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.
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