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Friday, 7 August 2015

Shell-abrate

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends! So we're up in Scotland on holiday and I find it's hard to have a day go by without crafting something now, but it has been nice having a break from the usual routine and seeing family and friends. 

Onto my card! I made this a couple of weeks ago using my current favourite stamp set, Newton's Nook In Slow Motion. When this set was released, I saw a fabulous card by Taheerah Atchia on their blog which had used loads of masking using the little envelope stamps. I thought I'd have a try and make a birthday card for a friend.



Supplies: Newton's Nook In Slow Motion Stamp Set; Ranger Dye Inks; Various Copic Ciaos; Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad; Fun Foam; Post It Notes (for masking); Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Double Sided Super Sticky Red tape

I really like how it turned out, especially the masking of the worm and the envelopes. I started by taking some Copic friendly paper and cut it to size (9x14.75cm) to fit across my card blank. I drew a light pencil line at 2.5cm so I had something solid to stamp on and the critters didn't go all wonky. I stamped the tortoise and then got to masking out my pile of letters. I used both little letters and stamped them 5 times on sticky post it note and cut them out and started stamping and masking, stamping and masking until I got the colourful little pile I wanted. Here's a little picture during the process. The paper at either side of the image is to protect it from smudges - a little late, as it got a couple of thumb prints on it before I put it down :(


I then masked the edge of the pile and also stamped a little party hat next to it and masked it off. I then stamped the worm as if he was peeping out of the pile of letters. Cute!

I then got to colouring with my Copics. I do really like these, and am trying to get in as much practice as possible, but I need to get a few more in green and blue. Once they were coloured in I stamped the sentiment in the corner and also trimmed the panel to get rid of the thumb prints. I then stuck some LF paper on the card base and attached the panel with fun foam and red tape. 







I'm amused by the results and hope you are too! As always, thanks for visiting, I really do appreciate it, and any comments you leave. Have a great weekend, as always!


7 comments:

Marika said...

I know, crafting is quite addicting. Hopefully you enjoy your trip to Scotland. We have planned one for many times but never have we been able to actually make those plans to a real trip. I am a big fan of Scotland and want to travel there someday. Your card is so cute, great masking and colouring!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute!

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute, Ruth!

Pop's Cards said...

This is so cute sweetie I love it hugs Pops x

Kim Dellow said...

I love this! It is so cute and so clever! Kx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, this is brill - a fabby idea, Liz x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just stumbled across your blog and love this card to pieces, Ruth! It's adorable!! Welcome to this little corner of Blogland where the card-making community is joyous and supportive!! Pop over and visit me when you can. I'd love to have you follow me on my side bar; I'll introduce you to my readers!! Enjoy your day, those children, and God bless naptime!! Hugs, Darnell

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