Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm a bit late with my mask....

Lol...Just kidding! No, it's not a Halloween mask...


I am the 'leader' at Stamp Club today. I am going to fearlessly lead where no leader has lead before! (Well, it's true, all but the fearlessly part - I HATE being up in front of other people!)


Actually, I was asked to do some beginner masking for our meeting today. There will be possibly 10 ladies at Stamp Club today, and of these, only my DF Shirley has masked before. So, we will do these basic projects, and it it goes well, the next time it's my turn, we'll turn it up a notch and do some collage type masking projects.


I'm certainly not a pro at this stuff, but I've been doing it long enough now that it is really hard for me to tune my mind into words like 'basic', 'easy', 'clean and simple', 'quick', etc....


Anyway, thanks for looking, and I really hope you will drop me a comment letting me know what you think - it's still early enough to do something different!!!


Enough jabber - here are my prototypes...
For this first card, I used an ornament image by Inkadinkado, a sentiment by Great Impressions, and this fabulous script by The Angel Company.
I wanted it to look a bit vintage, and be super fast and easy, so only Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink was used. The only embellies are the three mini brads at the bottom of the card.



This next card uses a TAC sentiment, and a Great Impressions Tree Image. At club today, we will also have the option of the Stampin'Up multiple tree stamp. Members can choose whether they want a tall card or a wide card. The Stampin' Up Bashful Blue Ink was stippled on for the sky, and the tree was then stamped multiple times using Adirondack Denim Blue. I dotted the trees with my Uniball Signo white pen, and also with the Sakura Starburst Glitter Pen.


Since the card is dark blue, I figured we'd need something on the inside for writing to show up on, so we will put a piece of white on the inside, and will punch a snowflake (EK Success) out before adhering. The glitter pen will also accent this snowflake (I don't think it shows up on the photo)

So, I've been seeing a TON of pink this year - it appears that pink is the new red!!! So...I thought I would spunk things up a little with some color!!!
So.......last, for this card, I simply 'punched' out a circle from a piece of CS using a circle nestie. Using that circle, again, I stippled the Marvy Magenta Ink into the center using a circular motion, and keeping it a little heavier to the outside edge. I stamped the snowflakes by PSX, and the sentiment by Paper Salon with the Magenta ink. The only embellies were a 2" piece of silver trim, and a bow.
The inside needed 'something', so I stamped the snowflakes once in the top left corner.
So, would love to hear what YOU are all doing today!
Hope to have some blog candy posted by tomorrow! Wahoo!!!
Only a few days and a few hits late, right??? Oh well, better late than never!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Patti J.
~Food for thought: Some peoples minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set!

17 comments:

Nikki Schmaltz said...

These are all so beautiful. I love the one with trees. That is just gorgeous. I hope you have fun with the your group. I used to have a stamp club and I miss them all so much. So enjoy!

Glittered Paws said...

OMG can't wait to make these IRL - love all 3 projects.

Georgia said...

Love all of them. My favorite is the ornament. It got the wheels in my brain to move a little. hmmm...I'm sure your class went well.

Cat said...

Great cards, Patti! I love how you decorated the insides! How clever to punch a snowflake inside! What a great tip! Sorry I haven't visited in a while. I just got back from WA. Had a great time!

Danni said...

Very nice!!

Maria Matter said...

oh, these are all beauties Patti!!!

love that purple color ornament!!!
very fun!!!

blessings, Maria

Roberta said...

Great job! They are all very nice and easy but look elegant. I wouldn't change a thing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are beautiful Patti!! I just love your sentiment and your use of the masking on the first one. Your holiday cards are gorgeous!! soS peaceful and serene!
hugs,
Chris

redwasher1 said...

Patti, love your cards! I have that ornament and have never used it and wow I love what you did with it.

Curt in Carmel said...

I wish I could be in your stamp club! These are all perfect and beautiful examples. Great stuff! You are going to do great!!!! Best, Curt

Shary said...

These are beautiful cards. Simple yet really elegant. x

Beth Norman said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Such a nice example of how stunning a one layer card can be.

Suzanne said...

I sooooo love all of these. The bow on the first one is just itching to be colored traditional Christmas red or green. I hope that one is my Christmas card. (hint hint!)LOL

Giovana said...

All your cards are beautiful Patti!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Patti! I love the one with the trees, stunning.
Hugs

Chris said...

Great cards, Patti! I'm so glad you invited me over to check your blog - I hadn't realized the way the comment posted that you had one too. :) What a treat! I love how you masked the ornament with the script...that's my favorite of the batch. :) I bet the ladies loved your class!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I know a few people with minds like concrete, that's for sure!

Your cards turned out great! I'm sure it's a lot of fun taking one of your classes.

I haven't looked into the Zindorf class yet, but I will...