Video: Intricate Masking and Layered Peonies

Hello and welcome everyone! I’m back with two cards and videos today. My post is a bit late as I was experiencing some technical difficulties – but better late than never!

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For my first card today, I created a custom floral skirt for our Haute Wedding Dress stamp.

First I stamped the top portion of the Haute Wedding Dress stamp with our Caviar Hybrid Ink (copic friendly).  Then I lightly drew in a full skirt with a pencil.  Next, I stamped the solid flowers from our Mini Wild Florals set within the skirt with a combination of our Dusty Blue Couture Collection Layering Inks and our Cali Blue Dye Ink.  Once the skirt was finished, I embossed the floral portion of the bodice with some silver glitter embossing powder.

Then I created an intricate mask for my stamped figure with some tracing paper. If you don’t have tracing paper on hand, vellum works too! This technique is perfect for images you want to mask but don’t have a defined/set image. The floral skirt is basically a custom image so I needed a custom mask and the only way to make one was to trace the entire figure.  So I traced the figure (skirt and body) on my tracing paper and then fussy cut the traced figure. Next, I temporarily adhered the intricate mask over my image and then blended some Bright Emerald Dye Ink in the background with a Clarity Stencil Brush.  Next I embossed the sentiment with the same silver glitter powder. Then I adhered strips of our new Burnished Silver Foil Tape onto the edges of a side folding A2 cardbase.

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Burnished Silver Foil Tape

I trimmed my stamped panel half of a quarter inch on each side and then popped it up onto my base.  I finished off the card by adhering some Silver Metallic Sequins (8, 6, 4mm) around my sentiment.

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For my next card, I used the layered peonies from our Haute Stacks set (I LOVE these peonies!).

I started off by stamping three peonies in our Peony Couture Collection Layering Inks.  Then I stamped the leaves in our Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Basil Mojito Dye Inks.  After everything was stamped out, I fussy cut everything.  Next I die cut four rectangles using the second smallest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die set.  On one of the panels (which will become my sentiment panel), I blended our Soft Garnet Dye Ink with my Clarity Stencil Brush.  Then I die cut the glitter border using the two smallest rectangle dies (from the set mentioned above) with our Glossy Fine Silver adhesive paper.  Then I stacked the rectangle panels together to create a dimensional sentiment panel. Next I stamped the sentiment onto the blended panel (Noir Dye Ink) and then adhered the glitter border.

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Next I stamped our Minor Stripes background stamp onto a separate panel and trimmed that down to 4×5 1/2 inches.  For my top folding horizontal cardbase, I adhered two Glossy Fine Silver strips onto the top and bottom edges. I adhered my striped background panel onto the base and then my sentiment panel onto the background panel.  Then I adhered down all of my floral elements with foam squares and adhesive. Lastly, I glued down some Glass Slippers Sequins in 8, 6 and 5mm onto my background panel.

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That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos!


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