Daniel West sporting a shirt from The Winston Box

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Brutus Monroe MASK-arade Blog Hop

Brutus Monroe MASK-arade Blog Hop

Welcome to my post for the MASK-arade blog hop! Masking brings your stamping game to a whole new level!!! You can make one dimensional stamp images appear to have depth as well as create scenes you wouldn’t otherwise be able to create without masking.

For my card today I used the Birthday Bear Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe, some regular copy paper for masking and some Copic markers to make this little card sing happy birthday.

Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear Card by Daniel West

Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear Card by Daniel West

To begin, I cut down a panel of Bristol Smooth Card Stock to about 3.75 by 4.5 inches. I placed it in my MISTI and stamped the bear with balloons image using Raven Detail Ink. Then I stamped it again on a piece of regular copy paper and cut out the image of the bear to create a mask. I placed the mask of the image of the bear and carefully placed the stamps of the rabbit and the other bear with a cupcake on either side of the first bear. I inked them up with Raven Detail Ink and stamped them over the top of the mask. When I removed the mask, these two appear to stand behind the first bear.


Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear Stamp Set Masked together by Daniel West

Brutus Monroe Birthday Bear Stamp Set Masked together by Daniel West

I chose an earth tones palette (E colors) for the bears and rabbit and reds (R colors) for the balloons, gift and cupcake. I drew some horizontal lines and shadows under the little critters and stamped a sentiment from the set: “Got Cake?”. I just love the magic of masking. To finish off the card, I popped up the center panel on some foam tape and backed it with some red card stock from my stash. I adhered this panel to an A2 size card base I cut out of a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.

Layered and popped up panel by Daniel West

Layered and popped up panel by Daniel West

I’d love to hear what you think of this card in the comments below.

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Thanks for being with me today and please hop along to see what everyone else on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team has created today.

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