Saturday, 27 October 2018

Give masking a go.

Welcome to another challenge at 52CCT. 

The weeks are flying by and we are here to help you get a head start on your Christmas cards before panic sets in in December. 
Our challenge this week is a fun one:

In case you have not tried this before here is how I made my card. You can get some great looking results and extend the range of your stamps. 
I chose a Poinsettia stamp and wanted to use it all around the edge of the card. Masking allows you to overlap your stamps without the lines crossing each other. It doesn't have to be this complicated. It can be as simple as a panel across your card. 
You just need to remember that whatever you stamp first will be at the front and the next things behind. 

I stamped the flower on a sticky note pad and cut out masks. I forgot to stamp near to the sticky edge but I had enough sticky to make it work. 

I cut out several together and then keep them with the stamp set as they can be used again. 

Stamp your first image and then cover with the mask and stamp again. 

You can see that the lines overlap onto the mask and not your stamped image.  I went all around the card stamping and masking. Then I filled in with Brilliant Red and Emerald Green Brushos. 
I love the effect and the vibrancy of this card.
The Poinsettia is Penny Black and the sentiment is Inkylicious. 

I hope you have time to join in. 
I'm joining in with October Rudolf Days at Scrappy Mo's a  monthly Christmas card challenge. 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge


  1. Oooo what a classy bit of masking and such a stunning poinsetta too, thanks for joining us at Rudolph Days Challenge this month, Luv Sam x

  2. Elle est vraiment superbe ta carte Alison, j'aime ces pointessias encadrant ce joli message, biz

  3. Alison, this is gorgeous! Well done! xoxo

  4. Great walk through photo tutorial! I have not tried this before, but now wantto !!!

    Wonderful card and thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

  5. This frame of poinsettias in traditional Christmas colors is simply sumptuous!
    Rosi x

  6. Very beautiful and this technique is very nice! Thanls for joining us at CHNC.


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