Here’s an idea on how to use the Linen Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. I’ve used one of the Decorative Masks from the Butterflies & Flowers Decorative Masks to blend ink over the linen paper. Look at the texture you get on your card when using this product.
I’ve used as my ink combination, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Pale Papaya. To add the ink use a blending brush. The Stampin’ Up! ones come in a pack of three so you can have a blending brush for each colour spectrum.
One thing to be wary of when using the masks is where the edge of the mask is. If you get too carried away with your blending you might find yourself adding ink to areas of your card you hadn’t planned on. Also watch which way up your mask is and always use it as you work on your project on the same side. I found out the hard way with that mistake. I added the Pape Papaya flower and didn’t realise the mask had been flipped. So when I lifted the mask I had a stencil pattern left from the ink on the underside! Hence the strategically placed die cut sentiment!
The Linen Paper comes in 12×12 inch size and there are two sheets per pack. It also has an adhesive backing which makes adding the piece to your project a breeze! So go and check the Linen Paper out, it is one of those gems that remain hidden in the Annual catalogue until someone uses it. Find it on page 136 or click on any of the highlighted text in this post.
I hope I have encouraged you to try out something new in your crafting.
Until next time Happy Stamping!