Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OCC Mask-erade Day 1

Hello! How are you today? I hope you're able to enjoy good weather and are not suffering from rain and floods. The pictures on the news of the floods are so scary!

I am taking another Online Card Class. This one is called Mask-erade and is all about masking. This card is for our first day's Gallery. After watching all three videos, I decided to follow Debby Hughes' lead and create a card based on her lesson.

Using Inkadinkado masking paper, I created a mask with a die cut circle on the bottom left side (giving me a large piece and a small piece). Using the larger mask without the circle, I blended some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and then masked the circle again. After taking off the larger mask, I began stamping various flowers from the WPlus9 Fresh Cut (two-step) Florals set. Inks are from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life.

That description might be clear as mud, but it's the best I can do. This was a fun card to make, although a little challenging. I found it a little difficult to get the two-step flowers right, and I also found it challenging to get the flowers centered around the top part of the circle just right.

I decided not to place flowers across the bottom as I had in my first attempt at this card. Debby had some on both sides of her circle, and I tried to replicate that but couldn't do it so it looked right. I think this card turned out all right despite that.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~


  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty. LOVE that stamp set - great layout too. And the sequins set everything off perfectly.

  2. What a wonderful first day of the class. This looks fantastic and love the idea of the flowers coming from the top of the circle. Might just have to CASE this idea......

  3. Such a pretty card! Love the layout and soft colors.


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