Thursday, August 25, 2011

Harvest Blessings

Have you ever heard of Mortise Masking?'s a card I made using this technique.

First - I made a mask by die cutting out a piece of cardstock using Spellbinders Labels 8 set. Next - I put the mask over the card base and stamped the Mesh Background. Then - leaving the mask in place, I used a Sponge Dauber and inked around the edges to darken it up a bit.

THAT my friends is Mortise (reverse) Masking.

I LOVE the NEW A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog that was just released...but lets not forget the AWESOME holiday stamp sets available in the regular catalog. Like the sets I used on my card: Harvest Blessings, Happy Jacks and Mesh Background. BUT...I did use the NEW Wasabi ink on the Mesh Background and NEW French Roast Flocking on the pumpkin stems. MAN I love getting new stuff!!!

Julie Ebersol - Director of Education for A Muse Studio - did a fantastic video showing how to do this technique. Check it out!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my Monday Blog Post for a chance to win a prize! I only have a few people that left get on over there and enter! :) I will pick a random winner this Saturday (Aug. 27th)

All supplies are available from my A Muse Studio website.

Stamps - Harvest Blessings, Mesh Background, Happy Jacks
Inks - Evergreen, Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Buttercup, Wasabi; Versafine Onyx Black
Papers - Kraft cardstock, Sugar cardstock (used to make mask)
Misc. - Spellbinders Labels 8, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, French Roast Twine, French Roast Flocking, Sponge Daubers, Quickie Glue Pen, 3D Foam Adhesive


Frozenstamper said...

Lovely! Great Fall card!

Lianna Vigil said...

Love the texture on this card! The background is fabulous and I ADORE the flocking on the pumpkin! GREAT idea!

JulieHRR said...

WOWZA! This is DA' BOMB, Lori! So glad you played! :)

*Analyn* said...

that's awesome, lori! as usual, your cards are wonderful! ;p

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Lori! Love it! The shading on the pumpkins is wonderful!

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Anna K. said...

I love all the texture on this card!

Lisa Lara said...

This is beautiful Lori. Love them popped up pumpkins. The background technique is awesome!!!!

Melissa said...

Love everything about your card!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

A beautiful fall project, Lori. Love the dimension and that font on your sentiment is divine!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Dude, this is incredible!! I've never heard of this technique, but the results are awesome - I might just have to play with some myself!! Yummy! When you have five minutes, call me . . . I'll update you on the weekend. Smooches!