around & about sentiments scrapbook style
team tacy 2009

last sneak peek!

 Tomorrow is the day! Around & About Sentiments will be available for purchase at Papertrey Ink!

Here's one more sneak peek project before the release...

I have done a reverse masking tutorial post before (click the link to the right to visit that post), but I wanted to try an idea out that's a little bit of a twist by doing some layering of images. I pulled out the Heart Prints set and chose a heart with a fairly solid, simple design. Also, you are going to want to pick a base color that won't be too dark and overpower what you stamp on top of the base image. You will see where I am going with this in just a bit...


I stamped the heart onto a post-it note and cut it out. You could use an exacto knife on a cutting mat to do this or punch a hole to give yourself a starting point inside the heart and then just use some paper snips to cut the heart out.


I placed the reverse mask over the heart and then stamped over the top of the image with the 'thinking of you' long border sentiment repeatedly down the heart.


Here I finished 2 hearts. I kind of goofed on the bottom because I wanted more white space around the heart and so did it again and masked the rest of the cardstock off with more post-its.


The extra "goof-up" heart also worked as part of my image after I punched it our and adhered it with dimensionals next to the main heart. I chose the 'be mine' sentiment from Heart Prints to use with my image.


I wanted to stamp the border sentiment below the image on the cardstock base, but didn't want it to run all the way to the edge so I used post-its again to mask where I didn't want the border sentiment to stamp.


Here is the completed card! The finished dimensions are 4 1/4" x 5". I trimmed 1/2" off the bottom to balance my card layout design. I am loving how the layered reverse masking turned out! (Are you tired of my little black polka dot scallop trim yet?)


Check out the other designer blogs for this last day of sneak peeks! Nichole and Debbie will have something fun on their blogs today, and of course you will want to check in with Lauren and Candice too!

Be sure to come and join us at the release party tonight over at the Papertrey Ink forums! We will be there from 10PM-midnight EST.

Thanks SO much for joining me this week so I could share more about my set Around & About Sentiments! I have been thrilled to have you here! Happy stamping!


Layered Heart Be Mine Card

stamps: Around & About Sentiments, Heart Prints, Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink), Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: white, True Black, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)

other: Large heart punch, corner rounder (EK Success), scallop edge punch (Stampin' Up!), post-it notes, dimensionals