Hi ya everyone! - I'm sharing a special little tutorial with you today at She's A Sassy Lady. Thanks to the ever so sweet and talented Sheila for allowing me to take up her space! This is really a simple little card but I love the technique of using Masking Fluid to protect certain elements of an image or page to allow some extra dimension. This is just one way of using Masking Fluid but I'm sure your imagination will run wild with possibilities!
First, I started out with this ever so sweet Tiddly Ink digital image called Valentine Bugg. I printed her and now I am using my Circle Nestable to cut her out. Nestables are just wonderful for cutting out images because you can see the image right through the die cut. I tape the circle around the image, carefully placing her in the middle.
I flip the Nestable so the cutting piece is up and my image is face down. You can no longer see the nestable but the tape is ensuring that the image remains in the middle.
I carefully place a B plate on top and run through the CuddleBug.
I chose faded jeans Distress Ink by Tim Holtz and work in a circular pattern starting on my craft mat and working over the edges of my image.
Next, I chose a pink Tim Holtz ink called Worn Lipstick and a q-tip and color in the tiny heart as I did not mask this.
UH OH - here I made a big mistake. I wanted my card to fit in a 5x5 envelope. As you can see my image is too big to fit on the heart.
She's A Sassy Lady!