Hello my creative friends.
Today I have a bright and happy birthday card for you, featuring two stamp sets from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue: Sending Smiles and Bottled Happiness. My card also features two different ways to use masking.
I really like this bright and happy colour combination with the crisp white.
The first place I have used the masking technique is to create the illusion of the stem of the flower being inside the bottle. I have a video showing you these techniques and I will I will link to this below. Here's a description of what I did though: I stamped the bottle from Bottled Happiness in Orchid Oasis, and then stamped one onto masking paper and cut that out to cover the stamped image. Then I stamped the stem of the flower 'into' the bottle. Once the masking paper is removed, only the stem above the bottle is showing.
The second masking technique was used on the sentiment. As you can see below, the Sending Smiles stamp set has lots of sentiment strips. You can also make additional sentiments by masking part of the sentiments and combining with others. In my card I masked off the 'big hugs' words from the 'love & big hugs' sentiment. I also masked off 'smiles' in the 'smiles across the miles' sentiment. The video below shows you in more detail how I did this.
Here's the masking video. There are 5 different cards featured in the video, but the instruction for this one starts at 17:03.
I hope you like today's card. You can find all of the products I have used in my online store, or the paper copy of the Annual Catalogue. You can either order online, or direct with me via email, phone or text (you can read about three ways to shop with me HERE). When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.
Thanks for checking in with me today,