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
- Marshmallow cardstock from Bazzill for the panel
- Island Blue cardstock from Simon Says Stamp for the card base
- Medium Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamp
- 1″ Post-It Tape for the fishtail banner mask
- Mini Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
- Mini Blending Tool
- Big Birthday Wishes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for sentiment
- Memento Bahama Blue ink for sentiment
- Sakura Pigma Micron 01 blue pen for outlining the masked fishtail banner
- Baker’s twine from American Crafts
- Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick
- Scotch foam tape
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.
Since 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 …