Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What? A mask? On Valentine's Day?

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you my card, but this post is somewhat bittersweet. You see, it's my last card as a member of the Joy's Life design team. I loved being a part of it and I wish the best to all who are applying to be a part of the new team. Joy is so generous with her stamps. I'm going to keep using them for a long time.

Today's challenge is to use buttons. I used stamps from two different sets. First I created a mask. No, not the kind you wear during trick or treat, silly. This is Valentine's Day. We're talking love, hugs, kisses, candy and flowers. Not spooky ghosts and goblins! The kind of mask I'm talking about is a technique in which you cut out an image, place it over a piece of paper, and then stamp around it. When you remove the "mask", the image is revealed!

In this case, I used my Silhouette to cut out a heart. I placed the negative on top of a piece of white cardstock, stamped Love You from Joy's Life All Around Sentiments in a pattern of blue, red and yellow. When I removed the mask, a heart filled with the words "Love you" was revealed. Cool, huh!?! I embellished it with some smaller hearts, sticky gems and of course buttons!!

Then I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" from Joy's Holiday Occasions set, cut it into a banner, layered it on top of black paper and popped it up.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting!! :-)


Annette Allen said...

beautiful masking...this card looks amazing...great color it

Jocelyn Olson said...

I LOVE how you masked the heart and the colors are super fun for Valentine's/love! The buttons are really cute, too. I can't believe the DT gig is already over! :( You made some fabulous projects with the stamps.

Megan Aaron said...

I love this! it's gorgeous!

Wendy said...

So cute, love the happy colors you chose.

Angi Barrs said...

Adorable. Love the buttons. :)


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