Friday 2 October 2020

Something to celebrate, using four masks!

Hello, crafting friends!

Does anyone else keep a couple of bottles of fizz in the back of the cupboard in the happyy belief that a celebration is sure to happen soon? Of course you do! My stashed bottles were the inspiration for today's one layer card.

These gorgeous champagne coupes are from Mimosas by Avery Elle and I have used them quite a lot! To make the card, I masked off  the edges of a good thick card base, stamped the glasses in versamark and heat embossed in silver. I made a mask for the glasses by stamping them again on a sticky note and cutting them out. That's two masks - the edges of the card and the glasses.

For my third mask, I used a piece of scrap paper, laying it over the top of the masked glasses and inking in a ground. For the fourth mask, I transferred the scrap paper to the ground, laid Funky Fossil's Folk Floral Wallpaper stencil across the top of the masked glasses and inked into it lightly with rust coloured ink. All the masks were then removed - and I never want to type the word mask again!

I finished the card by colouring the glasses with water-based markers and adding Wink of Stella shimmer. The sentiment was put together with words from the Mimosas set. 

So proud to be get Honours at Time Out with this card :)

Less is More has a one layer card challenge this fortnight with the theme of Cheers! I'm also joining in a Time Out where there's a fun word challenge: 'Move over Coffee. Today is a day for Champagne!' At Watercooler Wednesday, they're celebrating a five-Wednesday month with an Anything Goes challenge, so I shall link up there too.

There's definitely no champagne on the cards here today. Storm Alex has come to batter us with winds and rain and has decided to stay for the weekend. I have spent my day changing in and out of an oilskin and wellies, rubbing Eva down with towels, and muttering "Go home Alex! No one likes you and who invited you anyway?!"

Sending hugs (and here's hoping for something to celebrate soon...!) 


  1. A super card, love the way you have done the fizz.

    Kath x

  2. A brilliant celebratory card,your colouring on the image and background is beautiful

  3. Stunning. I will raise a glass with you
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  4. There sure are lots of masks around, but at least yours are creative and inspiring us with this cheerful card, cheers Vicky and hope Alex blows away soon xxx

  5. Four masks....your a legend!! I struggle doing one mask let alone four, hence the reason I hardly ever use them. Funnily enough we have a few bottles of bubbly left over from our wedding 17yrs ago as keepsakes. Who knows what they taste like but nice to have them there. Love the glasses in silver and the stencil is gorgeous. We haven't had rain for a while (lots of wind though) and no rain in sight so while your going thru millions of towels with Eva, I'm having to start watering my garden. Oh how I wish I had one of those automatic watering systems. So very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT and enjoy the weekend if you can!! xxx

  6. But of course Vicky, but only a couple? Another great CAS creation.

    B x

  7. Cheers!
    Superb card created with all that masking.

    Hug x

  8. Vicky-we are with you on the storm!! I have stayed in! I love this card especially the very elegant background stencil-the colour works really well. So creative to use all these masks and get it all right! Love you used the silver and fab to see you at Time Out x

  9. Oh Vicky...I love your stencilled 'wallpaper' behind the glasses. All that masking was well worth the effort. Maybe you ought to open one of those bottles as a treat for all the hard work you've done on this.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More,
    Lynne x

  10. This is gorgeous, Vicky! Your two glasses of champagne look so real with your amazing colouring. The background stencilling reminds me the wallpaper in my parents’ house when I was a child. Stunning take on our challenge! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  11. Love the silver embossed glasses Vicky. Cheers! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  12. Beautiful card! I love that soft background that spotlights the clinking champagne glasses. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  13. You are the queen of masking as well as fussy cutting! Great card and yes do keep some bubbly on hand ~ My oldest loves Mimosa's ~ Hope the storm didn't cause any damage other then a pile of wet towels for you ~

  14. Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath- DT

  15. Super job with those masks and your stencilling


  16. Amazing job with masking! I love this stylish CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  17. Congrats for getting HM at Time Out x


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