Thanks to Jan (Far North) at the Stamp Shack, I have finally tried the reverse masking technique! She was kind enough to create and mail me the scalloped templates and then posted visual instructions that I could follow. Just like she said, once you've tried it, you'll love it! I didn't have a stipple brush, so I just used the edge of a sponge and black ink. My flower stamp is by Great Impressions and the thank you circle is from an acrylic set by Stampendous called Happy Flowers. The black lines across the middle on white cardstock were created with the PapertreyInk Faux Ribbon set.