Okay, I’ll admit it.  I’m a little obsessed with Best Thoughts.  I love flowers anyway and this one just speaks to me….often.  So when I saw that the challenge on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday included flowers as a theme, guess what I went for.  If you said “Best Thoughts”, you’re correct.

Let’s take a look at my design team creation for TSOT229.

Best Thought for TSOT229 from theartfulinker.com

This card starts with a Crumb Cake base and then I’ve added two layers of designer paper.  Both papers are from the Neutrals Collection stack.

For my focal image, I reverse masked or stenciled.

Here’s how I did that.

Best Thoughts stencil or reverse mask from theartfulinker.com

I stamped the Best Thoughts flower on a scrap piece of paper.  Then after carefully cutting a starting line up to the flower, I cut around the outside of the image.  Next, I taped over the starting line cut so that it would not pull apart.  Finally, I placed the mask/stencil over the piece of Crumb Cake I was using for my focal image and daubed in Whisper White Craft Ink to fill the void.

After removing the mask/stencil, I stamped the flower over the white background, also in Whisper White Craft Ink.  Don’t forget to heat set the ink!

Final details were: the designer paper banners, also from the Neutrals Collection stack; “celebrate”; and a trio of Basic Pearls.

This was a fun card to create.  It might just be going to a wedding with me next month.

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