Monday, December 7, 2015

Masking magic

Masking is one of the first techniques I learned as a stamper and it's amazing how often I forget to use it.  On this card, however, I remembered to use it, so I was able to do CAS. So CAS, in fact, that I was able to crank a couple versions out really quickly.

I stamped the reindeer (A Muse), masked him, then used a reverse mask to sponge in the blue square. Added a red nose on Rudolph, a couple of light blue sequins, and a green sentiment and matted it.

The sketch is from Happy Little Stampers and the color combo (Granny Smith, Watermelon, saltwater taffy and chocolate) is from Taylored Expressions Share the Joy challenges.

This card is for these challenges:

TE Share the Joy #13 -- colors
Happy Little Stampers -- Dec. sketch
Cookie Challenge #33 -- Rudolph
Catch the Bug Christmas Chaos Day 1 -- Here comes Santa Claus (led by Rudolph, of course)
Stamplorations -- Dec. Theme of Stamps and holiday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #212  -- Anything Goes


  1. Great job with masking. Love the stylized image of your reindeer! Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers.

  2. So very pretty. Love the sequin embellishments. Thanks so much for joining the Bugaboo Christmas Chaos Challenges.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cookie Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. love your red-nosed reindeer - thanks for sharing your project at the HLS Sketch Challenge

  5. Love your CAS design. Thanks a lot for joining last week's Challenge and would love to see you again this week at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an encouragement found in Psalm 125:2 which tells us, "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore." Have a great day!

    Hugs always,
    JO ANN

  6. This is a neat card. It is these older techniques that are still fun if only someone reminds us of them. How come you have this annoying "prove you are not a robot select the correct pictures thing" on your blog now?

  7. A perfectly CAS Christmas card - beautiful! Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Chaos event this week at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog.
    Good luck!
    Jen Leeflang

  8. Fantastic design. Really love your masked and sponged background, shaped sequins and your deer. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  9. This is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers December challenge.

  10. Love the image and the masking!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  11. Love the image and the flower snowflakes. Beautiful CAS. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations December challenge, I wish you a very happy year 2016!

  12. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our challenge in the new year!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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