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Masking Technique with Rooted in Nature

Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Fall is here in all it's glory in Ohio and I'm making a winter scene Birthday Card.  What's up with that?  Guess I couldn't help myself, my Rooted in Nature stamp set was calling me to come play.   Have you ever tried the Masking Technique in your Card Making?  It's a great technique for making scenes or One layer Cards.


Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

Design Tips

I'll explain about the Masking Technique in just a moment, but first let me share a few other design tips.

  • Making a snowy scene is amazingly easy to do with an aqua painter, a bit of Whisper White Craft Ink and splattering.  It's sorta ironic that I intentionally splattered white ink on my card today, because this weekend after painting my bedroom I spent a considerable amount of time cleaning up splattered paint from my wood floor.  Guess it was a bit liberating.  Anyway, to splatter ink with your aqua painter, load the ink and snap the aqua painter with your index finger.  Repeat as needed.
  • The playful Happy Birthday stamp is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I inked it with Rich Razzleberry Ink.
  • Technically, my card is not a true One Layer Card, because I did add the pine embellishments which I created using my Winter Woods stamps and my In the Woods Dies.


Masking Technique Card Making

Masking Technique Explained

For today's Masking Technique I created 2 different masks or stencils with my Layering Ovals dies and my Nature's Roots Dies.  First, I created my Oval Mask, so that I could keep all my stamping and sponging contained within my oval.  Then, I created a second mask to create my snow banks.  By moving my second mask around a few times and lightly sponging along the top  with Smoky Slate ink, I was able to create my beautiful snow banks within my oval.


Card Making by Robin Feicht

 To finish off the inside, I kept with my snowy theme.  The snowflakes were cut with my Blizzard Thinlit Die.  My sentiment was heat embossed white on Rich Razzleberry and I once again splattered snow on my background.  

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 
Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

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The Magic of Heat Embossing Magi Christmas Card

Illuminated Christmas Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

I'm back with another Christmas Card stamped with the Illuminated Christmas stamps by Stampin' Up!.  Yesterday's Card highlighted the Coloring & Shimmer Paint Technique and today's card rocks it with the magical Heat Embossing Technique.  Do you remember the first time that you tried Heat Embossing?  If you are like me, your jaw dropped open and you were all googly eyed as you watched the Embossing Powder transform into a smooth, sleek image.  Heat Embossing is such a simple stamping technique with a huge impact!


Illuminated Christmas Stampin' Up!

The Magi and the star were heat embossed in gold on Whisper White and the inside verse for heat embossed in gold on Night of Navy.  "Wise Men Still Seek Him was stamped on Vellum with Jet Black Stazon Ink.  Hint:  Vellum is a nonporous surface, so Stazon Ink is the ink to use.  Because the vellum is see through, I'm always looking for clever ways to adhere my vellum.  For today's card, I used gold washi tape.  It's one of 5 designs offered with the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape.


Wise Men Still Seek Him Card

I cut a frame using my layering Squares dies and the Wise Men are framed with a Stitched Circle.  It really is an easy card to make.  You could make a stack in no time.

 

 

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 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 

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Color and Shimmer Paint Technique with Illuminated Christmas

Illuminated Christmas Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

If you love coloring, you will love this Shimmer Paint Card Making Technique.  It's simply gorgeous!   For this card, I used the Illuminated Christmas stamps along with the Nature's Roots Dies, Gold Foil Paper and Gold Shimmer Paint.


Shimmer Paint Cardmaking Technique

Coloring & Shimmer Paint Technique

First, stamp your images on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Yes, the front piece really is Whisper White Card Stock, but not for long.

Next, color your images.  I colored my poinsettias from the Illuminated Christmas stamps with Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends (Alcohol Markers).  It still looked sorta ho hum at this point, so don't stop there.

Things really started to change when I colored the background with my Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend.  Things were beginning to take shape, but the next step took my project to the spectacular level.

For the final step, I sponged on Gold Shimmer Paint over the whole surface, then I backed it with Gold Foil Paper.  Gorgeous!


Illuminated Christmas Stampin' Up!
I carried the gold throughout my card with a Gold Heat Embossed Sentiment on Merry Merlot Card Stock and Gold Foil Dry Embossed leaves made with the Nature's Roots Dies.  If you love to color, I highly recommend trying the Coloring & Shimmer Paint Technique.

 

 

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 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 

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