Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Love Mask card - waltzing mouse bloghop

Heres my take on the theme of Love for this months bloghop.

I was inspired by a lovely masked card I saw to make this, and decided to use my Spellbinders labels 1 as a template for my mask - this is where you cover part of your card and stamp around or inside to create an image. I tried using a piece of card I had already die cut, but due to the thickness of the card my stamps didn't give a crisp edge to the mask, so instead I drew round the label onto a post-it note and cut it out. This was especially good as it then stuck in place and I didn't have to worry about it moving as I stamped.
I then used some tiny stamps I have to stamp all round the edges. I used Forest Moss Distress ink and most of the stamps were from a SeeDs set of vintage sewing I have.

I then looked around for a Love sentiment, and found one I liked at the end of a "Lots of Love" stamp. Its from the Honey and Hugs papermania set.

 I've only recently started partial stamping, but it opens us a whole new world to some of my stamps, especially sentiments! You just ink up part of the stamp (being very careful not to get ink on the rest!- and then stamp. I've even started to cut some of my acrylic stamps so I can rearrange the words!Just be brave!

I stamped the word 'Love' in the centre, and then to finish it off used my new Waltzing Mouse Teeny Trees stamps to add the two cute birds to the centre of the image!
I'm quite pleased with my first attempt at masking!