Mask-erade Class: Day 2

Yesterday was day two of the Mask-erade class I’m taking this week through Online Card Classes. Once again, we were presented with several different amazing techniques from the day two instructors — Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and Shari Carroll (Creative Director for Simon Says Stamp). I had a very difficult time choosing just one to focus on for my homework card.

In the end, I decided to go with a technique that Kristina presented, although I modified it a bit. Her design used a combination of masking paired with embossing paste and a stencil. Since I knew I wouldn’t have time for embossing paste to dry last night in time to photograph my card, I opted to go with masking paired with ink blending and a stencil. Sadly, I had very little time last night to work on my card and I completely forgot to take process photos along the way. Sorry about that! I did remember to photograph the finished card at least. LOL

Mask-erade Online Card Class Day TwoHere are the supplies I used for this card:

I’ll leave you with a close-up photo showing how I outlined the border about my masked fishtail banner. I did this be tracing around the outline with my pen using a ruler before I pulled up the Post-It tape. That made it super easy to get a nice clean line.

Mask-erade Online Card Class Day TwoSince I used a somewhat open polka dot stencil, I just felt like my masked area needed it to really set it off. If I had been using a stencil with a much tighter pattern that would have made the masked area more obvious, this step would have been unnecessary.

Just like yesterday, I’ll also be entering this card into a couple of challenges. This one will also be going into the weekly Wednesday Challenge and the monthly Work It Wednesday challenge, both of which are over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

Until next time …

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