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Monday, May 31, 2010

Debut Product/Technique Challenge: Double-Masking and Sunshine-Flowers

And welcome to the second week of Midnight Rooster blog inspiration! :)
This is Keri, and I'm super-excited to be issuing the first
product/project challenge here at MR.

Using the debut kit, First Midnight Run, I've applied a few fun techniques to get you using the last little tidbits of this fabulous this week's challenge is to use one OR both of the following tutorial ideas on a layout!

First up, Double-Masking. As you can see from the MR DT gallery, we LOVE us some kraft cardstock, always makes an excellent background, but why not dress it up with some misting fun?!

To double-mask you'll need cardstock, two mist colors, a pen, and both the positive and negative space from a punched or diecut shape.

The tutorial below will show you how to use one mist color for the inside of the shape (I used Lemon Maya Mist), another color for the outside (I used Passion Red Glimmer Mist), and then a pen to outline between the two (I used a glitter Copic spica pen in Baby Blue).

This technique can be used in so many different ways and is a great way to accent the background of any layout!

Onward to the second technique: Border-Punched Flowers!

Handmade flowers accents are all the rage right now, and there are endless fun ideas out there to make some of your own!

Here's an idea I came up with, using double-sided paper strips from First Midnight Run, along with textured cardstock and the little rhinestones from the Prima alphabet included in the kit:

So this week, challenge yourself to get inspired by one or both of these techniques tutorials:

Use double-masking and/or a handmade flower using a border punch on a layout, and share your creation with us!

You have a week to post your creations to our new Flickr gallery, and I'll pick a prize-winner next week! :)


  1. AWEEEEESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great great tutorial!!!!

  2. Ooooh, these are very cool techniques!!! Can't wait to use them on a LO! Also, a little something maiden name is Babbitt, spelled just the same. Thought this was a little odd, not too many Babbitt's out there!

  3. that flower is toooo cool for words rock on

  4. Beautiful! I am going to use the double mask technique tonight. Thanks!