Dream On {Double Masking}

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today's card uses several Pretty Pink Posh dies.  I started by die cutting the Stitched Film Strip die from white cardstock.  I used it as a template and traced the rectangle openings with a pencil so that I would know where to concentrate my inking and stamping.  I removed the die cut and then created a mask using the stitched circles from the Stitched Duo 2 dies.  I placed the mask onto my project so that the circle opening was inside the pencils lines.  I varied the placement of the circle in each rectangle.  Using the mask, I sponged ink onto my project using WPlus9 Dye Inks.  The top circle moves from Little Piggy to Sweet Gelato, the second circle moves from Sweet Gelato to Cranberry Crush, and the final circle is sponged with Cranberry Crush into Black.
Once my circles were dry I stamped a butterfly from WP9 Flora and Fauna 2 on top of the top and bottom circle.  I masked off the middle circle and then stamped my butterfly.  This makes the butterfly appear to be flying behind the circle and also allows room for me to stamp a small sentiment.  I erased my pencil lines.  I then die cut four more of the Stitched Film Strip from black cardstock and layered them all together before adhering them to my project.  I wanted that black to be visible inside the frame and from the sides.
I used a stamp positioner to make sure my large butterfly lined up on all three layers.  Surprisingly easy to do!  I accented the main sentiment panel with just a few 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins to catch the light.

Thanks for stopping by.
Can't stop using these three colors together!

Cardstock: WP9 Black, Recollections White 110 lb.
Stamps: WP9 Dream Believer, Flora and Fauna II
Ink: WP9 Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato, Cranberry Crush, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PPP Stitched Duo 2 and Stitched Film Strip, SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies
Other: PPP 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins


  1. This is lovely! So many pretty layers with such a simple color scheme! Just stunning!

  2. This is brilliant, Kara. Absolutely stunning.

  3. Well this is one of the coolest cards I have ever seen! It's like a little masterpiece!!

  4. Absolutely amazing!! Brilliant use of the dies and love how you used the circles from the die cuts to do the sponging. Spectacular!!

  5. Gorgeous! I love the photos too, thanks for taking the time to show us how you made this wonderful card!

  6. Beautiful card Kara!! Something about the colors and the butterflies give it an Asian feel, love it!

  7. How do you come UP with these layouts?! So unique and amazing, Kara!

  8. Wow ! Superb design, fabulous layers and ombre :)

  9. Hello brilliant girl! This is amazing! It's so much work and yet it looks completely effortless when you do it. You're awesome!

  10. You are amazing Kara! This is a work of ART!!!


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