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Magically Masked Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting the masking technique. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Michelle Johns’ Blog, you are on the right track!

All supplies are Close to My Heart: Documented – Cardmaking stamp set, White Cards & Envelopes, Memento Ink, Love Right Now stamp set, Artistry Cricut Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, and ShinHan Markers.

I will be honest in saying that I do not care for masking at all and it’s a technique that I avoid. I am happy with how this card turned out though. After coloring the flowers, I backed that side of the card with White Daisy Cardstock to hide where it went through. Then I cut around the flowers to create an open front card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Marciava Warrell’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Stamps of Nature

If nature is your thing, then these stamps are for you!

4¼” × 5½” Beautiful You Card (Horizontal)
D1741 My Acrylix Beautiful You Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5941 Bashful Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2810 Blossom Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2830 Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3369 Bashful Pearls (sold out)
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

4¼” × 5½” Wishing You the Best Card (Vertical)
B1571 My Acrylix Hunting for Words Stamp Set
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5955 Pebble Cardstock
Z3365 Gold Foil Paper
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2830 Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2509 Basics Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Sets
Z3371 Gold Pearls (sold out)
Z3363 Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2088 Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z3389 Cricut You Are Here Collection
Cricut Shape: You Are Here 2″ Icon-1 (p. 26)

4¼” × 5½” Thank You Ever So Much Card (Vertical)
D1739 My Acrylix Thoughtful Bird Stamp Set
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2730 Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2805 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z3363 Enchantment Ribbon Pack

4¼” × 5½” You Are the Best Card (Horizontal)
D1703 My Acrylix Nature’s Wish Stamp Set
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5962 Goldrush Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z3363 Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z3285 Cricut Flower Market Collection (digital collection)
Cricut Shape: Flower Market 2″ Flower-2 <7> (p. 7)

4¼” × 5½” Congratulations Card (Vertical)
B1571 My Acrylix Hunting for Words Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2863 White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2088 Ranger Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z2068 Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater
Sewing Machine

12″ × 12″ Faithful Friend Page
B1561 My Acrylix Faithful Friend Stamp Set
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5949 Almond Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
X5965 Ruby Cardstock
Z2863 White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2828 Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2827 Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2830 Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z3363 Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Z3345 Thin Cuts—Basic Banners
Z2068 Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z555 Craft Heater
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

4¼” × 5½” Thinking of You Card (Horizontal)
Z3377 Thoughtful Bird Stamp + Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5960 Fern Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock 
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2830 Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2865 Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z3216 White Twine
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3224 Waterbrush—Small Round
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

12″ × 12″ Beautiful YOU Page
Z3384 Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3350 Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3351 Adventure Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3352 Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5961 Saffron Cardstock 
Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2854 Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3355 Happy Moments Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3348 Thin Cuts—Scallop Border
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

Cheers to You Cardmaking Workshop Your Way

The Workshop Your Way Cheers to You Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set
2 – Central Park sheets
3 – cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 Glacier, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Central Park sequins (Z4178)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to create 12 cards.  You can use the instructions to create them as is or you can change them up to create your own designs.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Archival Black Ink
Poppy Ink
Watercolor Paints
Paintbrush Set
Thin Cuts – Basic Circles
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Tip: I made my cards pretty much the same as the kit but I would recommend using watercolor pencils or colored pencils instead of the watercolor paints.

Oh Emojis!

Use stamp set full of emojis and sayings to add trendy and modern to any project!

3″ × 3″ Emoji Card
C1669 My Acrylix Emojis Stamp Set
Z3353 Basics Fundamental Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3216 White Twine
3505 Watercolor Pencils (sold out)
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Operation Smile Stamp Set

Let’s not forget about this super cute stamp set that supports Operation Smile. With each purchase of the Punny Pals stamp set, Close to My Heart will donate $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile, a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. Give a smile today!