On my blog. I do have one that I uploaded on the SCS website for the Fossil Stone Technique. But today, I am going to do the masking technique. I was asked by genie1314 to put this together, so here it is...Whaaa Laaa!
First you need to gather some supplies. I use acetate for my template, so that I don't need to keep cutting new ones. They also stand up a lot better to continuous sponging. You also need a Coluzzle or some cutting tool, and your paper. You will need a sponge and 2-way glue later on, but first we are going to cut out the template.
Now you will apply 2-way glue to the edges of the hole. If you let it sit for awhile, and it will dry to a post-it-note consistancy and it is re-useable. I have a template already in almost every size that my Coluzzle has on it. The glue stays sticky for a LONG time.
You stick your mask on the card, where ever you want the image to be. Put your choice of ink color on your sponge and go from the acetate in onto the paper. I start farther back on the acetate so that most of the ink stays on it. Then I sponge over it again to *softly* bring it on the paper. This will take practice to get the look that you want. Then make your card. I used this for today's color challenge, and this was my finished product.
All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated. First I did the tutorial above, using not quite navy ink on vanilla paper. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get my image from Summer by the Sea in the center. I also used it to get my sentiment (Warmest Regards) placed. I then used my small oval punch on the night of navy to get my tabs on the sides and attached them with vintage brads. I used my cutter kit *love that little tool*, to distress the edges of the vanilla. I matted the not quite navy on the night of navy, but attached the vanilla with dimensionals.
I was inspired by this wonder by WAXYO. You can also make a template on any piece of scrap paper you have around, I just find the acetate works the best for me. I also used this technique to get this card on this post . Try some masking today, have fun and happy stamping!!