Thursday, March 5, 2009


A different card tonight. The focal point image was done with a Heidi Swapp mask, which is the opposite of a stencil. The paper I used with the mask is a piece of solid Basic Grey. The distressed edges were a big advantage, taking care of some of my 'work' for me. With the mask down, I stamped using a script stamp from a retired set and then, inked around the mask using a round sponge. The card is definitely masculine and for a dear friend, an elderly gentleman who found his way into my heart when I worked at the newspaper, someone I don't see often but think of frequently. I want him to send him a card to remind him of that fact.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Bamboo, and Black cardstock; Basic Grey Archaic 6x6-inch paper pad; Grey Wool and Black ink pads; Heidi Swapp Bird, Branch Mini Mask; CTMH Air Mail and Because of You (both retired) stamp sets; Pewter diamond-shaped brads from my stash; Black Bitty Brads; Corner rounder; 3M foam mounting tape.

One more day until the weekend. No regrets here. A couple of days away from my desk will do me good. While the temperature has only been in the 30s, it's been beautiful outside the last couple of days. Even when the temperature is below freezing, there's enough heat from the sun to melt a little snow and remind us that spring will eventually come. For tonight, I'm off to make some labels for the CD cases I filled with stamp sets last night. Have a great Friday! I'll be talkin' to you again then!


Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! Love the effect with the mask.

Jeanne said...

Shoot, Sarah took my word! I was going to say this is absolutely gorgeous. Okay...I'll say it anyway, it bears repeating! This is a stunner in every way. Wow!

Kathi, you never cease to amaze me!