Monday, 1 October 2012

Holly the lot, Spoldge Mask

Holly the Lot, Splodge Mask

I just love this mask, I was amazed at just how well it embossed through my Grand Calibur (I'm normally a Big Shot girl, but had to revert as these masks are too big, in a good way!)
Top tip: these masks give a really deep impression so I used some greaseproof paper when I put it through the machine to stop the tan mat sticking.

I found the Centura Pearl Card and Clarity Coated/silk card gave the best results (some of the cheaper/uncoated card stock cracked!)
For this card I used Silver Foil card stock by Bazzill Basics and embossed it using the Holly the lot mask. I used Clarity coated/silk card and also embossed the mask. I got to work loading up my Splodge mat with Distress ink (pine needles) and used my brayer to add the colour.
Top Tip: I found the brayer gave me this effect by leaving a white edge around the holly giving more of a dimensional effect, the ranger blending tool gives great coverage but you loose the white edging!

The card has been edged using my blending tool with Distress ink (fired brick). I have punched small holes around the scallop card with a mini hand punch and coloured in the berries on the foil background with a promarker (berry red)

I have added more dimension by braying another piece of card and cutting out some of the holly leaves, adding a foam pad for depth. To finish with a bit of sparkle I've used a 2 way glue pen to add detail to the leaves and added some ultra fine glitter. The ribbon is by Brenda Pinnock, and some sparkly peel offs are made by Starform.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card, I know I am biased but I love the SplodgeAway masks and this is one of my favourite Christmas masks x