Showing posts from August, 2020

Masking Unleashed

Hello my friends, today's card will be about masking. What I've learnt from this class is: Positive masking is used when we want to mask off an area inside of an image. Negative masking, on the contrary, is used when we need to mask off an area outside of an image. How fortunate I am that I already have the Versatile Vases stamp, die and mask stencil from Altenew. To start, I stamped my vase then used the negative stencil of the vase to colour in my image with my ink blending tool quickly. Then I put the positive mask of the vase on and also the Liquid Marble stencil on top. I blended two shades of ink through the stencil, starting from the lighter shade up top, then decreasing it down to a darker shade. The Prettiest Pomander does not have stems, so I improvised with stems from the Painted Poppy stamp - I masked off the top of the vase then stamped five stems inside the vase. For the flower bouquet, I stamped two, one with the embossed outline and the other with

Magical Marker Techniques

What a joy it is to be creating the card above. After taking the Magical Marker Techniques class part of my homework was to find other surfaces to colour on with my marker. One of them that I learnt was to colour on my brad, in which I applied to this project. I also applied my markers by - drawing stitched lines inside both my tags, colouring behind the vellum flower, giving more depth to the cake holder, cake and frosting, colouring alongside the outer edges of the white tag, and creating a light wash for the cupcake's shadow. I created the background with the Heart Builder stencil, then I die-cut the inside out and replaced it with another tag. I stamped the cupcake in Jet Black and built the layers with different coloured inks. I added Clear Wink of Stella on the frosting for some shimmer. The flower embellishment was embossed in silver and coloured from behind for a subtle look, then I fuzzy cut it out and used Glu Dots to adhere it. The part that I am most satisfi

Impressive Heat Embossing

As the title suggests, this card is about the embossing technique; there are so many ways to apply it. And I've used two in the card above. One is clear embossing on dark cardstock, and the other is ombre heat embossing for my focal image. I learnt from the class that darker cardstock gives a better result for clear embossing powder, and yes, the result worked out wonderfully on this project. To start, I cut a white A2 card panel and a dark green one, the white panel I stamped in 3 shades of green ink and the dark green panel is all in Frosted Crystal embossing powder. A Misti is a must for this technique as I wanted the stamped leaves on both panels to be in the same position. I achieved this by arranging all my leaves stamps along the top and right edge of the panel, bearing in mind not to let the leaves cross an imaginary line diagonally across (top left to bottom right). After stamping that corner, I would leave the stamps in the same position and rotate my cardstoc