Wednesday 7 September 2016

CAS 189 and Paper Players 311

By happy chance I can combine challenges from two of my favourite sites today: CAS Colours and Sketches (it's colour week this week) and The Paper Players.

I've had in mind to try out a technique - Double Masking - that I'd seen on Pinterest. I thought it would look good in the challenge colours and it uses circular elements. The instructions were on Sandi MacIver's blog where she makes a fabulous card with the Love and Affection set. In her stunner of a card, she colours the images with Stamp'n'write markers, which would be much easier than actually stamping the big images in terms of getting a good clean edge - but since I didn't have the markers I had to do it the hard way! 

I do like the way it looks as though the flowers are floating in bubbles although I think you could use any shaped mask if you wanted to. Anyway, it's a great technique and I'm keen to try it out again. I'm thinking it might work with Seaside Shore - I'll let you know!

Card: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Petite Petals, One Big Meaning
Inks: Real Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Black
Other: Circle framelits to make the mask, Post-it notes.


  1. This is just gorgeous! I must look the technique up - such an eye-catching result.

  2. This is beautifully done! Love those masked circles of flowers! Glad you shared it at the Paper Players!

  3. Just straight out WOW, awesome technique, so love the big red flowers, so striking.Just watched the video so now to give it a go.

    1. It's a really informative video, so glad you watched it. I'm certainly going to give it another go.

  4. Amazing card - love the result of the technique; great job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  5. Very pretty! I will have to check out that technique now! :) Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S.

  6. I have never heard of the double masking technique, but I have to say that it is high impact and fabulous.

  7. This is a really pretty card and I also like the bubbles that they appear in. Very cleanly coloured.

  8. This IS a very cool technique and it works so well with those vibrant colors you used! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week! It's a real stand-out!

  9. They do indeed look like bubbles. What an eye catching card - I'm off to check out the video right now. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches again this week. Liz x