January Release Projects...
New Fancy Pants Day One: Be You

New Make it Monday and some news...


Happy Monday.  :-)  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Ours felt a little hectic for some reason, although there really wasn't much going on now that I look back at it...not sure why I felt so busy!  :-)  

But, anyway...it's my turn to do the Make it Monday video for Papertrey Ink.  This week's technique is Ghost Masking (or 2-step Masking).  You can see the video HERE.  It's great for single layer cards. 

I made another card set this morning using this technique.  My cards this morning are a quick and easy version.  The card in the video uses multiple stamps and ink colors for the background.  My cards today use just the large single bouquet stamp from the new Lace Bouquet set and one ink color per card.  


I used the same mask for all six cards...so only one run through the diecut machine to create the mask.  The whole set only took me 15-20 minutes.  The technique is kind of fun because it makes you stop and wonder how it was done...but it's really pretty easy.  The look is similar to layering a vellum diecut over stamping, but personally, I don't have the best luck working with vellum.  My ink always smudges and I have trouble finding an adhesive that doesn't show through.  I decided it was more fun using it as a mask that I could toss when I was finished.  :-)  I hope you'll play along and try it out! 



In other news, I've been asked to join the Fancy Pants design team for the coming year!


I'm super excited to work with a paper/sticker company again...it's been awhile!  I love my stamps of course, but I'm excited about playing with pretty papers and embellishments again too!  I'm also hoping it gets me back into the scrapbooking groove a little more.  I really do miss it and my kids miss it too...they always love looking through their books...but sadly the last few years worth of photos are just sitting on my computer.  :-(  

So you'll be seeing my work over on the Fancy Pants blog and I'll be sharing some peeks of the new lines here soon!  For now, here's a card using their beautiful Winterland collection (available HERE, HERE and HERE)...


I used a Hero background stamp over the top of some subtle patterned paper from the Winterland collection, then topped it off with the "chill out" journaling card, a border sticker and some chipboard snowflakes.  I layered one of the snowflakes over a Filter Paper circle for a little added dimension.  


Ok...I'd better get moving...lots and lots of things on the to-do list this week!  Thanks for stopping by.  


Just-Because-Card-Set2 Finished size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"