Michelle Last

Technique 101 – Masking

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This months blog hop with the Technique 101 we are sharing cards we have made using the masking technique.  Masking is a simple technique were you just cover an area and stamp over the top but without overlapping the ink.  I had so much fun making this cute card using the Snow Day stamp set from Stampin Up.

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Isn’t it cute!  I stamped onto whisper white cardstock using basic black ink and coloured the beaks in with a Pumpkin Pie marker.

First I stamped the penguin onto a stack of 3 post it notes making sure that the top of the penguins head was at the top part of the post it note and therefore sticky underneath.


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Cut around tightly to the edges of the stamped image, then peel the layers apart to use as three separate masks.

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Stamp your first row of penguins along the bottom of the white cardstock and then lay the masks over the top ready to stamp the next row.

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Keep stamping and masking all the way to the top of the cardstock.  It looks better if the heads of the top penguins do not exceed the top of the cardstock.

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Stamp some of the penguins at a jaunty angle for extra fun and whimsy!

Once the whole piece of whisper white has been stamped, stamp your hat and cut out (I added red glitter embossing powder to the hat to add some dimension and sparkle). Stick in place on one penguin, experiment with placement to see where the hat looks best!

Colour in the beaks and layer up the rest of the card.  Pretty simple and minimal supplies but so effective.  One of my fave cards!

So it is time to go and see what Frenchie from the U.S. has made, simply click the next button below to keep hopping..

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here
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#GDP065 Christmas Robin Card

This week at the Global Design Project we have a colour challenge.  I have made a Christmas Robin but I have a confession, I made this card yonks ago as I have been on holiday and was happily creating my card with the three colours and when I went to post I realised I had added an extra colour for the branches – oops!  I hope the GDP won’t chuck me out!

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The colours this week are perfect Christmas colours so why not join us and share what you have made with the colours below –

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Pop on over two the Global Design Project and share what you have made as well as checking out the other design team members work!

All the items I have used to make this card are shared in the table below, click any of the images to go to my online shop and place an order.  If you spend £20+ and you use the monthly hostess code you will receive a free thank you gift for supporting me and my business.

 

 

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Here’s to Cheers from Stampin Up

I have been busy playing with Here’s to Cheers and the matching Cheerful Tags Framelit Dies to make beautiful bottle and gift tags perfect for Christmas.  I have a class coming up on December 12th from 10am-12.30pm (in Winslow) using both these products and would love you to join us.

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Booking for my class closes on 5th Dec.  Class is £15 or £28 to include the Here’s to Cheers Stamp set and 12 gusseted cello bags.  You can also purchase the matching framelit dies, just let me know when you book your place and I will make sure I get those ordered for you.

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The main items I have used to create these tags are shown below.  If you are not able to join me at my class you are still welcome to order the products and copy my designs in the comfort of your own home.  Click the images below to go direct to my online shop and place your order and if you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.

 

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#GDP064 Case the designer Connie Collins

This week at the Global Design Project we are caseing the designer Connie Collins.  I adore Connie’s card and her photography so relished the thought of making a card in her honour.  I loved the bright colour scheme of Connie’s card and that was my starting point for this card.

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It combines lots of my favourites as I have used Jar of Love and Blooms & Wishes and its such a refreshing colour palette at this time of year! Below is the card from Connie, we would love you to join in and design a card based on the one below.

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Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made including Connie who will have cased her own card!  Please enter this week too as we love to see what you have made.

All the items I used to make my card are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop and if you place an order please enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me!

 

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Mixed Drinks – Beer Card

I first saw this card on Pinterest using Mixed Drinks by one of the Artisan Design Team members called Shannon Lane.  She is super talented and I really encourage you to pop by her blog but she made the most perfect card for the men in your life.

I totally re-created it for a private class and the ladies loved it!

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That beer pint mug is jug perfect for my hubby and the circles from Playful backgrounds adds a lovely background along with the washi tape and some burlap ribbon.

All the items I used to make this perfect Beer Card are shown below, simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop and place your own order.

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