Thursday, 17 July 2014

Crimson and Clover

I've used another of my favorite masks for my card this week - Flower and Butterfly, teamed with Swoosh. If you have your eye on postage costs, this is a great card to have a go at, even though I have matted the topper onto a base card, it would be easy to recreate as a single layer card. This is one of the many advantages of using masks in my opinion; it's so easy to create a multi layered, dimensional card without having to traditionally mat and layer.

I used a variety of Distress inks through the Swoosh mask onto white card, then used sparkle texture paste in midnight through the Flower and Butterfly mask

I added a greeting directly onto the card front using the Wildflower Art set by Wendy Vecchi



  1. Tracy this is stunning,I wonder if I could do it onto canvas?? Love the colours you have used.

  2. I would imagine you could do it on canvas - probably an extra coat of gesso on the canvas would help the distress ink keep it's vibrancy, but the sparkle texture paste is great on canvas.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment.

  3. Okay Tracy........
    third time lucky ... This card of yours is an absolute stunner, it's triggered a switch in my brain as to the various colour combinations one can use ..........
    A lightswitch went on also with regard to masks - I now use them such a lot when before I used to buy and then think "what can I do with them?" Now it's a question of "what shall I try today" - and the results never disappoint.
    And keeping an eye on the exorbitant postage (I've got friends in Australia and Europe) masks really come in handy. Like you say, one can cut out one or two layers..
    Thank you for sharing - boy am I glad I was just idly surfing for cardmaking ideas..........
    Have a great Sunday.
    Regards, Rose

  4. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Rose, and I'm thrilled to have inspired you.
    I'm a bit of a mask addict (over 100 and counting) as they really are so very versatile - just this morning I've finished three very different cards using the same mask and the same layout, so stay tuned on Thursday.
    Just get your masks out and play!