Saturday, September 25, 2010

PaperTrey September Blog Hop Challenge




I owe all of the skills I have as a stamper to my friend Claudia.  I took a Domino Class from Claudia in 2004.  Since then I have been a member of her Stampin' Up Club and we have become good friends.  She is my one friend that is as avid (or maybe the word is rabid) about stamping as I am.  If I hadn't met her, I don't think I would have continued stamping.  That might not have been a bad thing since I only had a few hundred dollars invested in this hobby at that time and now it is thousands.  LOL  Claudia taught us techniques for a couple of years at stamp club.  One of the techniques that we learned was masking and that is what I used on my card.  I used a sketch from the Clean&Simple blog.



I used all four of the leaf dies to cut masks from post-it notes. I always make sure that the die cuts through some of the sticky on the post-it note. That way it will stick without added adhesive. I stamped the red leaf first and then covered it with its corresponding post-it. I then stamped the yellow leaf and covered it with its post-it. I did the same with the rust colored leaf.  My final two leaves were the pumpkin leaves. I didn't need the mask for those. You then remove the masks. I love the surprise of removing the masks and seeing what you have created. Thanks for looking and a big thanks to Claudia for all of my stamping skills.

Supplies used:
Stamps:
  Leaf Prints and sentiment from Falling Leaves
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, SU Ruby Red, Summer Sun and Really Rust
Ink;  SU Basic Black, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Leaf Dies used for Masking, SU Border Punch and SU Label Punch
Sketch:  From the Clean&Simple Blog, FTL105

27 comments:

  1. Totally loving the autumnal inspiration on this card! Great masking!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
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  2. Great job with the masking. Not something I always do to well.

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  3. so pretty!
    if you can believe it..I don't think I have EVER done masking..gosh, maybe I should have tried it this time! LOL!
    great project!

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  4. You are great at masking ....... I STINK!!! I will have to try and get better at this !!!! Fab card for sure~~

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  5. Beautiful use of masking- I love those leaves!

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  6. Very pretty! I love your take on that CAS sketch!

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  7. Awesome masking!!! And beautiful fall card!

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  8. Very pretty! A wonderful autumn card!

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  9. Oh excellent masking on that little leaf cluster! What a great layout to showcase them, and awesome colors, too!

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  10. Since fall is my favorite season I'm loving the leaves. Wonderful colors

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  11. Great job with your masking! This is such a nice looking card!

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  12. Very pretty, great job masking, a nice technique to showcase the leaves.

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  13. perfect job with the masking. I never do it because it takes so long, but with results like yours, I should give it a whirl. beautiful card

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  14. Such a beautiful card - and your masking is so precise - fantastic job!

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  15. Love the masking.Give the 3D effect and gorgeous autumn colors. Love it :)

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  16. Ahhh, I love masking! I think leaves are especially gorgeous when masked!

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  17. Very pretty card. Great job with the masking technique. I find that I use this technique mostly for fall cards. Crazy, huh?!

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  18. Masking is such a wonderful technique and I especially love how you masked the leaves!!! Beautiful card!!!!

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  19. What a great technique- I love how your card looks layered, and it's all stamped!

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  20. Very pretty, love the colours and the composition!

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  21. Great job! Masking is one of my favorite techniques to do too.

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  22. Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

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