10 September 2020

Your Creative Connection #YCC115 What's Behind the Mask

Hello and welcome,

Today at the Your Creative Connection we are showcasing masking techniques, creating your own masks or decorative masks. Masking techniques are used to cover up or block off part of your project. It's a way of protecting an area from ink when stamping or blending.

You can use items such as Post-it notes or die cut images of Cardstock, thin paper will work even better. 

In the Pines Bundle

For my project I've used the In The Pines Bundle which is on page 43 of the August to December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue. This starry night sky was so much to create and I just love the colours I've used for my card. 

To create the moon, firstly I die cut the smallest Circle die from the Layering Circles in Cardstock and used this as my template. Using the Sponge Dauber in a circle motion, sponging the following colours - Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray. One of my favourite colour combinations lately.

The Pine Wood Dies has two snow like scenes long die cut pieces for your projects, I've die cut using Cardstock, sponging ink lightly in Seaside Spray and Highland Heather.

I also used the same snow scene die cut image for the pine trees, giving the impression that some of the pine trees are behind the snow. 

I've used a Post-it note for the stamped image of the pine trees, fussy cut out and covered the first stamped image which is already stamped onto the card.

For the starry night I've splattered water by using the fine tip Water Painter and Wink of Stella. It's hard to see with the photos but there's plenty of glitter on the card.

The sentiment is heat embossed using Versamark Ink, White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Now it's time to visit the lovely Dawn Olchefske in Minneapolis, USA and see her beautiful project.

Here is the list of the full participants

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Sarah Berry - UK

Vicki Boucher - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Happy stamping

Vicki Boucher

If you would like the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue or Stampin' Up! 2020 Mini Catalogue, I would be happy to send you a copy out to you. Please contact me here.