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Masking & DIY Stencil Birthday Cards – Make a Card Monday #272

Happy Monday, all!

Last week Lawn Fawn released some fun new products. So today I have a video for you showing two cards made using new stamps, dies, embellishments, and inks from their new release. :)

I created a stripe background for my first card by applying 1/4″ masking tape across white cardstock. I then added four of the new Lawn Fawn inks (see the ink colors below in the Supplies) using a Mini Round Blending Tool. The inks are formulated to dry evenly on cardstock Sven if the inked stripes looked a bit splotchy at first, they dried beautifully.

After white heat embossing a greeting from the Scripty Sayings stamp set, I added wood veneer stars and sequins.

For my second card, I created some DIY stencils using the Party Balloon dies and window plastic (acetate) from Lifestyle Crafts. You could definitely use masking paper instead of acetate to create the stencils, but I wanted to save the DIY stencils and I knew acetate would be more durable.

I blended on the same colors of ink using the DIY stencil and drew on the balloon strings with a black marker. The greeting stripe was diecut using the Happy Birthday Border die. I also put Stick It Adhesive on the cardstock before die cutting to make it easier to adhere to the card.

I hope you enjoy today’s cards and video! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, LF = Lawn Fawn. Affiliate links used when possible.

NOTE: All Lawn Fawn products in today’s post were sent by the manufacturer. Thanks, Lawn Fawn!

 

 

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Floral Card – Make a Card Monday #271

Happy Monday, all!

Today I am taking part in a blog hop celebrating Altenew’s new product release! (You might have just arrived from Jennifer McGuire’s blog. Welcome!)

Altenew has some awesome new stamps releasing today and I got to try out a couple. You can see all of the stamps HERE.

The minute I saw the new Vintage Flowers stamp set I knew I had to make a card with it. It’s gorgeous! Like a few of their existing stamp sets, it has multiple images that you stamp on top of each other to get a layered look. The flowers it creates are so beautiful!

NOTE: To see which images group together to make layered flower or leaves, check out the last image in this post at Altenew’s blog. It has outlines grouping images together. This will help you when you use the stamp set.

I used the following ink colors for the flowers and leaves:

I made sure to mask off each flower before moving on to the next bit of stamping. And I also used the masking paper to mask a circle window. I blended Fog ink from the edges of the circle and then stamped the Wood Pallet Background stamp in the same ink. I love how the tone-on-tone inking and stamping looks.

Be sure to watch the video below to see how this card came together. :)

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Giveaway Time

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

There is more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamp sets of your choice. You have until Friday February 20th, 11:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments:

  • Comment on the project or the stamps.
  • Like Altenew on Facebook and let us know.

The winners will be announced on Saturday February 21st at 9:00am EST on the Altenew Blog.

WINNER FROM MY BLOG (added 3/4/15): jeanne jordan

Get Hopping!

You’re next stop on the hop is the ever-wonderful Donna Mikasa. :) If you encounter a broken link while hopping, you can go back to the beginning at the Altenew Blog.

Masked Watercolor Heart Cards – Make a Card Monday #270

Happy Monday!

Today I created a couple cards using the new I Love You More stamp set from My Favorite Things. When I saw the sentiments in this stamp set, I just knew that I wanted to use it to create some Valentine’s Day cards for my friends and family. And they’re perfect greetings for hearts, right!?

I used heart die from Simon’s Thank You Heart die set to draw hearts on watercolor paper (elongating one of them so that the longer sentiment stamp fit), and then used liquid masking fluid (the kind I used in this case is Drawing Gum) to mask off the outside of the heart area so that I could watercolor on the inside with Distress Inks.

NOTE: I did try doing a watercolor heart without masking off the outside of the heart. It took a bit longer to paint and the edges were much softer, but it was possible to do it. So if you don’t have masking fluid, try drawing a heart and then when you add the initial water to the paper, just paint the heart area.

I created two versions of the card. One with reds and purples (Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Festive Berries), and the other with more of a rainbow color palette (Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salty Ocean)…

I love both versions. :) Which is your favorite?

To see the step-by-step process, please watch the video below.

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Disclosure

All opinions are my own. If I receive a product to review, it is my policy to make note of how it was acquired. That being said, I only recommend products I genuinely use. I do not accept offers of direct payment for dedicated blog posts to promote products. NOTE: Because I design product for them, I regularly receive new product releases Simon Says Stamp.

I belong to the following affiliate programs: Simon Says Stamp and Amazon.

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