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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Clear, Sheer, Merry & Bright

Hi, everyone! Hope the day is going well.

Last night, when I was working on a Day 1 Online Card Class card, I had a Eureka moment. (Don't you love it when that happens?!) What if.... I tried using washi to attach the vellum?

Strathmore watercolor; Stampin' Up! vellum; Recollections black; stash washi
Winnie & Walter big, bold sentiment
background applied using SU decorative mask, Distress Ink picked raspberry and peacock feathers
setniment stamped in StazOn on vellum and heat embossed with Versamark and white SU powder
stash sequins; adhesives: Scotch ATG; Ranger multi medium matte
  • The background piece was created using a Stampin' Up! decorative mask. I masked -- no pun intended -- diagonal rows of the of the mask in Distress Inks using a Ranger blending tool. 
  • I went with this stencil because I thought its polka-dot-like pattern would go well with the pink and white polka dot washi tape. 
  • When the "& bright" seemed to get lost against the pattern, I embossed it on a white strip of paper... and I really like the result. It felt really Jennifer-Kristina-Laura-like to me.
Now, this is a card I'm proud to upload to the OCC gallery! I'm also sharing this over at the current Jingle Belles Walking in a Washi Wonderland Challengethe Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge blog, and the current Shopping Our Stash Think Ink Challenge.   :)

Now, off to Day 2 videos. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Gotta love eureka moments! It's a fantastic card!!!

  2. That sentiment really pops ... love that awesome design ... so glad you joined our washi wonderland at Jingle Belles.

  3. Hi Sybrina! I love how you used the mask for your background. You won one of the stamps sets on the give-away on my blog. Email me at donna dot nuce at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will send it to you. Have a great day!

  4. oooooooooooooooh! what a gorgeous --and PRACTICAL --use of tape! not to mention just flat out awesome! thanks for joining our "washi wonderland" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  5. such a clever use of washi :) love your card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp!

  6. oh ACK... i think blogger may have eaten my comment last night!!! which in retrospect is ok, b/c while i was going on about how AWESOMELY this gorgeousness ROCKED our "washi wonderland" at JINGLE BELLES, i totally neglected to mention the perfection with which it also adds exponentially to the fabulous "think ink" gallery at SOS! gotta love a card that's beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful AND can also multi-task!!! ♥♥♥