All About Amazing You and Masking

Amazing You is one of the great new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Just purchase $50 and it can be yours. Today I have featured this great stamp set in a birthday card for a friend.

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There’s more about Amazing You that I’ll be sharing soon. Well, I’ll give you a hint… there is a  coordinating set of Thinlits that you can also get for FREE! Some samples next week. You are going to love it!

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Are you wondering about the “masking” part referred to in the blog post title? That’s how I got the great gold accent behind the flower.

I’ve been playing a lot with masking the last week or two and decided to create a video tutorial for you. I show you two types of masking. You will see they are easy and easier!

Design Notes for Amazing You Card:

First, I inked up the flower stamp with Calypso Coral and then I used a Stampin’ Write Marker to ink up the leaves. I created a mask of the flower and leaves then used that to cover the Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi image. Next, I used VersaMark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder with the sunburst stamp. I thought the “celebrate” repeated along side in Calypso Coral ink was a good way to finish it off. Finally, I added some Gold Metallic Thread behind the focal image. You can never go wrong adding some gold.

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Don’t forget, you can get this stamp set for free. Just order $50 in products from the Occasions catalog or the Annual Catalog. For each $50 you purchase you will qualify for a Free item.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne

 

Message in a Bottle or Genie in a Bottle?

I recently purchased the Message in a Bottle stamp set. I wanted to make a birthday card and thought what I really wanted was a genie to grant wishes! So, I masked off the bottom of the mermaid and made her into a genie!

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Design  Notes for Message in a Bottle Card

Well, I stamped the bottle then stamped another bottle to use as a mask. But it didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. It looked like a mermaid behind a bottle. Not what I wanted. Take 2.

Message in a Bottle stamp set, Masking, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.comTurns out, there was an easier way to do it. Since the top of the bottle was flat, all I needed to do was put a scrap of paper across the top and stamp. That way I eliminated the extra stamp image on the sides.

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Success!!!

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Did you notice the little drops of water around and in the bottle? I used some of the new Glimmer and Clear Epoxy Shapes. Aren’t they perfect?

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Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Remember, to purchase any of the products from today’s card, just click on one of the images above and it will take you right to my 24-7 on-line store. When you purchase $50 or more, you will be asked to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Yea!

Dianne

Thinking of You With Lots of Love

I have a friend who is going through a rough time. My first thought – “I’ll make and send her a card.” That’s what I do. You can probably identify with that. The Lots of Love stamp set seemed perfect for the task of reminding her that I am thinking of her.

Lots of Love stamp set, Thinking of YOu card, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for Lots of Love Card:

I wanted to have both flowers and leaves on the front of the card. So, first, I stamped a few flowers. On another piece of paper, I stamped and cut our another flower. I used the cut out flower as a mask so I could add leaves that looked like they were behind the flowers. Can you see how the top flower has lots of leaves stamped on it? That’s the mask.

Lots of Love stamp set, Thinking of YOu card, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

The mask flower had just a tiny bit of SNAIL adhesive on the back so it would not move while I stamped the leaves.

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Hope you are having a wonderful New Year’s Day!

Dianne