die cutting

MASKED SPOTLIGHT EFFECT

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This is a really fun masking effect that works particularly well for a design like this—I thought this made for a fun birthday card for the guys!

It does take a little bit of forethought and pre-planning, tho.

Did a quick video tutorial on how to do this effect:

 
DESIGN NOTE:  Shimmer Pen  was brushed over the  Big City die cut  after it was mounted to the card front.

DESIGN NOTE: Shimmer Pen was brushed over the Big City die cut after it was mounted to the card front.

Whaddya think? If you’ve never done it before, would you give it a try?

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Happy masking—and happy splurging!


HOPPY EASTER

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Bear is poppin’ in quick like to say, “Hoppy Easter!” Those ears totally crack me!!!

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Now that my kids are all growed up (with one living overseas with the grandweeble), rather than dying eggs for Easter hunts and baskets, I make a platter full of deviled eggs—YUM!!! (lotsa lip-smackin’ goin’ on here!)

Hope you’re enjoying a lovely holiday, wherever you are!


TILT CARD

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I know—Deja Vu, right?! This is the card I made from the adorable animals I watercolored in the blog/video hop post featuring with the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat, from last week.

If you’ve never made a TILT card before, they are quite easy and fun. I have a video below showing the mechanics—it’s a very simple mechanism and you can customize it to anything you want to make tilt back and forth.

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I used Waffle Flower’s Be Her set, but there’s a Be-Him version that is pretty doggone cute, too . . . Just sayin’ . . . •wink•

Thanks for stopping in today!