So excited to introduce you to fellow stamper, scrapbooker, and well, yes sometimes paper hoarder, Kim Kesti. Kim designs for Pebbles, Paper Smooches and is a Paper Crafts Go To Gal too! So, you can bet she has tons of supplies that she needs to use! Visit her blog here: Think Fast, but first take a look, and take on her challenge!
“Remove Your Mask”
Kim Kesti here, guest hosting a “Shop Your Stash Challenge”. I’ll be the first to admit that I am a pretty Clean and Simple card maker. Although I venture into the Fun and Cute category, I usually avoid the Technical and Get Messy type of card making.
So, I thought I would challenge you to “remove your mask” and pull out one of those scary technique based masking products you once bought on a whim. Maybe it’s a shape, maybe it came in a kit, maybe it’s a large background, or maybe it looks like this:
I’ve had this Studio Calico Chevron Mask for quite awhile and never had the nerve to open the package until just recently. It was actually pretty fun, but as a “newbie” spray mist/mask operator, the card didn’t turn out exactly as planned. (Probably because I tried a different than normal technique). Instead of using the mask to just block off my pattern, I actually used the mask as a stamp. What?
Just as an experiment. I sprayed the mask with three colors of spray mist, then gently moved the mask to a clean area of my craft mat and pressed a piece of white cardstock down on the mask.
Does that make sense? Basically, I inked up the mask and used it as a stamp. Go figure.
As you can see, not all of the mask picked up the mist evenly. (I’m guessing the mask wasn’t made to be used as a stamp, LOL!) But, I do kind of like how it turned out. I stamped a sentiment strip, adhered it with foam tape, and then sprayed the whole card with gold metallic mist. Oh, and I added a few droplets of black mist, too. Crazy-technique-y for this girl.
So, here's YOUR challenge:
- Use a mask you haven't used yet, could be older or newer, it's just not opened.
- Stamp somewhere on your card/layout/project
- Use a non-neutral (not white/grey/black/cream/kraft), non printed cardstock
- Use some kind of gem/dot/bling/pearl (you get the idea), preferably some that are more than 6 months old.
What do you think? If I can face my fear of masks, what can you do with one from your stash (if you don't own any, feel free to make one of your own using tapes, die cuts, or punches)? Link us up, please. Oh, and if you (unintentionally) create a masterpiece, why not try out for the Paper Crafts Magazine Stamping Royalty? See all the details right HERE (http://www.papercraftsmag.com/contests/stamping_royalty_2013.html).