I'm going to mix it up a bit today showing you two cards with the same technique but different themes.
The technique is partial die cut ... this is the name I'm giving this technique ... I'm sure there is some cute name out there in cyber land and if there is please leave me a comment and I'll change it.
On to this technique ... die cut a circle or any shape will work for this technique. take the negative part of the die or the cut out section and place it on the side of your card with part of it hanging off the card. This is also called a reverse mask. add the color using whatever tool you have available ... this can be blending tool, sponges or stipple brushes. for the next step you can leave the mask on and stamp some images as I did with the Egret (if this is not an Egret please leave a comment) card or you can remove the mask and stamp as on the holiday card. the difference is that on the Egret card the Egret is hanging outside the colored area with the cattails are only inside the colored circle. on the holiday card all images were stamped with the mask removed.
stamps - Just For Fun
ribbons - SU