It has been so much fun taking the current Online Card Class! This class is presenting various masking strategies and techniques. The only drawback... not being able to spend the entire day masking away. I do, however, have a few cards to share.
But, before getting to my cards, I want to thank all those OWH bloghoppers who visited here last weekend. The hop was a great way to kick off OWH's Finish Strong campaign (#finishstrong). OWH has come to mean a great amount to many of us over the years, and it was wonderful to reconnect with all my OWH buddies. And, congratulations to Lisa for commenting and winning the Unity gift certificate!
Now to those Mask-erade cards. As you'll see, I'm taking advantage of making a few OWH cards while
Day 1 Mask-erade Homework
On Day 1, our fabulous instructors shared basic masking information and showed some introductory paper masking techniques. For the card below, I used die cuts to mask the star and hand cut a mask for the rays streaming from the star.
|Lawn Fawn life is good on Canson watercolor paper in StazOn jet black|
Day 2 Mask-erade Homework
Additional paper masking information was shared ton Day 2. The card below illustrates masking an area for a sentiment. If you're stamp-challenged like me, I'd recommend stamping the sentiment first, then masking off the area, as shown below. This isn't what Kristina showed in her video, but I'm no Kristina!
|Canson watercolor paper; SU black core paper|
Winnie & Walter sentiment (big, bold, you and big, bold, friends) in StazOn jet black
Simon Says Stamp garden trellis stencil
DI picked raspberry and peacock feathers, applied with Ranger blending tool
|Lesson Learned: Stamp First, Mask Second|
Day 3 Mask-erade Homework
We moved on to liquid masking yesterday. I have to admit, rubber cement just didn't work for me. (And, it looked so easy in the videos, didn't it?!) Luckily, I found some re-positional labels that worked like clockwork and used them to mask off the stamped star image before applying a water-based stenciling technique. Doing a big happy dance here!!! :)
Looking forward to watching Day 4 class videos. Who knew homework could be so much fun?! And, I think I'll link up one of these cards to the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
Also working on some card kits for an upcoming library art project for the summer reading program. More on that next month. :)
A new OWH sketch will be up on the Stars & Stripes blog tomorrow. New Cards in Envy and Words 2 Scrap By challenges go live on Monday. Hope you will find a little time to check these three challenges. Rumor has it that a Simon Says Stamp gift certificate is up for grabs at W2SB.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!