Saturday, 15 March 2014

The masked framelit...

Just popping in with a quick card for this week's Less is More challenge which is Masking or Stencilling. I'm a huge fan of masking and there are all kinds of effects you can get with this technique, but I've opted for what is probably the simplest: cutting a shape with a punch or framelit and sponging ink into the negative space that's left. Come and see:


Stampin' Up's beautiful Deco Label framelits coordinate with the You're Lovely stamp set, just one of the products you can choose as a free gift with an order of £45 or more during Sale-a-bration. I cut a label that was a bit bigger than the stamp I wanted to use and sponged So Saffron ink into it. The stamp was coloured with markers before stamping over the top, and I stamped it again on a scrap of card stock so that I could cut out the daffs and pop them up over the top.


Here's a close up... aren't those daffs just gorgeous?! To finish the card, I added a touch of So Saffron marker at the sides of the sponged and stamped label shapes to add a bit of dimension, stapled a piece of stitched grosgrain ribbon to the top to make it look like a tag and added a sentiment from Peaceful Petals that fit the shape of the daffs beautifully - in fact I did the same with a sentiment from Sassy Salutations earlier this week so it looks as if those daffs are just the right shape for sentiments!

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HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE THIS CARD
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Stamps: You're Lovely (free with Sale-a-bration) wood or cling, Peaceful Petals (for the sentiment) wood or cling
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Talking of masking, who is this handsome, swashbuckling gent?! No, no, please don't shoot! It's okay, I'll let you watch the football!


Yes, it's Mr Crafting-Clare (taken a few years ago), all ready to hit an 80s themed fancy dress party as Adam Ant!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend. See you soon,


15 comments:

  1. Very pretty card. Love that shade of yellow

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  2. Gorgeous Vicky. Love how you've done the masking and the daffs are lovely.

    Kat xx

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  3. Ab Fab as always Vicky. Love your little finishing touches.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card..... Love the masking.....
    I have missed some of your stunning cards....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  5. There's so much dimension in this card - I love the image, the daffodils are really pretty!. Great work!

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  6. Lovely card Vicky and love the 3D effect of your flowers

    Anne

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  7. HI Vicky, you've made a lovely card once again. Impressed with Mr Crafting Clare too :-).

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  8. Beautiful Vicky! I love the daffs and the added bit of ink...really makes the tag look like it's on dimensionals! :)
    Lizy xx

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  9. vicky this is fabulous as always

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  10. I agree with Lizy - the added dimension at the edge of the frame really makes the image "pop". Your attention to detail is impressive - as is Mr Crafting Clare's outfit! x x

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  11. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love the shadow effect!
    Margaret x

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  12. Really dimensional with that extra shading Vicki, such a clever creation
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    (Guest commenter LIM)

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  13. Adam Ant wow that takes me back I thought it was your son for a moment lol ! Gorgeous card the masking is superb i really must try this.

    Marie

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  14. Gorgeous card.

    As for Adam Ant, well i wus orful scared!

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  15. Gorgeous card and I love the pic of the masked man. HA HA!!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x