Saturday, March 15, 2014

Learning how to mask....and liking it!

So I took a card class this week and totally loving all the fun techniques I've learned. The cards here I made using a masking technique to make a plaid background. This is so much fun and easy to do. There are zillions of color combos you can use and I want to try so many more!!!

For this card, I decided first on the colors I wanted the jukebox, this adorable image by Paper Smooches from the Perpetual Bliss stamp set, then I coordinated the plaid to match. Real Red, Stampin Up; London Fog, Memento; Tuxedo Black, Memento. Also, while you can't really tell in the pics, I covered the "glass" front of the jukebox in glossy accents. All the stamps you see here, dime, notes, sentiment and stars, are all included in the Perpetual Bliss stamp set. I love this set!!!

And to give this little guy some moves, I added a wobble! Too cute. :)

My second card (which is actually the first one I did) leaves no white space at all. I used five colors on this one. Looking at it now, the colors and plaid remind me of some favorite summer pajamas I had when I was a kid. LOL Anyway, the colors I used for this card are Stampin Up So Saffron, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery; and Memento inks, Rich Cocoa and Rose Bud.

This adorably sad little bunny is a BossKut die I have had for years. Looks like he dropped his jelly beans! The jelly beans are a Quickutz die, also from a long time ago. The sentiment comes from the Baby Easter Bunny stamp set by Peachy Keen Stamps.

Thanks for coming by today! Happy weekend. ♥


  1. Great job on the technique, both cards are beautiful!

  2. Wonderful masking job! I want to try this but need more colors first. Super job on your cards.
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  3. Shar ~ I LOVE plaid so this is totally me! EEK! I ADORE both of these cards! How FUN is the first one and ADORBS the second one is!! I need to learn how to do this plaid! Easy ~ yeah right! HAHAHA!


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