Once or twice a year my mailman calls me up and asks me to make cards for his small business that he has when he's not a postal worker. In his spare time, he runs a high end lemonade stand and does very well for himself and his family. This year, he asked me to make a Christmas card for his business with a lemon tree, some 'prezzies' underneath and a little star on top. I bought Life, Love and Lemons from Flourishes just for the cards he has asked me to make for him. Here is his card for this year which took me 1 1/2 days to make 24 of them;
I know masking is old school, but I think it's a really useful skill to know and I'm going to give you a step by step how to for this technique. First, I stamped the lemon topiary on carstock;
Next, I stamped the base of the topiary on the top of a post it so that the back of the image was covered in temporary adhesive. Then, I cut out the image, just inside the line of the image. I cut off part of the outside line so I wouldn't have a ghost image around the topiary - a thin white line where the ink can't go because of the depth of the paper and the space to the stamp as a result.
Next, I cut out a general mask for the middle present to cover it up while I ink the remainder of the stamp since this is the spot the topiary will go.
Once the stamp is inked, remove the general mask and stamp over the topiary.
The final image;
Colour image as desired.
I know this is a small image, but I still used 17 copic markers. *sigh* I love my copics.
stamps; All wrapped up!, life, love, lemons (flourishes)
paper; coconut swirl, red hot (bazzill)
ink; pitch black distress ink (ranger)
accessories; rhinestone star (discontinued - Queen & Co), copic markers (E30, 34, 39, Y04, 15, G20, 21, 24, 28, 03, 05, 07, 29, R32, 35, 37, 39)