I did a little homework this weekend. First up uses a masking technique taught via picture tutorial on day 4 by our very own Kara. It was so exciting to see Kara featured as a class instructor, and she showed us some masking tricks.
I cut a mask out of an MFT die, and temporarily adhered it to the middle of my card front. I used Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf and Ripe Avocado inks to stamp a pattern of leaves around the mask--partly on and partly off. When I removed the mask, I had that beautiful white center, and I stamped a sentiment from Say it With Style using Brilliance Lightning Black ink. You cannot see in the picture, but the ink has a bit of gold shimmer in it.
My next card uses the video tutorial by Laura Bassen--I used post it notes tape to mask off a frame around the card, stamped the center with the Crackle background stamp, added a sentiment from MFT and then thoughtfully/randomly stamped happy colored polka dots within the frame.
I had an idea to use the Text Block Birthday stamp in this week's Colour Me colors. I ran a piece of Enchanted Evening and Canyon Clay paper through the Xyron machine and then die cut each with the Text Block die. Then, I was able to make two cards that are mirror images of each other.
I stamped the kraft card base with Versamark and a Distressed Corduroy stamp from IO.
I impressed the kraft card base with the Woodgrain IP for the next card:
So, now I have two masculine birthday cards ready to go.
Some of the blue bits got lost somehow, as I was pulling the adhesive off the die cut, so I had to cut another blue piece to get the little pieces. I was able to make a 3rd card with the extra blue die cut--my bonus card. Rather than cut another piece out of red, thus perpetuating this endless loop, I just adhered the blue die cut to a piece of red, trimmed it down to size, and then adhered it with foam tape to a piece of Simple Stories plaid patterned paper.
That's it for today. I'm looking forward to seeing what is in store in the classroom tomorrow.
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