Tuesday 16 May 2023

Sweetest Cherries Decorative Mask Card & Demo

Friends, we had a fabulous weekend on beautiful Campobello Island. It was warm enough to be summer! Here's gorgeous Friar's Bay Beach at low tide, where we found multitudes of sand dollars:

With the advent of summery weather, I've got a card for you that spotlights one of my favourite seasonal fruits - cherries! The card features the Sweetest Cherries Stamp Set and Cherry Builder Punch.

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To make this card, I started by using Blending Brushes and Artistic Mix Decorative Masks. I used washi to secure a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Basic White Cardstock panel onto my Grid Paper. I used more washi to adhere my chosen mask over it, being careful to line everything up within the grid lines. 

I inked my Blending Brush in my Pecan Pie Ink Pad and tapped it off on my grid paper to remove excess ink. Using a circular motion, and starting just off the edge of my mask, I blended ink onto my panel with a fairly light hand. I continued until the whole panel was covered.

These Artistic Mix Decorative Masks are a carry-over product from the previous catalogues, and I think they have been a bit overlooked. So I'm glad to highlight how they can be used to make fabulous patterned backgrounds to match any inks and colour scheme! They're also just $13.75 for 5 masks, so a budget-friendly choice:

Next came die cutting. I used the middle-sized scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours Dies to cut a Basic White Cardstock rectangle. 

Using the terrific Sweetest Cherries Stamp Set, I arranged my two chosen sentiment pieces on my acrylic stamp block. Then I stamped them on the right side of the scalloped rectangle in Pecan Pie Ink. 

Helpful Hint: Ink them up very well to ensure the word "sweet" is covered. Should there be a few light or white spots in the word, simply fill them in with Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends (dark). Here's the stamp set:

Onto scraps of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped two cherries in Poppy Parade Ink, two leaves in Granny Apple Green Ink, and two stems in Pecan Pie Ink. 

After stamping each image, I used the Cherry Builder Punch to cut it out. This punch can also be used without the stamp set, to punch out cherries from coloured cardstock. 

To assemble, I first cut my blended panel to 3 3/4" x 5". I adhered it to a 4" x 5 1/4" Pecan Pie Cardstock panel.

With Stampin' Dimensionals™, I added the stamped scalloped rectangle. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to create the cherries. I layered them onto the panel using Mini Glue Dots™ and Stampin' Dimensionals™. 

To finish the card, I added the panels to a 4 1/4" x 11" Basic White Thick Cardstock card base with Stampin' Dimensionals™. Then I embellished with Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems.

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