Monday, 9 July 2012

90 Minute Scramble

In case you are wondering, there is no post this week for The Crafter's Cafe - Embellies with a Twist.  Some changes are being made to the forum, so last week's challenge is being extended for another week.  So you still have a chance to take part in our "red, white and blue" challenge.

On Sunday morning at 7am (New Zealand time) I was able to take part in another Hero Arts Flickr Group 90 minute scramble. Something I haven't been able to do for a few weeks.  It was hosted by Ger (Cards n Chocs) from Ireland.  Her challenge was "Encouragement" with an optional challenge of masking. Masking is something I hardly do, so I thought I would give that a try.  You can see Ger's wonderful inspirational card, and the other cards that were created here.

Here is my first card.
Get well

I cut a spell binder label and masked off the centre of my card and then stamped with the Hero Arts envelope stamp, and sponged around the edge of the masked off area.  I stamped the branch stamp in the middle with Shabby Shutters distress ink.  I added my sentiment in the same colour ink, but it was hardly readable so I had to restamp it in brown onto another piece of card and add it with dimensionals.  I matted my image onto brown card.

Here is my second card. 

 Get Well Soon
This time I masked the top and bottom of the card and inked the middle part with wild honey distress ink.  I tried stamping the envelope stamp over this, but it hardly came out.  You may be able to just see it in parts.  I then stamped the Hero Arts Flowers and Get Well Soon sentiment in black versafine ink.  I matted it onto a similar colour in the background.    I wondered about doing something with the centre of the flowers, but I didn't know what and I was running out of time so lastly I added the twine as I feel it needed something else.

Thanks so much for dropping by and for your comments.

Have a great week.



  1. It was a fun challenge and I like the cards you made, especially the second one. I like the flowers plain like that. It really makes them stand out against the stripe of colour.

  2. Angela you have done well with the masking :-) I love it as such a simple technique to give great results - as you have achieved.