Monday Montage 22

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  

Last time we hopped, I told you that you might want to add the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks to your next order.  I hope you did, because I've got a super fun background technique for you today!

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The card features the Pictogram Punches stamp set and the small star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The colors are Smoky Slate and Hello Honey, a new In Color.  I hand cut the little "swoosh" and then inlaid the background piece with the raised stars.  You won't believe how easy it is to do this!

 

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You'll need the following  supplies:

  • Modeling paste (can be found at most craft stores)
  • Stars Decorative Mask
  • Card Stock (I used Hello Honey)
  • Scraper, putty knife, or something similar

 

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Place card stock under the decorative mask and squeeze a small amount of modeling paste onto the mask.  You can always add more if you need it.  I would also recommend that you protect your work surface…this can be a little messy.

 

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Spread the modeling paste evenly over the mask.

 

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Gently lift off the mask and allow the paste time to dry.  It doesn't take long before it's ready for your finished project.

 

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The background piece gives a lot of dimension to this card.

 

The stamped and punch stars were suspended from the flag greeting by some white Baker's Twine that had been taped to the back. 

 

I hope you'll try out this background technique on a future project.  As a variation, you can add reinker to the paste to create a colorful, raised background.

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the Monday Montage Blog Hop and have a fabulous week!

 

Happy Stampin'

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Cathy Casey | 22nd Jun 14

    OMG Melissa! This is so cute! I can’t wait to copy this technique myself with that super adorable decorative mask!

  2. Julie Warnick | 23rd Jun 14

    Wow! This is such a cool technique and a fabulous.card love all the dimension it brings to the card.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  3. Carol Carriveau | 26th Jun 14

    What a different and fabulous idea…I will have to get some of this paste and give this a try….wonderful texture! TFS!

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