Thursday, 4 June 2015

Mask-erade day 1 and 2

I have two cards to share that I created for the current OCC class Mask-erade. I thought I had already learned a thing or two about masking, but the OCC teachers completely blew me away with their tips, techniques and creations.

Both the first day and the second day focussed on paper masking. On my first card above I used masking to create depth by placing different images behind one another. All the stamps are from the Sunny Skies set by Lawn Fawn. After colouring the stamped images with Promarkers, I masked the images again and used the two cloud dies from the coordinating die set to create a mask for my cloud background, which I created by making flicking motions off the mask using a blue Flexmarker and then softening the outlines with a blender marker. To finish the card, I cut a panel using one of the stitched rectangle dies by Simon Says Stamp and matted my panel onto a blue card using foam tape.

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
ATSM - 147 Make your mark
Craft Your Passion - 264 Always Anthyting goes
Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colouring challenge
Crafting from the heart - 62 Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments - 133 Bingo (markers, stamp, die cut) + sentiment

For my second card, I cut 3 masks using a feather die (by Hot Off the Press, free gift with a magazine) and a curved edge die (Custom panels dies by Avery Elle). I coloured 3 batches of translucent embossing paste (Wendi Vecchi) using distress inks (mowed lawn, crushed olive and salty ocean) and then applied these through a stencil (Leaves by Pronty). After the embossing paste had dried I die cut two feathers from vellum and added a little Multi matte medium at the bottom ends to inlay them into the empty space where my masks had been. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment (Say it in style, Clearly Besotted), cut the panel a little smaller and matted it onto strips of SSS cardstock before popping it up onto a top folding card I created from Soft stone cardstock (PTI).


Mojo Monday #400 - I flipped the sketch and made the rounded area bigger

Seize the Birthday - Anything birthday goes


  1. Your masking is fabulous and these cards show how much you have learnt. I do love the little clouds in the first card. Thanks for joining ATSM

  2. Wonderful masking! Those classes can be really helpful! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM, Marianne!

  3. Both cards are beautiful! Love those fun feathers. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Mojo Monday!

  4. Both cards are beautiful but the second one is my favorite! Love the technique you used!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. Oh, I like this a lot! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you also next time.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  6. Both cards are gorgeous! Love how playful that first card looks and the coloring in the second takes me over the moon!

  7. great the bkg of the feather one.
    THanks so much for the visit to my blog...very appreciated!

  8. Both the cards are awesome! Super masking! Just loved the secod card!

  9. Both cards are super. I do like kite flying and the masking technique is great. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  10. Your masking techniques are very well done Marianne! Even enlarged I don't see any "halo" which is usually a problem for me! I like that you went off the edge with your sun and the clouds turned out beautifully! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#133 – BINGO + Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  11. Both cards are great but I especially love the background of the feather one. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!