Happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to try something new. Not USE something new, unless that also gets you to TRY something new. By that we mean technique-wise. We'd like you to use a technique you've always wanted to try but haven't yet, or one you haven't done in ages. Be sure to tell us what technique you are using. Here are some ideas: alcohol inks, coloring with a different medium (for instance if you always use Copics, use pencils instead), make you own embellishments, emboss with ink or paint using a Cuttlebug folder, anything Tim Holtz-esque, etc. And heck, if your technique of choice means you break into some new stash, or some long-forgotten stash -- BONUS!
For my technique, I chose an old one I haven't used in forever, like YEARS: masking. Here's my card:
For this card, I started off by stamping the three front kitties. Then I masked two of them and stamped over the masks. Anything you stamp over the masks appears to be behind the first images. Then I just kept going! Eventually I needed four masks to get the images where I wanted them:
I followed this MFT sketch:
Since I've been blathering, here's the card again so I can give you the specifics and you won't have to scroll aaaaall the way up there:
Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stamp room/cave/grotto/sanctuary and think up a technique you've always wanted to try, but haven't yet, then DO IT. Alternatively, think of a technique you haven't used in forever and USE IT. Then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!
Thanks for stopping by!
* I thought it was "wracked", but there was a recent discussion about this on Twitter, and apparently even though WE ALL THOUGHT IT HAD THE "W", we were ALL WRONG. "Wracked" is the alternate spelling. Go ahead - read all about it here. The jury is still out, though.
**I had momentary heart palpitations when I thought my Dymo label maker didn't have an apostrophe. I was in distress, trying to think of another way to do that sentiment without the contraction. Seriously. The third of three cartridges had it, so I was saved, but was a bit tense there for a minute or two, I'm not gonna lie.