Happiest of Holidays

by karen @ carefree creations - Happiest of Holidays

This is my third attempt at the sponged silhouette card.

On my first attempt I stamped the sentiment too far from the tree – I think overlapping would have helped. I did have a couple folks give me some additional feedback on that card – thanks!!

My second attempt (not photographed) was basically this card, but the tree was embossed. Honestly, the only reason I scrapped that was because how warped the cardstock gets.

For this final iteration, I used a mask. It was a complete pain to cut-out the tree mask (the die wasn’t quite detailed enough to use that), but it was totally worth it. The only down-side was that, since I made 4 cards, the mask was trashed when I was done — too much ink. Next time I decide to mass-produce with masks I’ll make sure I give the mask time to dry between uses.

Now I just have 1 more card to design and my gift set is done!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happiest of Holidays
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: In the Meadow, Think Big Favorites #20 (PTI);
Ink/Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, White (PTI);
Other: Eclipse mask paper;
Technique: masking

One thought on “Happiest of Holidays

  1. Hi there, what a gorgeous card love the sponged effect looks fabulous well worth all of the effort I would say as its turned out beautifully. Have you tried making your masks from acetate it so easy as you can just wipe them down and they are ready to go again.


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