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...