#tooeasytuesday - masking fun

Keeping it simple doesn't have to be boring, or plain.  This week I used the masking technique and a simple stamp of 3 teacups lined up in a row to make a card that looks like a lot of effort went in... when really it was too easy (but shhh don't tell).

Using the masking technique I showed you last week on #techniquethursday I started with a row of teacups along the base card.  After placing my mask on top I stamped rows up the card in different shades of blue, repeating my initial colour on the fourth row.  Afte layering this on some matching blue card I used my bigshot to cut out some contrasting frames with a sentiment on the whisper white.  A bit of ribbon, and two pearls and it was all done.  All up this took about 10 minutes to make. 

 I was inspired by vintage blue and white china for the colour palate and idea.  I love the effect of the layered teacups.  It looks almost like a designer paper rather than stamped image.  I love it when stamps give that effect.

Happy crafting.