Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Trio of Friends Using Masking!

 Hello, friends and welcome back! Laurie with you today to share a winter themed card featuring a trio of cold weather buddies!

I enjoy masking but it has to be simple. I'm not into creating complicated scenes although I'd like to try some day! I wanted to create a little winter scene featuring a trio of friends.

I started by stamping out the image that I wanted to be in the "front" of the scene. In this case, it was the large penguin from the Cool Buddies Stamp Set. I then stamped it again onto some masking paper.

I placed the mask over top then added my next stamp. I chose the crazy, cute walrus from Big Surprise. I also created a mask for him. After placing the mask on the walrus, I stamped the smaller penguin also from the Cool Buddies Set.

You can see how placing these simple masks create one solid image.  This is how the trio looks cut and coloured.

To create the background for my card, I white, heat embossed some snowflakes onto a white card panel. These came from the Cool Buddies Set as well as the Clumsy Santa Set. Over the top of the snowflakes, I used a combination of Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I wanted to switch things up and add some pink to the sky!

I had a snowbank cut from white cardstock on my desk already, so I decided to use it here.  Before putting everything together, I stamped the sentiment on the lower, right corner of the snowbank. I used quite a bit of foam tape on this card because I love having dimension of my cards.

If you're new to masking, I suggest you start with a simple project like this. Always remember, the image you want in front of your grouping, needs to be stamped first. This is a big tip and one I forgot to do on this card... if you want to add a hat to an image, you have to stamp that first! Because it's sitting on top of the head, it is in front. 

Another tip for winter cards is glitter! I love adding glitter (in this case, Stickles), to add the glisten of snow!

CAS is putting on a 10 Minute Christmas Card Challenge!! What a great way to get those Christmas cards done, right!! Visit the Create A Smile Instagram Page for the details and if you participate, use the hashtag #10minchristmascard!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy card making!!