Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge: Masked Florals

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The Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge features a photo from Stella Maria Baer on VSCO. The color combination of black and blue, peach, ivory, and other earth tones is so lovely and is indicative of her work.

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge: Stella Maria Baer

I drew from these colors as inspiration for my card.

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge: Masked Florals

I gotta tell ya, it was hard not to color those flowers in bright pinks and greens. But, autumn is soon upon us, so I better get into the groove of crunchy leaves, sweaters (or maybe just a heavier t-shirt here in Texas), and pumpkin spice lattés.

To make this background, I used a masking technique with Post-It Notes that have the full coverage sticky backing. They don’t seem to bleed as much as some of the other masking papers out there. I posted the video of the “unmasking” on Instagram if you’d like to see it here.

Once I had all the papers peeled off, I colored my background with Copic markers. Then, I used dies to mat my background and to cut my sentiment from navy and white papers. 

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  1. This is a super card! I love how you used monochromatic colors with the repeated flowers and leaves. Awesome card!!

    1. I was skeptical at first, Noelle, but I kept coloring and hoping I didn’t have to re-stamp a new background, hah!

  2. Stuningly beautiful! I know how hard masking is (or at least I for me it’s the hardest thing in stamping), so I appreciate so much the amazing work you did. Wow! The colours are gorgeous.

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