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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Beautiful You in the Mediterranean




I have to say that I am really excited to showcase these creations. Collaboration is a concept that I aspire to achieve in my professional job, and so its really exciting for me when I can find two stamp sets that can collaborate well together. I think the Beautiful You and Mediterranean Streets collaborates perfectly well together. Here is why:
To start off, I stamped the image of the girl with the umbrella first, and then created a mask of the same image with a post-it note. The same technic I used in my Merry Medley blog post. Placing the mask over the top of the stamped image, I stamped the alleyway in versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder. The musk ensured that the image of the girl remained un-embossed. While it is difficult to make out from the photos, I was surprised to find that the combination of the embossed image and the un-embossed image gave it a 3D look. It created an illusion by allowing the un-embossed image to pop out of the background. I am sure other master crafters probably already knew that, but it was really quite a thrill to have discovered it myself for the fist time. I am feeling just a little proud right about now.




In the samples below I have used the same technic as the ones above, but here I only used the images from the Mediterranean streets with one another. I particularly like the combination of the cafe with the alleyway. They actually look as though they are part of one picture, and once again creating a 3D look with the cafe popping out of the background.




Here are some of the masks that helped to create the look of a 3D image.

I hope you have enjoyed the post, as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.  Stop by again really soon.

15 comments:

  1. These cards are just beautiful Irene, such lovely work thank you for shareing it! xx

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  2. Stunning! Thanks for sharing the technique Irene. I have to try it now.

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  3. These are two of my favorites sets from the new catalog. I love the cards you've made with them.

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  4. Super impressive technique and beautiful cards .. Mediterranean was a set i totally had written off I may have to rethink that now ... Thank you so much for sharing Irene :)

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    1. Thanks Nicole, such a compliment coming from you, feel very blessed. Your work is amazing,I feel very honored. I love that you've taken the time to stop by

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  5. Beautiful work Irene - I too love masking :) it is such great technique xx

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  6. These are fabulous! Combinations made in stamply heaven!

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  7. I adore what you have created here Irene! You have mastered this technique and that addition of embossing really does add so much more dimension to the projects. Thanks for sharing your discovery with us all! THOROUGHLY Gorgeous, and perfect stamp combinations x

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    1. Kim, you're very lovely to take the time to comment, I really appreciate it.

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  8. Excellent combination of stamp sets! The results are stunning. Can't wait to try it!

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  9. Wonderful job on all of these! Looking forward to trying this technique!

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  10. Beautiful cards....thank you for sharing n hope when I get to play I can also create some magic ��

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  11. Oh my goodness!!! what stunning, creative, gorgeous cards!! I just received the Mediterranean Moments in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to start playing with it but, now you made me take a second look at the Beautiful You stamp set, I honestly didn't think to much about it when I first saw it on the catalog but now, I MUST HAVE IT!!!
    Both stamp sets are made for each other, thank you, thank you for sharing this wonderfully beautiful cards using both this sets.
    Big Hugs, off to Pinning.
    Maria Rodriguez.

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