Monday, 17 March 2014



Back from work and decided to post a couple of cards I finished off last night ....

In line with this week's theme at Less is More here is my very first creation using a masking, stencilling and sponge daubing technique and I'm quite pleased with the result - will have to try it more often. The only issue is the photo - it wasn't easy to get a good image and it's ended up flat on the table which gives it a weird look like it's suspended in mid-air!

I've used my Memory Box Tilda Floral die as a stencil - I love this die and if you're a regular you may have spotted it a few times on the blog but not used in this way before!

To begin with I die-cut the floral die in basic card stock and used the negative to mask my card blank. I then placed the cut image inside and sponged with 2 inks using some sponge daubers that have been in my stash 'un-used' forever! It seemed a bit bland when I removed the mask and stencil so I rotated the die so that the petals sat in between the original ones and repeated the daubing. Think I went a bit mad then as I daubed up the edges of the card!!!

To finish off and add a bit of glam I've glitzed up the edges of the petals with glamour dust.  I decided to cut a circle in the flower centre and stamped 'hello' on the insert, but essentially it's a one layer card which means this can also go into the CAS on Sunday challenge.

Products Used:

Memory Box - Tilda Floral die
X-cut - Circle Die
Sentiments & Scalloped border die: Clearly Besotted
Enamel dots: Doodlebug from Craft Mojo

My next card is to enter challenges at The Paper Players and Addicted to Stamps and More (Anything Goes).

Still in the masking mood I die-cut a large circle in basic cardstock to use as a mask then stamped inside with flowers from the Uniko Studio Flower Power range. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted stamped and heat embossed in white onto vellum with a couple of Doodlebug pearl accents from Craft Mojo.

So that's all for now and time to catch up on your blogs.



  1. Two beautiful cards. Love the way you die cut the middle to show the sentiment inside.

  2. Hi Sarah

    Two gorgeous cards .. .. you must be well pleased if these were your first attempts!

    The second one looks very beautiful and spring like!!!

    Have a great day!

    Love Jules xx

  3. Sarah, they are both fabulous cards. I love the circle full of spring loveliness in your second card. the vellum with the stamped sentiment allows the flowers to shine through. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  4. Both are amazing Sarah, I love the design and colours you have used. Stunning! xx

  5. Both lovely cards Sarah-no wonder you were chuffed-you did a fabby job!
    Nessa xxxx

  6. Lovely masking and stamping, love the soft effects. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  7. Your cards are beautiful, Sarah! I like the glitz on the first one and the great effect you achieved via masking on the second one. I'm always surprised to see how much of a dimension one can create by stamping to the edges of a mask :)

  8. Two beautiful cards you've made love them. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

  9. Love your springy card...that vellum is so pretty over your flowers! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  10. Two lovely cards Sarah!
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    (Guest commenter LIM)

  11. I really love your two cards, very beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at CAS on Sunday.


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