Saturday, September 7, 2013

Speedy Fox & Friends 176 - Mask Something

Happy Saturday!  The new challenge at Speedy Fox & Friends is to Mask Something.  Masking adds so much dimension to a card and allows great mixing of stamps.  To see the awesome projects my teammates came up with and for details on entering the challenge please visit Mark's Finest Paper's & Stamps a HC right HERE.

To create this card I started off by cutting a circle from a   4 1/4 piece of CS to use as a mask.
  I placed the mask on top of my card, then stamped the fish ( a little sneak peek of a Sept. release!) in the center.  By laying down the mask I was able to get my fish centered.

I stamped white pigment ink and then used white embossing powder and heated.

 My next step was to place the mask back over my card and sponge  TH Broken China in the circle.

Once again I don't have good tutorial photos because these were taken AFTER the project was complete.  I get a bit too involved with the process to stop and take photos!  :)  Nontheless at this point the emboss resist took effect and the fish details became evident.  Since I don't have good luck with spritzing water to make water spots,I took a q-tip dipped in water and made those fun water circles!

With a piece of notebook paper I cut out another circle (thin paper works best so that there isn't a gap in between the images after stamping) and then stamped the bamboo. 
(this photo was taken after I had already done this step which is why you don't see part of the bamboo stamp on the notebook paper)

 Viola!  One layer card with lots of dimension.

I hope my little after-the-fact tutorial was helpful and not too confusing!  

Have a wonderful Weekend and don't forget to stop by next week.  It's MFPS a HC blog hop next week and I have lots of fun projects to share!


  1. Wow Angie! What a fantastic card! Love the masked background!

  2. Great job on this card, Angie! Your emboss resist fish show up so nicely in the blue water circle. And using the bamboo as a background keeps the oriental theme going.

  3. I love what you did with this challenge. I thought you had used designer paper. A very pretty card.

  4. Your presentation is as beautiful as your card............Lis

  5. Really like the water look you have achieved - 2 fish swimming in opposite directions is the birth sign for Pisces - may explain a lot!!!
    Tutorial might not be fully photographed but it make sense and I am not sure what time it is!!!

  6. So clever, Angie!! Love how it turned out and thanks for sharing how you did it!!! (think I should give it a try!!)

  7. Angie,
    Beautifull card. I love the water spots you created and the scene is lovely!

  8. Ooo love it, you creative thing you, the water spots add a great touch.


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