For lesson 4 Laurel showed us varoius ways to mask backgrounds. I chose to cut out a mask using a heart die and use it for my card. Once my mask was in place I inked up the Gradient Stripes Background stamp and stamped it over the mask. I then removed the mask and found I got ink spots where I did not want them so I added a layer of vellum on top and added a focal image and sentment from the Frosted Garden stamp set which I stamped with black ink and clear embossed over it.
I love the look of this card and will be using this technique again!!
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