Friday, October 14, 2011

Close To My Heart Technique Blog Hop - Masking is Fun

It is technique blog hop time again and this month Debi Barber, our fearless blog leader, has asked me to be the beginning hopper. All hoppers are listed below.

This month our technique is based on the masking technique using the Milepost (Z1464) as shown on page 15 of the new 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

Each hopper will share their version of this technique. It is a round, so if you are starting here, keep hopping until you return here. If you have come from Cherri's blog, you are on the right path.

I am feeling the faster, simpler, easier of Close To My Heart these days and I had recently cut out a grouping of heart flowers from an older paper packet (Sweetheart). I was going to use it on another project and thought 'oh that would make a great mask.'

I pulled out a piece of White Daisy cardstock and cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base (if you have 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cut it in half on the 11 inch side and you get to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card bases when you fold them in half).

I took a peice of White Daisy cardstock and cut it at 3 3/4 x 5. Using repositionable adhesive, I placed the flower mask on the right side. Now I took the Black ink pad, opened it and rubbed it CAREFULLY over the piece and you see the result.

I used a sympathy sentiment, pop up using 3-D foam tape and a little ribbon to finish it off. I hope you enjoy.
Enjoy and now on to Neely's blog -- happy hoppin'!



  1. I love the way that turned out. I'm going to have to try that one!

  2. I really like the way this card turned out. Great "I'm Sorry" card. :-)


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