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Ask 5 years

On Saturday Ask turned 5 and of course I had to send him a birthday card. Since I recently received a shipment of Clearly Besotteds Stamps, I wanted to try out the Ahoy Matey! set for Ask’s card. It is a really fun set for birthday cards and my only complaint is that it doesn’t include a “birthday girl” stamp only “birthday boy” – can’t girls be pirates too? I was inspired by a card by Stephanie Wincott for my card.

Since I am still working with the techniques from Online Card Classes’ Mask-erade, I did some masking using masking paper: I stated by stamping the masts and sails, the cut out masks for the sails before I did the ink blending that constitutes the sky.

The waves are made using a die from Clearly Besotted and I can see myself using it for many scenes using eg. Lawn Fawn or Create a Smile stamps. I underlined the water theme by randomly dropping some tiny glossy accent spots around the ship.

I liked that Stephanie Wincott had tied some twine around the card because it adds some dimension – so I did the same. Only I didn’t using baker’s twine but just plain read thread. I added Ask’s name using some stickers from my stash and kept those red as well – there’s something very pirate-y about the colour red.



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OCC: Mask-erade masking paper

I’ve once again joined Online Card Classes for their latest class on masking: Mask-erade. Yesterday was the very first day and we dealt with ways of using masking paper. I have wanted to add some masking paper to my stash for a long while but now I finally got around to buying it. Thankfully, it arrived in time for class to begin.

I started by creating my version of a technique presented by Debbie Hughes and I stayed fairly close to her design although I did alter the colours somewhat. I will say that I love how different the three cards turned out – all from just changing the colours.

Because my circle was a little larger than Debbie’s, I felt a need to add a little more flowers and length to the flower arrangement. This was easily done because the flower set has lots of little flowers too.



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