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Masking Mania | Pretty Pink Posh Reindeer Friends

By on October 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Reindeer Friends

Hello beautiful friends! Hope everybody is having an amazing Friday!

Today’s card features the adorable Reindeer Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. Plus – it’s my first time masking this much. I had a vision in my head when I designed this card and execution was a lot more difficult than I thought! But! The good news is, I learned a lot and the next time I do this kind of masking, I think I will have a better handle on it.

I first stamped the presents using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto watercolor paper since I will be using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for coloring. I then cut out 2 masks on Post-it paper (that eventually turned into 5) to stamp the fun mountain of presents! I then stamped the little reindeer that is holding a present on top. The sentiment was also stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and I was done with my stamping and ready to color.

I kept coloring very simple by alternating a few colors:

  • Reindeer – oatmeal, dark oatmeal and pale rose for the cheeks
  • Presents – pale rose, turquoise green, mid green, mustard

 

I trimmed down the watercolored piece and mounted it on glittery gold cardstock. I then foam-mounted the entire thing onto an aqua cardstock (in retrospect, I would trim down the watercolor piece more so more of the background color is showing – but after coloring so much, I didn’t have the heart to do it! But I think it would look a lot more balanced if I did.) then mounted the the entire thing on a top folding A2 base. I decided my masking wasn’t great and there were too many holes. Originally, I wanted this to be a one layer card but it didn’t happen because I was so unhappy w/ the “holes”. I stamped additional presents and colored them and mounted them on top of the holes where I didn’t have any presents. I finished the card with some Mermaid Mix sequins because I wanted those blues and gold sequins on the card. The smaller droplets are from the Mermaid mix but I also added the one 6mm Droplet for some added dimension and interest.

I hope you enjoying this little tutorial and my card. Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Lawnfawnatics Challenge #12 – Create a Scene

By on September 16, 2017

Hello everybody! The creative juices have been flowing lately and I needed to take advantage of it. When I received the Stamptember collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Pretty Pink Posh, I saw wallpaper. So when I looked up the current Lawnfawnatics challenge and saw it was “create a scene” it was a pretty opportunity to combine some of my stamps together, which I haven’t been doing much lately.

I stamped the fireplace on first and made a mask on top and began working on my background. I ink blended the bottom and top in two different colors of ink and left a white band as base molding for the wall. I stamped the damask greetings stamps in the same ink color on top to make a wallpaper pattern. I was able to do this without my Misti since it was smaller stamps and I just wanted a wash of color to give it a vintage feel.

I then colored all the other images from Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams with Copic markers and mounted them into the scene.

I hope you liked today’s card. Thanks for stopping by!

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