Now stamp your image into the grid, here I'm using one of the images from the "Signs of Autumn" StampTV kit, mounted on a round acrylic block.
Here's what it looks like after stamping another branch and pulling the mask away, see how you still have a clean border surrounding the image? TIP: When I stamp things into my grid, I like doing "corner to corner" this way with my images, (as well as turning them to point inward towards the other elements I'm going to add) to help balance the layout. You could also do the reverse: top left and bottom right. An odd number like three branches would be nice, just try to keep them from bring too heavily concentrated in one area. (I'm going to add a third element at the end). I like having the branch overlap into the top box I'll use for my greeting just bit.
Now I'm going to cover it back up with both the big window AND the cutout of the entire grid, minus the smaller windows, and stamp one more branch into the bottom box.
Here it is pulled away again, having just part of the branch emerging creates a feeling of depth and multiple layers.
Last I'm going to use the large window and one of the little rectangles for some sponging action. Covering the boxes keeps these areas bright white, they will really pop after I'm done adding my orange ink.
This is what it looks like! You can pull your mask away as many times as you like to see if you are happy with the look or want to add more ink.
Finish sponging the top corner and trim your stamped grid like I did in the prepping post. Add your greeting (also from the STV kit), a popped up a butterfly ("Take Flight"), and adhere to your card base. I put the butterfly at an angle in between the branches, pointing towards my quote.
I added a few more touches like some veins on the bold leaves with my marker onto the CS after stamping. That's it, a 2 layer card, plus the butterfly.
You can of course make masks for every separate piece of this grid, or just the ones you will use most often like the masks I've recommended keeping with your set. Because the grid is all straight lines and right angles, Post-it notes works perfectly for the smaller boxes and areas. I'll share a sample when I opted for Post-its instead becuae I masked a different image into every box, wait til you see! :)
Hope this is helpful seeing some quick and easy options for filling out the mosaic! More to come!