Monday, July 20, 2015

In Focus with Gayatri Murali No. 3 | Style #2


Hope you are enjoying my In Focus series and getting inspired. 

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This month’s technique is Masking technique. There are various ways to using masking technique. In my previous post this month, I showed masking and stamping around a word cutaway. You can see it HERE.

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Today I am going use Essentials: Katherine Cutaway and In a Word: Hugs cutaway to mask and stamp. Here is the finished card.

Hugs card2


Here is a collage of photos showing how the card is made using the technique.

Hugs masking technique tutorial


This style has one more masking element to it making it special. I used the smaller rectangle die from Essentials: Katherine Cutaway and another rectangle die to die cut a frame out of masking paper. I also die cut the word HUGS from In a Word: Hugs cutaway using the masking paper.

I adhered the frame and word masks on a white cardstock panel which was trimmed to the size of a standard card front. Then I sponged Spun Sugar distress ink covering the entire panel. Once the distress ink dried, I used the flowers from Lola’s Banquet and pigment inks to stamp cluster of flowers, leaves and buds on the diagonally opposite corners. Some of the stamped images touched the masked word to connect the masked word to the masked frame. Once again, I left the panel to dry. Then removed the masked frame and word to reveal the white masked area. Here is the finished panel:

Hugs panel

I adhered this panel to the card base and embellished with Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a close up photo of the card.

Hugs closeup

If you like to play along, we have a linky attached with this post.  Love to see what you do with this technique.

I will see you next month with another technique and two styles of executing it.


  1. LOve what you've created here by masking, Gayatri... I am so partial to Lola's Blooms!
    =] Michele

  2. Wow!! this is awesome!! If you didn't show me those photos, I would have thought that you layered all of this stuff on. The card looks almost 3D!!!

  3. Stunning card Gayatri and love this technique.

  4. Iove that you masked the word die and the frame...gorgeous card.

  5. Awesome card - stunning colours! Love the technique!

  6. Gorgeous. Great effect for a one-layer card!


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