Thursday, September 28, 2017

Altenew Academy Masking Unleashed #2

      Today I have my 2nd card from the Masking Class at Altenew Academy. This lesson showed us how to make a mask with a die cut out of Masking paper and then use it to ink blend your background.

    I used the Altenew Leafy Wreath Die with masking paper and Altenew Limestone ink for blending, as in the lesson I did this once then moved the mask slightly and did more blending with the same color to create a shadowed look. I should have used a die that is not quite so intricate for my first try, it didn't turn out quite as I wanted ....but after spraying with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz from Imagine Crafts (love this💖!!) I liked the look better. This card is the most difficult thing I have made to photograph in natural light, maybe it's too much shimmer and shine. It was such a Pretty silvery look I decided it should be a Holiday/ Winter card. I found an old CTMH stamp set for the sentiment and snowflakes. The images were embossed with WOW embossing powders (Metallic Silver, White Pearl and Sparkling Snow). Then I finished it with Pretty Pink Posh iridescent mini circles. These are the prettiest I have seen of all of their gorgeous sequins, they are tiny, not easy to work with but they are so worth have to see them in person!

     I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, this week it is anything goes. If you want to check it out you can click here Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Thank You 😊!! Jodi


  1. I love wreaths! This is a lovely design - thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. You card is beautiful! This technique allows some level of fail so to speak. At the end of the day the point here is to create a background and if didn't turned out as you wanted in some spots nobody but you will ever notice it :)


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