Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mask-erade Day One

To celebrate finishing my novella before deadline, I signed up for the "Mask-erade" Online Card Class which started today.  I decided to create a reverse "Bokeh" effect background for this birthday card.

The stamps are from Verve "Small Packages" colored with Prismacolor pencils (cupcakes) and CTMH "Happy to be Friends" (sentiment); the inks are CTMH in Canary (current) and Cherub Pink (retired).  I created a mask by cutting various sizes of circles using my Cricut in thick vellum--thick so it wouldn't tear, vellum so I could see to overlap.  The ribbon was white; I used Copic E57 to color it.  I used the same marker around the edges of the cupcakes to give a solid edge.

With our move to Alaska in a couple weeks, I'm attempting to stock enough birthday and anniversary cards to get me through September. It comes on the TO DO list under "things only a card making addict will understand."  I colored and cut lots of these cupcakes in anticipation as you can see from yesterday's post.

So...with everything else going on, taking this class is actually helping me pack.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

Until next time,


  1. Very pretty and i like the idea of using vellum for mask! I will be trying that...good luck with your move....i lived in alaska in 1953! I as 2 years old! Really...

  2. Love the colours. Such a pretty card!

  3. This is totally sweet. :) I hope you have a great day! :)

  4. It is adorable. Like this card so much!!! Great job

  5. OK wow love your card and love the idea of using vellum


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