Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More Cards for "Mask-erade"

Hi there!

I'm back again tonight to share two more cards using some fun masking techniques learned in the online card class, Mask-erade
                                                                                                                                                              

My first card uses a technique taught by Laura Bassen in day 1 of class. Loved her card! Here's my take:


I used the Darla Butterfly die from Memory Box to create my mask and lots of Simon Says Stamp inks. The pretty sentiment is from the Delightful Day set by Clearly Besotted.

My second card is another one-layer and was created using techniques from day 2. Jennifer McGuire's examples were so fun! I love that you can create lots of depth with masking!


I used a die from the Simon Says Stamp set called, Balloons, cut it out, then shaded in the negative spaces with ink and stamped the stars from the Birthday Balloons stamp set. I used a mixed sentiment - one from the same balloon set and one from Sending and Wishing.

I'm loving this class so far! It feels great to be inspired, not only to get inky, but to also share the creativity with you on my blog. 

Hoping to be back again soon with more cards!

Thanks so much for your visit! 
Barb ❤️

17 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

It looks to me you just earned yourself an A Plus!! GREAT job, Barb! I love your samples from the class!

Katie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of the cards. Will have to take the class later, when I can afford it. The second card looks so real-they look round.

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I love the movement you created with the butterflies, and your balloons have so much dimension! A+ for your homework!

I Card Everyone said...

A+++ Barb!!! Thanks for sharing your homework!
=] Michele

LauraB said...

love both your cards. well done. it is a great class

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful! Jo x

walchowDesign said...

Looks like you are enjoying the class and both your cards are fantastic, Barb!

LauraJane:) said...

Great job on the masking and blending! I LOVE the balloon card...gonna try and make one like it for by Big Brother today! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Karen L K said...

Nice cards Barb! The butterflies look great all layered & colorful. The balloons are super cute.

Nancy said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Barb! I am thinking I should have taken this class!

Nora N. said...

These cards are fabulous!! LOVE the butterflies. I think I am going to have to CASE this card!! You are making me want get those balloons on the second card. This is adorable!!

Marie said...

Great job!!!

Carole said...

Great to see you back in class ;)! Love the cards you've made so far. C x

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, two FABULOUS cards, Barb! Your butterflies are so soft and lovely, and perfectly lined up...Love it! I also love how you played with the balloon die, too! The stars are so fun and I love how you created so much depth with your shading...Great job, my friend!

Martha said...

Barb, I love your darling cards. ♥

Maike von maikreations said...

This is such an adorable card! Love the layout and the great use of your stencil! Happy crafting, Maike ;o)

Laura B. said...

awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!