Here’s the third in a series of cards using the Aviary set. In order to achieve the effect of the bird in the birdcage without the bars going over the bird, I used a technique called masking. I first stamped the owl on a piece of white card stock. Then I stamped another owl onto a Post-it note, being sure to stamp onto the sticky strip of the note. Then I cut out the Post-it owl and placed it exactly over my owl on the white paper. Then I stamped the birdcage over the owl. When I peeled the post-it note away, I’m left with the owl in the birdcage as you see it in the photo, no bars in front of his face! Masking is a great way to show layering of stamped images. It’s a little more labor intensive but I think the finished image is worth the extra effort.
Paper: Crumb Cake card stock base(#120953), Whisper White (#100730), Gumball Green (#126840), Floral District Designer Series Paper (#126919)
Stamp sets: Aviary (#120462), Sweet Essentials (#126457)
Ink & Tools: Lucky Limeade marker (#123002), Gumball Green marker (#126856), Early Espresso marker (#119680), Crumb Cake ink pad (#126975), Bird Builder punch (#117191), Glue dot (#103683), Sakura Gelly Roll white pen