Monday, August 4, 2008

Another challenge

As my final technique challenge on the Creative Team member at the Stamp Shack I provided information on a range of background masking techniques. Here are a few samples:

This one shows a layer technique using a torn paper mask and the new Ranger pigment inks. I used a range blending tool to achieve the even colors. The sky is made with the CB distress embossing folder.

This next card is a pop-up...alway guarenteed to have a fun surprise inside. I masked real ferns for the background on this one.

Spray ink or paint make for a fast background and some real glitz in person.

I made this last card for a new neighbor. I stippled around a mask by Heidi Swap for this one.

Thanks for letting me share!


  1. These are lovely Jan, what a great idea to use real leaves for masking!

  2. I can't believe that your year is up! Your techniques have been so fun and inspiring over the year! Thanks so much for all that you have done! Your samples are amazing!

  3. Jan these are A-MA-ZING!!! WOW they are beautiful. You know I love your techniques but these are positively awesome. Of course the dog pop-up is my favorite. What a card!! Love it!

  4. You have taught me so many wonderful techniques this year with your amazing challenges, Jan. Thank you for all the time you spent putting them together. I adore your samples, most especially that happy little housewarming bird.

  5. Lovely work, as usual!

    Julie (from Hero Arts Flickr Group) gave me a Blog award with instruction to pass it on to seven other people who had Blogs I felt were worthy of the prize. I selected your Blog as one of the winners because I really like it! Please go here: and look under the entry “Lookit What I Got!” (dated 7-22-08) to get your award.

    Deborah (aka Gigi_001 at Hero Arts Flickr Group)

  6. Jan, I haven't been to your blog in ages! Why? I don't know, but I WILL BE BACK! You've given me some GREAT ideas today, esp using the shimmer mist. I need to get those out again. Great challenges here.


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