I made a Winter themed card today using a bit of simple masking. I don't do masking a lot because I find it kind of tedious but I have to admit, the end result is pretty awesome! I started by stamping the large mugs from the Hot Chocolate Season Stamp and Die Set. (This is a great set that has many different winter and Christmas sentiments.) I stamped the same images on a full sticky Post-It note, as well.
Normally when you cut a mask, you trim around the outside of the image. I wanted to decorate the mugs themselves so in this case, I cut on the inside of the image...
I wanted to protect the outer area, not the inside. I wanted my mugs to have a bit of a floral pattern to them so I used the smallest floral image from the A Beautiful Day Stamp and Die Set. It fit perfectly into the corner of the mug.
Masking always looks like a hot mess but this is the result...
It looks like the flower was a part of the original stamp, so cute!! I coloured up the images with my alcohol markers and for a special added touch, I put a little textured embossing powder on the whipped cream!
I want these mugs in real life!! To put the card together, I die cut a piece of white cardstock and pink patterned paper with a simple circle die. Using one of the More Stitched Edges Dies, I trimmed down the pink paper and adhered it to the white circle.
I went with this sentiment as I didn't necessarily want this to be a Christmas card. I foam mounted the circle onto a kraft panel that was cut with one of my all-time favourite die sets, the XOXO Border Dies.
The kraft panel was adhered to a white card base. At this point, I struggled with adding embellishments. I wasn't really happy with the way anything looked so I left it plain. EXCEPT for shimmer pen on the flowers and the heart, of course!
I hope you enjoyed todays card and a look back at some fabulous older sets!
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