Monday, November 12, 2012

Masking Christmas Cards

On Black Tie Friday's the challenge is masking.  My personal challenge is to make a Christmas/Holiday card for the remainder of the year when entering a challenge.  Initially, I started off with the blue card and was using the post-it masking technique with embossing.  I really liked the gold wording through the white trees.  Then I decided to add some snowflakes using heat and stick powder.  I couldn't decide whether I should use white flock or glitter... so, I did both.  It didn't look too good.  The glitter seemed to look a little better.  So, I re-stamped the snowflakes on another piece of paper and added only glitter.  It looked great.  Then I thought, what if I re-heat the other snowflakes and just add glitter (I didn't want my trees and sentiment to go to waste).  Well, as I was re-heating I realized I was burning what little flock was left.  I added glitter anyway!  In the end, I have brown, glitter, blue, and flock snowflakes.  I still kind of like it but it's not amazing...  Then I realized, you can hardly tell I did any masking.  I went through all the effort to cut out around the trees and around the words for my mask.  

So, I decided to make another card to show masking.  I was stumped.  The first idea came so quickly and the second, I had to look around the room a bit for some inspiration.  I decided I wanted to mask some clouds...  Then I didn't know what to put with them.  I wanted to do an owl but with what????  I finally ended up with trees.  By this point I decided to just punch them out instead of stamping.  So, I masked the clouds with a scallop circle and ink.  Ripped up some glitter paper for drifts of snow and I punched out the trees using the pennant punch.  Add a little rub-on for a sentiment and I'm finally done!

I am masked out!  Now the next challenge, decide who should receive this cards for Christmas...

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1 comment:

  1. Very pretty, I really like the texture on your first card, and the pop of color on the tree for your second card is very nice. Thanks for playing with Black Tie Fridays.


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