Saturday, January 14, 2012

With Sympathy...with help from Online Card Classes

I am thoroughly enjoying this session of Online Card Classes - it's all about my favorites - Clean and Simple cards!!

I am a number of days behind on trying new techniques.  This card is for Day 2, at which time we learned about visual triangles and using masking to create illusions of layers.

These particular stamps come with dies to cut each one out.  I used plain paper to cut out a center with a Nestability.   Then I used the die cuts for the flower and the butterfly to cut a mask.  I taped each piece together and lined it up on my cardstock before I stamped the script.

As a final step - I used the Nestability as a stencil and drew around it with a white pen.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Papertrey Round and Round (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up So Saffron
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Gray, So Saffron pen, Colorbox Frost White
  • Accessories: dies from the Hero Arts stamp set, Nestability, white pen


  1. Simply gorgeous! I like masking and making shapes with dies - this is lovely!

  2. What a beautiful card Kim, the yellow is lovely. Thanks for sharing your technique too, very helpful! xx

  3. Wow! Great idea. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Where is the class online?

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  5. Wow, Kim, that's some amazing masking, it does look multi-layered. Great job!

  6. Gorgeous monochromatic card, Kim! I love the stamped layers and the white outline.

  7. Love this card and I am having fun with the class too!! Hey.....I will be at the Highlands Ranch Archivers on Monday if you want to stop by!!! Hope all is well....

  8. Great masking! I love all the visual layering without the bulk.

  9. Snap Kim, I'm enjoying these classes too and a few days behind as well!
    You've nailed this technique and a great idea to use the diecut aperture as a stencil :)
    Jenny x

  10. How creative, Kim! And ... such elegant colours! I am amazed at the time you took with creating these masks! The result was well worth the effort! Hugs xxx


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