Mask Technique class part 1

Todays card is the first of three post using the same Nellie Snellen Swirls mask. I recently run a class that included the mask in the price so everyone got to keep the mask to play with at home. I did different techniques for each card.

First up, simply using Distress Inks to blend through the mask. I had already decided on my fairy stamp from Nellie Snellen so I picked some pretty colours of ink to use. They were Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio. I just picked up one colour at a time and randomly sponged through the colour in different areas, blending and overlapping as I went.

I used some circle dies to mat and layer and then created an aperture to sponge through for where the Fairy was going. The sentiment is from John Next Door Everyday sentiments. I added some essential twinkle with a glue pen and some Glamour Dust glitter.

Tomorrows card uses Wow embossing powder.


Februarys product of the month….Creative Expressions dies

Good afternoon, hope you have a lovely Sunday and managing to fit in some crafting time in the warm.

The product of the month for February is 15% off all Creative Expressions, that includes the new release dies from Sue Wilson from January.  If you are doing a class this month you will get the additional class 10% discount as well.

Todays card is one from my class this week that is proving to be very popular and ideal for men’s cards or someone that’s off on their travels. Its called City Skyline and you get 5 dies in total. A large and small circle and 3 skylines in different sizes.

For my card I used the largest circle die and cut it out with watercolour card, I then used some Distress Inks to create a night sky. I used Spiced Marigold, Fired Brick, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. I die cut the skylines inside the circle die, they are shaped to fit, in Black cardstock. Then I die cut the skylines again in Silver mirror card and attached to the backs of the Back  die cuts, slightly off setting them as they dried. I like the difference you get by adding the mirror card but it still looks fab in just Black. I finished it off by adding a white gel pen to create some stars.

The sentiment at the bottom is the same technique and is also a new die from Creative Expressions. Its part of a range of different smaller sentiment that they are doing now.

Be back tomorrow with some ideas for Easter cards using some of the new dies.