Friday, 20 July 2012

A little bit of masking...

Hi guy's.. Just a quick and simple card today, just to help me get back into the swing of things...
I'm sure you'll understand that after a holiday of lazing around in the sun, it takes some getting used to to get back into a "normal" routine again!!
I started this project off by stamping my image using Aquamarine Archival Ink. I love this Tree stamp, but for this particular project I didn't want the base part of the tree.
So, I cut the bottom away to use as a mask.
Placing it over the bottom of my stamp
and then inking up my image again.
So that this time when I stamp it I only get the part of the stamp that I want... Now, I said it was going to be quick and simple, and if you are prepping your own Christmas cards, you'll appreciate that quick, simple and effective is the way to go for, shall we say, your everyday random Christmas cards... This will, hopefully, leave some time nearer Christmas for your extra special family and friend ones.....
So, the stamped image was mounted onto my prepared base card with the addition of some Stickles Glitter Glue
and some jimmy Gems to fill in the spaces in the corners... Love this Aquamarine colour as it gives this card such a clean crisp fresh feel.. bbbbrrrrrr...
I also gave it a go in a slightly warmer colour way.. Creating the base card in the same way as before.
But, as I didn't have any Dark Blue Gems at hand, I coloured some Clear ones with a Copic Pen to tie them into the project.
You could also do this with your Pro Marker Pens... Oh, the possibilities...!
So, there we go.. Another 2 Crimbo cards to add to the pile.... Thanks for checking us out. Have a great weekend... See you soon.. Andy..


  1. Love them both Andy. That Aqua colour is thinks that will be finding its way into my basket at the weekend.

    Toni xx

  2. Oh I didnt know I could colour gems with my Promarkers . . . off to have a go! Thanks Andy xxx

  3. Love the finished items. Thanks for talking us through them.
    Cally x