Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Fairy Happy Sketch Saturday/Secret Crafter and how I mask

I love this weeks sketch on Sketch Saturday, a nice easy one and one I will for sure use again and again!! I've done some masking on this card so will include it in this weeks Secret Crafter challenge which is masking. I've had lots of emails asking how I mask so thought I would do a quick step by step whilst stamping up the images for the card. I've just realised this card will qualify for the Stamp Something challene - this week it's Favourite Somethings and right now this gorge Fiskars Apron Lace punch and my re-discovered Nanna's Nursery papers are my current favourites.

I have used the FAB new Fiskars Apron Lace punch that was also in the parcel that the lovely Jill from The Hobby House sent me this week. She has a limited quantity in stock. I love it, it punches through card a dream and I LOVE it!! Thanks Jill mwah xxx

woj-sketch-sat-fairy1A close up of the flowers. I didn't manage to get the inside photographed but it's pretty similar to the front as I followed the sketch through again.
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How I did it
There are a few stamp positioners out there, I have an acrylic one that I got from The Stampman and also have a Stamp-a-majig from Stampin Up. I use both but my preference is the Stamp-a-majig.
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First make a mask. I stamped the image on to a Post-it note. Make sure you stamp along the sticky side as this will adhere the mask over the stamped image and avoid any slipping.
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Cut the mask out. Stamp your image onto your choice of paper - mine is Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour paper - Grain Fin, Cold Pressed, NOT. It really is fabulous to work with, so smooth and allows a lot of working on it without any shredding of the paper.
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Place the mask over the image, ensuring you line it up.
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Using the stamp positioner, stamp the background of your choice on to the plastic/acrylic sheet, butting the top and side of the mount to the positioner.
5 The image stamped on the plastic sheet
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Place the plastic sheet over the mask, line the sheet up over the mask to ensure the background will be straight. Again. butt the positioner against the plastic sheet, don't move the sheet whilst lining up else your background will be off when you stamp it!!

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Remove the plastic sheet, keeping the positioner in position and butt the mount up against the positioner again, and stamp your image over the mask. 8

This is what you will have once you have stamped the background.
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Remove the mask and Voila!! An image with a masked background. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
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Recipe

Whiff of Joy Princess Charlotte and Fall Grass coloured with distress inks and H2O's. Sentiment is also Whiff of Joy - Fairy Useful Sayings set
Papers are DCWV Nanna's Nursery - Baby Girl
The punch is Fiskars Apron Lace from The Hobby House
Flowers, brads, spacers and charm from stash.

Thanks for looking,

108 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Bev and thanks for the tutorial I've never done masking before so this is a great help
    Wendy x

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  2. oh wowww Bev,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

    have a nice weekend.
    hugs Riet.xx

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  3. Stunning card Bev, love the choice of colours, and that is a brilliant tutorial.

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  4. Fabulous card Bev, masking is one of my favourite techniques. love this weeks challenge. loving that new punch I'm a bit of a fiskarette lol. Enjoy your evening.

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  5. Great card and tutorial Bev. I love the papers and the colours!Hugs Pascale :)

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  6. Bev, what a wonderful card. Very nice!
    Jacqueline

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  7. Gorgeous! I love this card ....

    Teri xx

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  8. Stunning card Bev and thanks for joining in with my theme at SCSC!. Big thanks for the tutorial, I'm sure alot of bloggers would love to have a go at this. Have a lovely weekend.
    Clairex

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  9. This is just gorgeous Bev thanks for sharing the info on masking I have just bought one of these SU stampamajig things!!now I know how to use it. Love the sketch too. Sue :o)

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  10. Beautiful Card, Colours & Image!

    So good, I thought the Flowers were part of her Image lol!

    Hugs
    Suze x

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  11. Gorgeous card and a fab tutorial. I had no idea you neede a special thingy to line everything up. Makes complete sense now - thanks hun ..... so useful
    -x-

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  12. I have loved this and it is so easy, i needed to learn this so i can use my woj stamps and put the on the tree stump, this was brill an easy way to learn, thanks hun x x x x

    Card is gorgeous as always, love the colours nice and relaxing, hugs Pops x x x

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  13. Your card Is Beautiful, I love the charms on your flowers, you always make your flower so pretty.

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  14. Such a lovely card and the masking tutorial is great.

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  15. Great tutorial Bev, thanks for sharing. Your card looks so pretty and the papers are gorgeous.

    Liza x

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  16. gorgeous card Bev, I love the papers and your masking tutorial thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

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  17. Gorgeous card Bev. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Yummy papers also. Michele x

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  18. Wonderful card Bev & I'm so happy you showed me how to Mask,I daren't ask in case people thought I was a numpty!!!Thankyou xx

    Hope you are ok :o)x

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  19. Gorgeous card Bev and such pretty colours too :)thanks for joining us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

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  20. fabulous card Bev and thank you for the tutorial:)

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  21. Beautiful card!! And such a wonderful tutorial:)

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  22. Fantastic tutorial Bev!
    And love the card - that punch is gorgeous too.
    Love it!
    x

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  23. brilliant card and fabulous tutorial Bev

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  24. Oh you're so clever Bev, and so patient too. Looks fabulous,

    Hugs Debbie xx

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  25. Brilliant tutorial Bev, thanks so much for sharing! ~x~

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  26. Brilliant tutorial Bev, most helpful! I love your pretty card and that WOJ image looks so gorgeous, especially in amongst the lovely flowers!
    How are you feeling today, any brighter? xx

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  27. Oh hon this is just breathe taking. I sooooooooooo love the colors you used dear just so soft and beautiful and the flower wow now that is so pretty dear. Thanks for the tutorial dear. Hope you are doing better I worry so about you dear

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  28. awww what a lovely card and thanks for the masking tutorial :o)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

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  29. Beautiful card Bev-I love the medieval range and hope to get this stamp next.Thanks a million for the great tutorial -that stamping yoke looks really handy!
    Enjoy your weekend!

    Dei x

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  30. WOW, this card is so beautiful! It is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  31. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  32. Oh Bev such a stunning card!
    Beautiful colouring and wonderful paper and detail.
    Thank's for the great tutorial!
    hugs
    kim x

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  33. fabby card Bev and I love the papers and adorable image. hugs, annie x

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  34. This card is just gorgeous Bev, I just stumbled over here, and have had a lovely time wandering around your fabby blog
    hugs
    Enfys x

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  35. Really beautiful card Bev, I love these colours! I've just done a masked card too today, but I don't have a stamp-a-majig, looks like a great help!

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  36. Hi Bev,
    Wow your card is wonderful, I love your new punch, and the way you tell us about the masking
    hugs lia

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  37. Very beautiful card Bev & thank you for the tutorial. I was a bit confused about the technique, but you've made it very clear & simple.

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  38. Waw card is gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial! Love the colouring and the beautiful flowers! Have a nice weekend! hugs, Moni

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  39. Such a beautiful card, certainly fit for a princess! Thank you for taking the time to show your masking procedures. I have doubted whether I need a stamp positioner, but this tutorial may have changed my mind!

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  40. Hiya Bev, love the tutorial, I really must try masking. gorgeous papers that floral one is so pretty. joey.xx

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  41. fantastic card and brilliant tutorial x

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  42. Gorgeous card as usual thanks for the masking step by step you make it look managable even for a newbie like me - loving the distress ink
    You are one awesome lady Bev thanks for your help

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  43. Bev, I love this; I love the colours; I love the papers; I love the beautifully coloured image; I love the flowers; I just love it!!

    Alice (beemer)

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  44. This is such a nice tutorial, I have bookmarked it for when I get a positioner. I just know that I will need it and will not be able to find it otherwise.

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  45. Just beautiful Bev! Such a lovely, pretty all girly card. The papers and the accents are fabulous. Beautiful coloring on your image too. Love the masking technique too, thanks for sharing that! :)

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  46. Gorgeous card Bev and a big thank you for the tutorial. I've always been very wary of masking but feel I could now give it a go,

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  47. OMG totally gorge Bev. Love the image and your colouring is super duper delish! Stunning papers too.
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  48. Absolutely beautiful, Bev!

    Great little tutorial too, thanks for sharing! My masking tends to be a little more...freestyle, or more accurately - hit and miss. ;) Funnily enough though, I do have the stampamajig hanging around, I found it at the back of a drawer when I moved my craft stuff this week, along with a million other things I had forgotten I had!

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  49. Dear Bev

    You did again such a fantastic card. Where do you get all the imagination? You are really talented¨! Love the beautiful design papers, the sketch, the way you colored the image and the embellishments. In fact, my Mum and I go crazy for these so called "spacers" but it's difficult to find them in Switzerland. :-(
    It's great that you took yourself the time to explain step by step how to do masking. Thank you so much!

    BIG hugs & take care!
    Pati

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  50. You have such a beautiful way with colors, this is gorgeous!! Great tutorial! !Hugs

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  51. Wonderful card again dear, and thanks for the tips, I must stop visiting you, as I am spending too oooooooo!!!! much on these punches you kwp showing us.
    Hugs jacqui x

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  52. great card Bev thanks for sharing the technique

    Best Wishes, Kit

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  53. I really really really love this card and its great to have the tutorial!! Please pop by my blog there is something there for you xxx

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  54. Ohhhh Bev, 3 challenges in 1 card!FANTASTIC! This is sooooo Beautiful. I love the color combo,that new MS punch and of course your coloring is absolutely MAGNIFICENT! Love all the layers on the flowers also and I simply adore the Masking technique!TFS
    Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!
    Hugs, Connie

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing all the deets!! I must give it a try very soon as have been putting it off for a while now. I was so so sorry to hear about Rosie. What a gorgeous, darling looking dog, I hope your memories of her leave you proud. katxx

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  56. Bev - Absolutely Beautiful. That's all I can say, beautiful. You have so much talent for this.

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  57. Bev,
    I love that image and your card is beautiful. Such a sweet card! Great tut on masking.

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  58. so beautiful card, gorgeous. Great colours.

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  59. Gorgeous Bev, I too love those papers!! Beautiful coloring, don't you just love the Stamp-A-Majig? It's such an awesome tool!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  60. Truly stunning card. its such a girly card, the colours are also so pretty.
    And of carse, the Tutorial is fab, as i have never tried this YET.

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  61. such a beautiful card bev ~ perfect colours and colouring
    thankyou for the tutorial ~ now know how to mask!!
    vanessa xx

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  62. Oh wow Bev, i have not been around much this week, and am desperately trying to catch up with my blogging. I always love my visits here as your cards are always so beuatiful and full of inspiration. This is of course no exception, i absolutely love this card and the tutorial is fabulous. Hope you are having a good weekend, enjoy the rest of it, hugs LInda x

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  63. very clever Bev, lovely card and beautiful colours
    Allisonx

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  64. What a stunning card and lovely spring colours x

    thats so cool. I have always wondered if I needed one of these and now its sold x x x tfs

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  65. ta carte est tres belle, j'aime les couleurs, vivement que le printemps revienne !!! et merci pour les explications.
    Bises

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  66. Beautiful card Bev and thanks for the great masking tips. x

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  67. Oh wow Bev this is stunning ,out standing work ,love it hugs Dawnxxx

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  68. OMG! This is incredibly beautiful Bev. Such a pretty combination of colours and shades - and expert colouring too. Thanks for sharing the technique. (Also, thanks for the tip-off the other week about those punches - I saw your post and ordered mine within minutes!!)
    Sharon xx

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  69. Fabulous card Bev and beautiful colours.

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  70. Wow, stunning Bev as always.
    Thank you so much for the masking tut, fantastic.

    Joanne x

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  71. Gorgeous card, wonderful image and I love your fabulous flowers. Great tutorial too.

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  72. A gorgeous card as always Bev, I love your new punch and thanks for the great tutorial.
    Apologies for not visiting in a while...and I am so sorry to hear you lost your beautiful Rosie. I know you and your other dogs will miss her so much.
    Take care {{hugs}} Debbie x

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  73. thats beautiful bev love the colours and those flowers are brill i hav'nt tried masking yet but i think i will have a go now you have explained how to do it thankyou x mandy

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  74. wow !!!! what can i say you make it look so easy ,got to get one of those thingamajig wotsits now, my wish list is growing hour by hour lol thanks for the lovely coments on my blog hunny it means a lot take care helen x

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  75. Oh Bev this is just gorgeous and a fantastic tutorial as well. I love the colours and all the scrummy flowers

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  76. Gorgeous,Gorgeous,Gorgeous!!! What more can I say.
    Hugs xx

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  77. Fabby card Bev, love this image and you have such a special way with flowers.Ooh this punch looks scrumilicious too and thanks for great tut on masking, must get a positioner when over. -x-

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  78. WOWWWW!!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! The colouring is just amazing and I'm always running out of the right words to tell you how much I adore your work!!!
    {love} from Germany
    Sylvia

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  79. Love your card!
    Very beautiful paper you have used on your card.

    Fredrikke :o)

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  80. so pretty, lovely stamping, great paper, and love that new punch!

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  81. Stunning card! The papers are gorgeous and I love the flowers, spacers, and charm. Another beautiful creation!

    Hugs,
    Deana

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  82. Great card Bev, love your tutorial!

    Mandy

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  83. Hi Bev
    Lovely card sweet princess, haven't done masking in ages most give it a go, good luck with challenges.
    Christine

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  84. What a lovely card Bev, and such lovely colors .. beautiful.

    Love Suze

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  85. Oh My Bev this is such a stunning card, absolutley gorgeous, thanks for the tips, luv it. sue.xx

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  86. Beautiful card Bev, I love those Nanna Nursery papers! Thanks for the fab tutorial too.
    xx :0)

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  87. Hi Bev,

    This card is beautiful!! I luv it!! I need the Stamp-a-majig!! Thx for the tutorial.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  88. Great tutorial!! I love my Stamp-a-Majig also... that's a staple in my stamping world... He! :)
    Adorable card, with such springy colors!! LOVE IT… TFS!

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  89. Hi Bev,
    I know you hear this all the time, but I believe you are the most talented card maker out there. I spent much of my time today, going back in time through your older posts, all the way to the beginning. Boy am I tired! LOL Your use of color and layers, along with the bling is masterful indeed. Now I need to stop gawking and get to work! LOL
    Thanks so much for the inspiration! ;O)

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  90. Hi Bev,
    I'm sure you hear this all the time, but I just have to say that I think you are the most talented card maker out there. I spent much of my time today going back in time through your previous posts, all the way to the beginning and boy am I tired! lol
    Your use of color and layers, along with the bling is masterful. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Now I need to stop gawking and get to work on my own cards! lol

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  91. How sweet is this little princess. Love it.

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  92. Bev, this is beyond drop dead gorgeous! I love all the pinks in this card and your accents are perfect!

    Thanks for the great tutorial too.

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  93. What a beautiful card Bev and thanks for the masking tutorial!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  94. Beautiful card and an excellent tutorial!

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  95. i just love checking out what's new with your blog! your cards are really gorgeous!

    hugs from the Philippines!
    sheene

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  96. Lovely card Bev, and thanks for the great tutorial

    Chris x

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  97. Stunning!! LOVE those papers, oh my gosh, everytime I see a card you made I see something else I NEED, LOL. That punch looks yummy to me too, might need that one also. ;o)

    Loved to see how you do your masking!

    xx Naoual

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  98. Thank you so much for the fine tutorial! Love your card! Very-very beautiful!

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  99. those flowers are absolutely gorjus!

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  100. Oh Bev, you are so sharing. I definitely have to try this masking technique, you really make it look like childs play. Your card is just stunning and I once again just love your trademark flower arrangements. Hugs from Desire

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  101. Bev, thank you soo much for the tut on masking xx I have a chance of actually being able to achieve this now. Oh & the card is just amazing xx

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  102. Thank you for the tutorial and for this wonderful princess-card!
    Hugs, Renate

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  103. This one also is so lovely! The girls must love it! So sweet! The coloring and colors is so lovely!

    Hugs

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  104. So glad I bookmarked this like I said earlier in the comments list, I hope you don't mind but your tutorial was so good that I had to blog about it here. (http://treesawardincrafts.blogspot.com/2009/04/cinderella-goes-to-ball.html)

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Thanks for visiting!

Bev x

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