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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  

Last time we hopped, I told you that you might want to add the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks to your next order.  I hope you did, because I've got a super fun background technique for you today!


The card features the Pictogram Punches stamp set and the small star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The colors are Smoky Slate and Hello Honey, a new In Color.  I hand cut the little "swoosh" and then inlaid the background piece with the raised stars.  You won't believe how easy it is to do this!




You'll need the following  supplies:

  • Modeling paste (can be found at most craft stores)
  • Stars Decorative Mask
  • Card Stock (I used Hello Honey)
  • Scraper, putty knife, or something similar




Place card stock under the decorative mask and squeeze a small amount of modeling paste onto the mask.  You can always add more if you need it.  I would also recommend that you protect your work surface...this can be a little messy.




Spread the modeling paste evenly over the mask.




Gently lift off the mask and allow the paste time to dry.  It doesn't take long before it's ready for your finished project.



The background piece gives a lot of dimension to this card.


The stamped and punch stars were suspended from the flag greeting by some white Baker's Twine that had been taped to the back. 


I hope you'll try out this background technique on a future project.  As a variation, you can add reinker to the paste to create a colorful, raised background.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the Monday Montage Blog Hop and have a fabulous week!


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