Snowflake Tree Mask

Apologies for the lack of posts of the last few days but I have been playing catch-up and trying to get organised for the big day next week. Hopefully you are all better prepared than me !!

I have been having a “tidy up” in my craft room now all the cards have been made and sent and I have a few more cards that I have not posted on here that have either been made using up bits and pieces left over from class cards or in the case of today’s cards playing with different mediums through a mask.

I used a starry tree mask in my last class from Creative Expressions but saw the snowflake tree mask from the same range and thought it would make some more quick and easy cards. So hopefully you might get a few ideas for cards for Christmas next year.

First one uses Wow Platinum embossing powder and I have used a dauber to sponge Versamark ink through the stencil then sprinkled and heated the embossing powder. The sentiment from Woodward has been stamped on some heat resistant acetate with Black Stazon ink. The frame is the Presscut stitched rectangle dies.

Second one same embossing powder and a little snowflake stamp to create the background sentiment is from Craftwork cards.

Third one uses Distress Oxides to sponge through the mask and then I stamped the Marianne Christmas Song stamp across it. Finished of with some glittery gems.

Last one Distress Oxides again but this time I cut the tree out and mounted it on Black and added another circle sentiment from Craftwork Cards

I will be popping back with a few more ideas tomorrow.



A change from Christmas for today’s card. Last week I used one of the new Steampunk dies from Sue Wilson in my class. I decided to use Distress Oxides to make a background and from this I die cut out some of the dies fro the set. There are several Steampunk dies in her latest release, this one is called Indusrial Chic Mixed Essentials. The colour Oxides I used are Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain, Fossiled Amber and Peeled Paint. You don’t need to use that many just have a play, I promise you won’t get the same result each time.  I pressed some of the ink onto my non stick mat and then spritzed with water, I then swooshed the card through the ink and tried each layer. It really brings out the “oxidisation ” look that the inks were designed to do.

The stamps the stamps are from a co-ordinating set called Steampunk Sentiments and I have used some of the Oxides to stamp with.  They have also been used around the edges and I have spritzed with water and then dabbed off excess with kitchen towel.

Finally, I added some Creative Expressions Silver Gilding polish or use you use their Wax to highlight areas and added a few Silver Nailhead’s.

Hope you like it, any questions you can always leave in comments and I will get back to you.

Christmas Wishes

The card I’m sharing today is from my recent Product of the Month class which in November is the Press to Impress stamping tool. I have used Distress oxides in Wilted Violet, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio to create the background. Then I have used Phil Martin Snowflake Frame to stamp over it. This stamp is rubber not polymer so I took the foam mat out of the tool and then stamped in Black ink the image over the oxide background. Next I stamped the Wishes stamp using the stamping tool again to get it exactly where I wanted it. I die cut some Sweet Dixie Snowflakes from glitter card and added them to my card with some foam pads. The Christmas word is from a new stamp and die set from Marianne( you will be seeing a lot of this over next few posts , I love it !!!) called Christmas Song . It was stamped in Black ink and die cut out and attached with foam pads .

Back tomorrow with some more samples, have a great Sunday