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Sunday 22 June 2014

Quirky masks and stencils - how do you wrap a hug?

It is Quirky challenge time again, and Gemma set the challenge although she hasn't recovered enough to join in yet. The challenge is stencils or masks, use stencils or masks or feature masks - a masked character or a mask.
I used Emily with Huggle from Limited Runs on my card. This was my third attempt, the first one I tried with spray through the stencil and masking the image with masking fluid - I am too heavy handed with sprays it seems (or was I spraying too close?), and the whole thing was saturated, then the masking fluid when peeled off took the image off too!
Second attempt - I didn't clean the die off and it messed up the panel.
So this is what I did, printed the image then die cut it and embossed it for a deep edge. I taped the die cut and die to my glass cutting board, and then cut out a mask (from attempt 2) applied repositionable glue to the back and when dry I stuck it over the image. Then I used a Memory Box stencil and my new little hand held "air brush" with a couple of different colours of Promarkers. Finally I removed the mask and coloured the image with Promarkers. Then I removed the die which also acted as a stencil to keep the edges white. 
I cut a card blank in teal, rounded the corners, then added a purple layer, some pink LOTV paper and some orange polka dot ribbon. Then I added the die cut, a bow and some tiny buttons.
I stamped the greeting with a Penny Black stamp using Marvy Wet Looks pens and clear embossing powder.
So how do you wrap a hug?

I didn't manage to make a second example today, due to a wedding, but I should have one for you later.

Anyway we have three great sponsors (Limited Runs, Paper Pretties and Robyn's Fetish) for this challenge at Quirky Crafts so hop on over to see the exampled and join in!

This card is cosying into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbon - lets go spotty with ribbon (Thurs)
Art by Miran - Anything goes 8 (Jul 4th)
Creative Fingers - anything goes (Fri 4th)
Pile it on - Kawaii Cute (Sat)
Stamping for the weekend - anything goes (last ever challenge 5th July)
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes (month of June)
Ditzie Digi Designs - anything goes 6 (Sun 29th June)
Bunny Zoe's - Layers (July 14th)
Die cut Diva's - colour challenge (June)


  1. Love your background, third time is the charm! Darling image and colors! Thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

  2. That is some terrific background. What a fantastic card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. Lovely card, thanks for playing along withus at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  4. Bonjour CAzzy! Many thanks To join us for sports crafty ribbons challenge and good luck! Christelle DT


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