Thursday 23 February 2012

Masking Fresh Vintage

Good morning! It's Three Minute Thursday here today and I have a very quick little note card to show you using the Fresh Vintage Sale-a-bration stamp set. The wonderful One Layer Wednesday challenge started me thinking about this design: Susan's challenge this week is to produce a card using only two images and two colours - and to include masking. You're probably thinking that masking would be a time-consuming technique... well come and have a look:

I stamped the large flower from Fresh Vintage and coloured it with markers, then stamped on my card front and then again on a post it note. I cut the post it note image out to make a mask but saved time by cutting only half of it properly - after all, I was only going to use one side of it! The flower was inked up again and, holding the mask in place, stamped overlapping the first. The flower stem is from Everything Eleanor and I held the same mask over each flower before adding them.

The notecards ended up being very quick and I made several in various colours. The bottom corners of the cards were rounded for a little extra interest.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration freebie)
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers (I used More Mustard, Perfect Plum and Tangerine Tango), corner rounder, stamp-a-majig, post it note
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you (except the post it note!) and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
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The flower I've been using today reminds of those old-fashioned primroses you get. And talking of primroses, I have an ordinary one in my garden that has been flowering all winter - I don't know what it can be thinking! I thought the snow would have done for it but no, there it was flowering away! My husband says it's probably a Geordie but whatever it is, it's a proper little survivor and it really cheers me up! (For those that don't know, a Geordie is someone from the Northeast of England, renowned for their resilience to the cold!)

I shall be having another wedding moment tomorrow so do come and join me if you have a minute.



  1. Into my faves...just love it!

  2. These are lovely Vicky, fab masking, and the flowers are gorgeous, a great CAS design.

  3. Super little cards - love the colours you've used.

  4. Gorgeous cards Vicky - very CAS and stunning! Thanks for your continued visits to my blog & your kind comments! Nx

  5. They are great little notecards. Good idea to only cut out the half of the mask you'll be using! xxx

  6. Lovely cards Vicky great little notelets..


  7. Hi Vicky,
    these little cards are cute , simple and perfect !
    Have a great day !
    Jane x

  8. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous idea ... Love your primrose .....
    Sylvie xxx

  9. A lovely idea for thank you cards. Love your Geordie Primrose! - Jacqueline xx

  10. Cute little note cards and great masking. It feels very spring like here today. x

  11. Your card does remind me of your real Geordie primrose. Both lovely.

  12. This is so clever, I've seen the challenge and think you've interpreted it brilliantly.

  13. So beautiful - love the colour combo and the image works so well for this weeks OLW.

  14. What a great use for that single flower in this set! I was wondering what to do with it. I'm going to have to CASE this I think.

  15. Great cards - really pretty, and so effective. And such a bonus that they only take minutes to make! x x

  16. Such pretty cards, it's hard to believe they only take minutes to make! Love the variations in colour - the purple is very striking :) Sarah xx

  17. So pretty and like all the different colors you can use for these1

  18. Gorgeous cards Vicky. CAS but stunning.

  19. Awesome, Vicky. These could be put in a store-front window! What a great idea for note cards as a gift for someone. I'm keeping them in my favorites!

  20. Perfect little notecards Vicky, clever use of the swirl to make the stem :0)
    Like the idea that the primrose could be a Geordie.... Hehe ..... Champion!
    Jenny x

  21. Gorgeous cards, Vicky! I love the colours you chose. Simply beautiful

  22. Stunning cards, Vicky! I 'think' I will now have to purchase More Mustard. ;)

  23. This is GORGEOUS design work. I'm saving to CASE!

  24. Sweet images, sweet cards and I love the rounded corners.
    Cheers, Karen

  25. Super cards, Vicky! Looks like you had no trouble at all coming up with an idea! My brain was mush on this one!


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