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Sunday, 25 August 2013

CAS For Rudolph Day

Yes we have reached the 25th of the month again which means that it is Rudolph Day at Sarn's Stamping For Pleasure blog.  This month I decided to use some masking tissue which I bought recently. I have used this technique often before but I usually use post it notes or copy paper for the masks which can  be a bit problematic with the edges curling up etc. The tissue proved useful as it sticks all over, so it can't move while in use and with care it can be returned to it's backing sheet and reused another time.
I started with a piece of tissue to cover the front of my card and die cut a rectangle where I wanted the image to go. From the cut out I cut a circle where the moon was to go.I used Spellbinders Nestabillities dies for the cut outs.I placed the rectangle with the cut out back into place on the card and coloured the moon with a pale yellow Promarker. When dry I replaced the circle mask and removed the rectangle one and coloured the space using a duster brush and chipped sapphire Distress Ink. Next I stamped the owls with black Memento ink, and then removed the rest of the mask from the card . The tissue has very low tack adhesive and didn't damage the card.  I coloured over the holly leaves and berries with Distress Markers and added a tiny dot of Stickles glitter to the eyes. To finish the card I added a stamped greeting and a die cut holly corner with some red gems to represent berries and to add a spot of brightness.
The holly die cut is from Cheery Lynn and both the stamps are Chocolate Baroque.

I am entering this at, Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day
                               The Hobby House - Christmas
                               A Creative Romance - Masking


  1. Love your inky owl card. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Sarn xxx

  2. The masking techniques you used brought fabulous results! I love the holly sprig too!

  3. Thanks for the tissue info - think that's exactly what I need next ........ The owls look super for a Christmas Card & I love the touch of red in the corner plus how the swirls of the holly die-cuts echo the swirly ends of the owls' branches.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. A great deal of work gone into this one Jean but worth it, the card is brilliant.

    Kath x

  5. Lovely card Jean. I haven't heard of the masking tissue but it sounds a good idea. I always get a white ring around the moon when I use the same mask (positive and negative) for the moon and sky!You can give me a lesson in a couple of weeks time. Kate x

  6. What lovely owls Jean! The tissue masking technique sounds good too :-)


  7. Enjoyed reading the how-to-s on this pretty card. Lovely CL die, and perfect with your flourished owls. I know about Eclipse tape for masking, but not sure what the 'tissue' for mask is. TFS

  8. beautiful thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby House for our Christmas Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. Great card Jean, and thanks so much for explaining the masking technique you used. I have some removable clear film, which has a backing and can saved for another time that I use for masking (when I can be bothered she sighs) - wonder if it's the same stuff?

    Love those owls! :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Hi there Jean

    Here at last!!!

    Sorry it has taken me so long to catch up with your lovely Rudolph make for August .. .. but it is a real beauty.

    I love the owls against the moonlight! Fabby masking too!

    Love Jules xx

  11. Love the owls and the flourishes. The holly leaves add much charm.