that I received my June release order on Monday, which included Dawn McVey's super fun new set, It's a Jungle Out There. When I ordered it, I had this technique in mind for use with the zebra so the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

I took the coordinating die and cut it from a piece of scrap paper. I then took the die cut reverse image and used repositionable adhesive to make a mask with it and applied the mask to Kraft cardstock. I used post-its to cover the holes for the giraffe and cheetah. I used my trusty Tim Holtz ink applicator tool and foam to apply Fresh White ink. After removing the mask, I stamped with the zebra stripes image. I used the zebra pattern impression plate on a 4x5.25 piece of Simply Chartreuse cardstock which I wrapped with button twine and then adhered to a True Black card base. I did a pen outline around the kraft piece and added the "Hey There, wild thing" sentiments and some Glitz frosting jewels. I then attached that to the card with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher. I also sponged on some True Black ink on the Simply Chartreuse background to pop the embossed pattern a bit. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fabulous idea, and really unique, to use the reverse mask to add an essential part of the coloring of the animal! Masterly!

  2. I love your card, Jen! It's fabulous!