Decorative Masks…

…make gorgeous backgrounds for your cards.

You have probably noticed of late that I am sort of addicted to SU’s Decorative Masks.  I just004ewm-blog can’t seem to get enough of them.  So many ways to use them, so little time.

My card today was created for my cousin who had a very special milestone last month.  Her favourite colour is blue, so I went for “Pool Party” & “Island Indigo” Inks but that was after consulting my “Colour Coach” – love, love, love that!

Using these colours I had to be very careful not to have it look too much like a male’s card so I added a little it of Glimmer Paper to bring some shine to it.  I also kept it very plain & decided to added no greeting.  I must say that I am happy with that decision.

I’m happy to report that Janet loved it, especially the fact that it had nothing else on it.  She was also very intrigued as to how I did my background.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial on how I did my card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

125. 60 – Celebrate Today

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Technique #2

Today’s card is our 2nd card we created in our Technique Class last Sunday, which was all about Masking, Sponging & getting better use from our Dies.

I have used a Die (Starburst) that has since been retired, but you could always change it out to whatever shape you wanted 006blog-wmfor your card. I must say the ladies were really happy with this card which is very simple but with a little bit of a “WOW”.

Don’t forget if you would like to attend any of my Technique Classes, all you have to do is click on the Classess/Workshop Page to check out the dates & times.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky 011ewm-blog

Bokeh Technique # 2

Our 2nd card from our Bokeh Technique Class last week is using the new Stamp Set “Celebrate Today” which is in the Occasional Catalogue.  I again saw this card on Pinterest as my starting point & then when out on my own.  I think the colours are perfect for the girls.

We did our Technique a little different for this card by wetting the Base Card – Whisper White first & then “blobbing” Ink onto the card with Re-Fills & an Aqua Painter.  I didn’t use Watercolour Paper has I wanted to see if I could do the same technique using ordinary Cardstock.  I love how the result is so different.

The Whisper White Card layered onto the Base Card – Melon Mambo has been embossed using the Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

For the Balloon, we stamped the Confetti Image onto Vellum Card in Pumpkin Pie Ink prior to cutting out with the Balloon Die, running through the Big Shot & adhering to Card Front.

To create the “Happy“, we used the Little Letters Thinlits – love these letters & use them soooooo much! We used the Reserve & not the letters.  This was adhered to the top of the Balloon with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the Right Hand Sight & Adhesive on the Left Hand Side.

The “Birthday” is from the same Stamp Set & is stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black Ink prior to adhering to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish the card, we tied  bow with Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered it to the Balloon with a Glue Dot.

The ladies loved both of their cards.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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