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Happy Dance…

Then there are the times a friend has something so wonderful going on in their life…you just want them to know you are happy for them and send them this card…

Right?  Yesterday we were wishing for brighter days…and today we’re dancing in the street!  And so life goes.

A close up showing the masked area.  I used the same mask as yesterday’s card, just made the opening a little bigger to fit her into the opening.

In addition to the masking techniques there is also some paper piecing going on here with the umbrella from a different stamp.

It’s probably not so easy to see the envelope the card is sitting on has a matching flap of Designer Series Paper.

This is one reason I love this stamp set so much…It covers many of life’s journeys and has great sentiments to go along with the images.  It’s a classic!

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White (I never use the other) Cardstock and Oh So Succulent Designer Series Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugar Plum, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride
  • Stamps:  Beautiful You, Lovely As A Tree and Gorgeous Grunge (splat)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Copy paper for masking, sponge, Blender Pen, Post It Note

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The DSP layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The top Thick Whisper White layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Cut a piece of copy paper the same size.  Make a slit in the center with snips and tear away the center of this layer to create a shape suitable for your stamped image.  Add small amounts of SNAIL at four corners and around opening edge.  Take some of the sticky away with your fingers and lay this layer on top of Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Stamp image inside the opening in Archival Basic Black.  Stamp this image again on Post It paper and “fussy cut”.  Add SNAIL to back and adhere over image on Thick Whisper White layer.
  • Sponge background with Soft Sky.  Stamp Lovely As A Tree line of trees in Old Olive across the opening.
  • Add splats in Soft Sky and Gorgeous Grunge stamp.  I stamped and slide the stamp at an angle towards the left and down to resemble rain.  She is dancing in the rain, right?
  • Remove the girl mask.  Using a Blender Pen and Sweet Sugar Plum lightly color dress.  Go back and add extra color where indicated on the stamp.  Color skin lightly with Blushing Bride.  Color hat with Daffodil Delight.  I colored very light and went back and added more color.
  • Remove mask carefully to not tear your cardstock…MAGIC!  Do you love it?
  • Stamp umbrella from yesterday’s stamp on DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add with dimensionals above left hand.  Draw umbrella handle with Black marker (skinny end)
  • Inside the card add a strip of DSP 4-1/4″ x 1/2″ at the bottom.
  • Add a piece of DSP to the envelope flap.

It should be illegal to have as much fun as I’ve had making this set of cards for a friend.  I hope you are enjoying them too and feel inspired to give this a try…

Still no baby, but doctor appointment today!

Sweetums and I are going to dinner tonight (it’s Friday!) and to see The Shack.  I read the book a long time ago and I’m hoping the movie is as good as my imagination when reading it.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

I just love that little dog…

And inky fingers with give you a HaPpY HeArT!

B

Masking & Sponging Sunsets…

Remember earlier this week when I posted this card?…

and then many of you wrote asking for a video?

Here’s the video made for you today.  Please excuse Zoe’s barking toward the end…the “big brown truck” arrived and she can’t help herself.

 

Are you inspired to give this a try?  I’d love to hear from you and see what you create!

Hope your weekend is awesome…I’ll tell you about mine tomorrow.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

always.

And stay inky…you’ll be HaPpY!

B

My Favorite Technique…

is masking!  And today’s post using masking in two different ways resulting in a novel finish.

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The masking was reversed on the flower so a script could be added to the flower petals, then the flower was covered with glue and sponged with Pool Party.  If you look closely you can see the script in the background of the flower.

Here’s a pic of the inside where you can see the script better…

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A sentiment was purposely left off the card so it can be used for several occasions later.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Timeless Elegance DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black and Pool Party
  • Stamps:  En Francias (retired) and Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Pool Party Sparkle Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circles Framelits, Crystal Effects or Thin Tip Glue and Lovely Lace Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ attached to card front with adhesive
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″ embossed with Lovely Lace EF
  • The first Basic Black layer is 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ attached to DSP that is 2″ x 5 1/4″.  Attach these two layers 3/4″ in from left side of embossed Very Vanilla layer.
  • The second Basic Black layer is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ attached to DSP that is 1 5/8″ x 4 3/8″.  Attach these two layers over the last vertical layer 1/2″ to the right with adhesive
  • The third Basic Black layer is 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ attached to DSP that is 1 5/8″ x 3 3/8″.  Attach these two layers 1/4″ to the left of the first layer and centered top to bottom.
  • The circle is cut with 2 1/2″ circle framelit.  Stamp flower on Post It note and be sure you have some of the sticky on back. Fussy cut flower from Post It.  Use the negative space layer over the 2 1/2″ circle and stamp flower in Basic Black.  While the mask is still in place, also stamp background script.  Remove mask and add a coat of glue to just the flower image.  Let dry.
  •  Place flower mask over image and sponge the outside area with a dauber and Pool Party ink.
  • Cut a circle “frame” using the 2 1/2″ circle framelit and the next smaller one.  Add this frame over stamped circle with glue.  Add dimensionals to back and add to top of all vertical layers.
  • Attach a piece of the ribbon to the back of all layers.  Add this stack of layers to card front with adhesive.
  • Loop ribbon and tie in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • Inside the same masking technique was used for a partial image of the rose at the bottom right corner on a piece of 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Very Vanilla.  Attach to a layer of Basic Black 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″.  Add both layers to card.

Wouldn’t this make a pretty wedding card?  You could change the colors to coordinate with the bride’s choice for her wedding.  And you could add an envelope inside the card front for a gift card or check with the same DSP used on the card front.

Aren’t I just full of ideas today…it’s the way my mind runs 24/7.

Play around with these two masking techniques.  I’d love to see what you create…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Who doesn’t?

I’m playing in the ink…and HaPpY!

B