With Sympathy

About a month ago at our Technique Class we had a bit of a play with the Decorative Masks007wma-blog by SU!.

To continue with the theme of these Masks, I decided to have a bit of a play & create my own Stencil by using the Butterfly from the Bold Butterfly Framelits & the Window Sheets.  Just another way to get another use from your Dies/Framelits.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

129. With Sympathy – Everything Eleanor

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Thanks

I saw a card on Pinterest some time ago which stuck in my head for some reason.  I’m not sure if it was the colours, the layout or the technique.  So my card today is from that card with my own spin on it.  Thank you so much for your inspiration!

As you have probably gathered I am a big fan of the Decorative Masks.  I love how you many different looks you can achieve using them, the many techniques you can use with them & of course all the backgrounds you are able to create.

My card has actually been created for the challenge over at CYCI where we could pick 3 colours to create our project.  Thank you once again Team for a great challenge.

The colours I used for the challenge – Old Olive & Daffodil Delight InksBasic Black Card with Whisper White as my Neutral.

Be sure to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

133. Thanks – Decorative Masks

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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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Happy Birthday

My card today was created for the lovely Mary who had her birthday last month.  I wanted002wmblogaa to use very soft colours for her card but sort of had nothing planned so I went for Pink Pirouette, Whisper White & my Colour Coach.

I did start out using the “Botanical Builder” Dies to create my card but then changed my mind as I started the card.

I also wanted to used the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask on her card.  We had done a Technique Class the other day showcasing the Masks & they loved it!  So of course I had to match it up with the corresponding “Elegant Dots” Embossing Folder.

The flowers were coloured with my Blender Pen & Pink Pirouette Ink but was a bit “wishy washy” so I decided to add a little of Watermelon Wonder Ink & they just popped.  I finished them off by adding Clear Wink of Stella.

I sure hope you like the card today.  Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Yes, all the tutorials do have codes for the items I have used as well as the measurements.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

124. Happy Birthday – Birthday Blossoms

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Congratulations

In our Technique Class last Sunday, we played with SU!’s Decorative Masks.  If you haven’t used them, you don’t really know what you have missed as there is just so much you can do to create lovely backgrounds for your cards, scrapbooking or 3-D projects.

In our card we used 2 colours with our Masks – Whisper White & Bermuda Bay.  The Bermuda Bay gives the card a 3-d effect.  To finish it off I kept it fairly simple as I think the Technique speaks for itself.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

Naomi & I had a bit of a play day the other day with our Decorative Masks, Grateful Bunch Bundle as well as the Botanical Blooms Bundle both from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.Naomi card

For some reason my card wasn’t coming together the way I hoped.  I was also intent on using So Saffron on my card – didn’t realise it until such time as Naomi mentioned it – but I was not about to give in until I saw her gorgeous card.

I just felt mine wasn’t going anywhere – colours were wrong, stencilling was wrong & my mind had wondered……  so to the one side it went.

Not letting it get the better of me, I picked it up again the next day & played around.  I ended up not only using So Saffron (which I wanted) but I changed out the main flower to Blushing Bride (still not happy) & then sponged it with Melon Mambo Ink.  I had put everything away by this stage & didn’t want to cut another flower.  My desk was covered in them!

After changing my flower, I then decided that I was going to change my stencilling & go another way.  So I flipped the card over, grabbed a mask – circle in this instance – laid my Decorative Mask over the top & sponged in Soft Sky.  Hooray, at long last it was coming together!!!!

Not taking any notice on the Wink of Colour Pen, I’ve used Gold instead of the Clear but am loving the final result.  I hope you do too!

Please click on the link above the photo to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

 117. Happy Birthday – Botanical Blooms

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You Are Totally Awesome

Early last week Naomi & I got together & had a bit of a play.  In fact it was our final meeting before the launch of our Technique Treats.  Be sure to check back on Wednesday to see what this is all about!

As I had been playing with our Decorative Masks & the new Grateful Bunch Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue which had arrived the previous day we decided to go with what was out on the table.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

116. You Are Totally Awesome – Grateful Bunch

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