Thursday, 9 October 2014

Purrfect Birthday CAS(E)#95 MtDSTechnique VVC#8

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You, Lawn Fawn Large stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts

Masking and more and more masking, this card contains 3 types! Embossing and embossing, yes you guessed it, this card contains 2 types! I started out by masking off a rectangular section of my stencil with painter's tape and applied the embossing paste. While this was drying I created a party hat mask with post-it note tape, stamped up my images and coloured in my tabby cat. I've kept the mask with my stamp set so I can use it again. The sentiment is a combination of two sets, I masked out the word halloween with washi tape before inking in versamark, removed the tape, stamped and embossed on vellum. The birthday was then stamped and embossed. The sentiment was stamped and embossed in two stages as I didn't want to smudge the almost invisible versamark.

Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You, Lawn Fawn Large stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts

This card is a refinement of my last card. I wanted to use a more subdued palette and have a go at some masking. I've used CAS(E) this sketch #95 for the layout,  kept it clean and simple for Virginia' View Challenge #8 and tried a few techniques for Make the Day Special's October Challenge.

CAS(E) this Sketch #95
Make the Day Special October Challenge: Try a technique [masking & embossing]

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Spooktacular, Hat's Off To You
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Paper: White card  & vellum from stash
Highlights: gold embossing paste, white embossing paste, glossy accents, gold gel pen, Wink of Stella, Lawn Fawn sequins
Colouring: ProMarkers Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 3, Cool Grey 4, Pink Carnation, Blender.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


  1. Oh, this is so cool! I love the techniques you incorporated! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  2. I love your card, the embossing paste gives a subtle backdrop for the puddy cat and love all the techniques you tried and used too :0)
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store x

  3. The dimension the embossing paste adds is really awesome. I also love the general design of your card – you kept it super CAS.

    Thanks so much for playing in our Make the Day Special challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!


  4. Super CUTE!! Love how you designed this card with GREAT thoughts!So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

  5. Great card Grainne. Amazing textures and layering.


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