Friday, September 21, 2012

MCT September Mini Release Blog Hop!

Hello! You should have arrived from Nancy's Blog...if not, head HERE to start at the beginning. Today I am showing a masking technique using the new Just Tags die set from MyCreativeTime. I started by cutting the tag out of the middle of a square piece of Post It craft paper {it's sticky}...love this stuff to use for making masks. This is going to end up being a sort of one layer card. :) 
I free cut some of the Post It craft paper to make masks for snowy hills and added them over the negative space left by the tag...
Swirl on tumbled glass distress ink...
Then I added broken china around the edges and a little to the "window" edges...
I removed the hill masks and stamped the snowman from the It's A Magical Season set. Don't worry that it looks kinda crazy right now, there's a method to my madness. :) I white heat embossed the snow from the It's A magical Season . Make sure that you dry the distress ink before embossing or it'll stick where you do not want embossing powder. {mine did a little at the top}...but I'll fix it later...
And here's what it looks like after removing the square mask...
Here I added the tag mask over the scene I've been making to do some more stamping. I also masked off the blue edges with strips of Post It craft paper...
Peeled off the outer masks after stamping the snow from the It's A Magical Season set. 
I added the black outlines while the mask was still on. Also I drew in the snowy hills...Still looking crazy, but it's coming right along....And here it is all finished....
I paper pieced the snowman from It's A Magical Season. I white heat embossed the sentiment which is also from the It's A Magical Season set
I used my sakura stardust pen to add sparkle to bits of the scene. To finish it off, I added a double twine bow and a sparkly snowflake over top. Got the twine here.  I really dig how this turned out! Looks like a few layers, but it isn't. :) And just for fun...here's my helper Miss Jinxy-Cedrika



Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous ROSY

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95 comments:

  1. You TOTALLY GET an A++++ for this EXCELLENT tutorial!!! WOW! I am thoroughly IMPRESSED w/the entire process!!! I am SO PROUD of you!!! Your card could NOT have been MORE PERFECT!!! It TOTALLY looks like more layers!!! OMG! its AWESOME! THANK YOU!;)
    xoxo
    Emma:)
    P.S. I'm sure your little ADORABLE guest did most of the work!!! hehehe!;)

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  2. This is AWESOME Nikki!! I love how you have added the illusion of layers with the masking technique. Fabulous job!!

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  3. thanks for sharing.

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  4. This card is gorgeous! We don't get snow in my area of Australia but I think I would love to try this technique with some other sort of theme too! :)

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  5. WOW, LOVE this card. I really appreciate the tutorial. I'm always left wondering...How'd she do that? Now I know. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is so inspirational!!!

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  6. Nikki, You always outdo yourself! Love this!

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  7. OMG Ya Nikki! So happy you did a tutorial. Girl as I say every time your background stamping is beautiful. You ROCKED IT! I cant wait to try this on my own now. Just Lovely! TFS AJ-

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  8. Love snowmen ... Thanks for the tutorial!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  9. Great snowman tag. Thanks for the terrific tutorial.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  10. Wow, this is super fantastic cute! I'll have to get some masking paper and try this out. Looks time consuming but the end result is great!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, Nikki! Thanks for the excellent tutorial! I will have to try this!

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  12. That card is absolutely amazing! Your instructions are incredible!

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  13. What a GORGEOUS card! Love how you used the stamps and dies!!
    Awesome job!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  14. I love your tutorial!The color combo on this cute card really makes Mr. Snowman POP! Great Work Nikki!
    Many Sweet Creations...
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  15. nikki! this is amazing! all the layering of embossing and paper piecing is fabulous! love your step by step instructions too!

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  16. Nikki ~ OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMGGGGGGGG! I am in AWE! I almost fell off my chair! This was a FABULOUS and I mean FABULOUS picture Tutorial!!! I always say this but it is just STUNNING and I LOVE it!!! I LOVE how you did this and I need to give this a try! You always say your waiting for something to dry and now I see why! THANK YOU for sharing this technique and your BEAUTIFUL card! Oh I LOVE your guest DT too ~ too CUTE She must be the supervisor! AWESOME job as always!!

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  17. Wow...amazing...love that technique! Lee-Ann :)

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  18. That is an amazing card...great job again =) tracyzahm@yahoo.com

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  19. What a darling card! I love your little snowman, he's sooo cute. You did a great job! Your adorable cat is an added bonus!!

    Misty
    http://cardsbygeyda.blogspot.com/

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  20. LOVE your card! It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial! It is much apprecaited!

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  21. Love all the masking techniques. I often forget about that.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  22. WOW beautiful job and loved how you showed us how you did it. I loved to see techniques I never have used.
    Deb C

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  23. Wow! Your techniques are wonderful. Thank you for the awesome instructions! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

    I am a follower of your site!

    Thank you for a super fun blog hop! Always love to see your projects!

    Suzanne Roseberry
    sroseberry@ymail.com
    zannieberry.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow, your card turned out so shimmery and glistens bringing a chill.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  25. O wow this is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing how you made it!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Wow, I love how you did this card!! Thanks for teaching us how to do this. I also love you little helper!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

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  27. FANTASTIC job with your AWESOME card Nikki!I loved to see techniques,Thank you!!!Just BEAUTIFUL,Have a great day!!!:)

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  28. HOLY GUACAMOLE, this is awesome!!!! Your card is GORGEOUS and I LOVE the pictorial!!!!! How fun to have Miss Jinxy joining us for the hop today. :)

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  29. BRAVO!!! OK, if this is as close as You'll Get to a Video. I'll Take IT!...for now that is. Fantabulous Nikki! Smooches...

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  30. Love your card Miss Nikki! Thanks for sharing.

    Kat
    kat.raymond@gmail.com

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  31. Beautiful work. Turned out stunning.

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  32. I really LOVE all the details you added to this card...so cute! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and inspiration!!!

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  33. Thanks for sharing your card and tutorial, I love it!

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  34. I'm glad jinxy could be your helper. She looks very intent! Loved the tutorial. I've not seen this sticky paper, so I need to look.

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  35. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, so creative:)
    Lori H.
    bananalori at gmail dot com

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  36. That is a gorgeous card, just love it. And Miss Jinxy-Cedrika is adorable. She looks like she would be a great helper. My cat usually comes in my craft room and falls asleep under my desk!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  37. This is beautiful. Love it.

    craftmethis@gmail.com

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  38. Wow...great idea...how super cute! I wish I would think about all these great masking tips when making a card!!

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  39. Wow thanks for sharing your card is beautiful!!

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  40. Gorgeous card!!

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  41. Mini but GREAT! Love the tags and all around goodies sentiments in this release. :) Thanks for the step by step tutorial! AWESOME card!
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  42. Great way to use this tag die--so cute!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  43. Great job on your card. Love all the details and masking technique.

    Sew Sweet N Crafty
    SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com
    SewSweetNCrafty@gmail.com

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  44. HOLY CRAP!!! THAT IS AMAZING!! You are so going to have to do more of these tutorials!!! AWESOME lady!!!

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  45. this is a gorgeous card, love it. I have always wanted to try masking but it looks so complicated, thanks for the tips
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  46. Very cute card! Love the snowman and the glitter.

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  47. Such a cute card!! I love your snowman!!
    Angela
    chewiescrappin@hotmail.com

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  48. Your amazing with all he detail put into this card! Simply amazingly adorable! Love all the colors and sparkle!The sentiment tag is gorgeous!

    Crafty hug,
    Debbie

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  49. Your card is fantabulous! Thanks for showing us how you did the masking! I am going to have to give this a try. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful day! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  50. awesome card thanks for shareing

    Lucinda
    lucindac@telus.net

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  51. Wow! Awesome card & its so pritty!

    patient_pink_panther@yahoo.com

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  52. Thanks for sharing how you did this, Nikki! I love the way it turned out1 ~hugs, Saundra Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  53. HI Love your card so nice i love snowmen.
    LindaB
    top2kop@hotmail.com

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  54. Cute card...Thanks for the tutorial...

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  55. Very pretty card.

    Taneia
    mztaneia@gmail.com

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  56. What a beautiful card. thank you for the tutorial will be trying this idea out!!
    Lynn Rowe
    cubasbluesmurf@hotmail.com

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  57. I used to use masking when I did ceramics never thought about doing it with paper! thanks for a great old/new idea and I love the way your card turned out!

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  58. Gorgeous card + tutorial = BONUS for all of us wanting to learn new techniques! Your approach here has definitely added another layer of 'must have' to these sets. I'm convinced. Totally! Thank you for inspiring!
    cmayne@shaw.ca

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  59. WAY FLIPPIN' COOL! I LOVE this picture by picture tutorial. I think I'm going to need some of the post it paper! AMAZING! This is definitely one of my all time favorites of yours! Awesome job. Hugs- Glora

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  60. This is too cool. I had no idea post it had craft paper. Have to find some of that. Your detailed pictures are great and your cards are amazing as usual. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    leeceratops@comcast.net

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  61. This is so beautiful, and it is still layers...just a different kind of layers. So gorgeous. I moved to Seattle 28+ years ago to get away from the snow...but, still appreciate this lovely setting! Love that your little furry Princess is so helpful...my little fur Princess spends most of her time trying to get in my lap. Thanks for taking the time to put together this tutorial! Much appreciated.
    XOXOX & Blessings,
    Carol
    hrhcva@gmail.com

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  62. Love this card! Thanks for the tutorial,that masking is such a clever way to do it

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  63. this is an awesome card! I love everything about it! and thanks for the step by step details....I need them! awesome job! thanks for sharing!
    brwneyes46@gmail.com

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  64. WOW!! That is one BEAUTIFUL card! All the details and instructions are awesome! TFS!

    Cindy - 1mamacyn@gmail.com

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  65. THank you for the step by step. So many masking techniques. The card turned out beautifully. TFS

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  66. I love how your card turned out...so many steps but so worth it. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  67. Cute snowman card. Thanks for the tutorial, too. I have to try this.

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  68. I love this idea!!

    scrapnatic@yahoo.com

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  69. Love the card and your tutorial. Thank you!

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  70. Gorgeous!
    Ginascreativeplace.blogspot.com

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  71. Beautiful card! Love each technique, great design TFS

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  72. WOW Nikki!
    What a GORGEOUS Card!!! You did a FABULOUS job creating this Magical Christmas Card...thank you for sharing your step by step tutorial as well! Have a great weekend! :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  73. what an great technique thanks so much for showing us that!! i know its alot of work and we really apprecaite!! Beautiful work!!!


    beth l
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  74. Such a great card and great technique!

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  75. Love the card and I do love snowmen... Thanks for sharing the technique too.. texasdreamweaver at yahoo dot com

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  76. Ha I came here from the Kick Start class, but I have to tell you this card is absolutely gorgeous and looks so dimentional to be just one layer. If I had not see the way it came together I would have thought it was layered. Very good work. TFS

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  77. WOW Nikki, what an amazing card. It does look like a layered card. Absolutely beautiful. Your cat is so cute :)

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  78. Lots of great things happening on this card. I love it!

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  79. Nikki that card is spectacular! I could only ever make one or two of those at a time - certainly not something to mass-produce, with so much detail! Thanks for sharing!
    Much love
    Deb.
    mattdeb(dot)mccleary(at)bigpond(dot)com
    http://debsobsession.blogspot.com.au/

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  80. great card, love the techniques you used. tfs reragland@hotmail.com

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  81. Love the colorful snowman card..it almost looks 3D...thanks for sharing! - - - Karen

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  82. Love this card. Thanks for the directions on "how to" All the added embellishments just set it off beautifully. TFS --C

    christinescreativecards@gmail.com

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  83. Very creative card.
    tfs
    Evelyn
    evl14512 at gmail.com

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  84. So so love this card. Just happens I love snowmen! And hello Jinxy! Kelly

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  85. Absolutely gorgeous! As a newbie, I really appreciate it! Thanks for the tutorial from an Army Wife of an Active Duty Soldier of 21 years! :-)

    Sincerely,
    Lisa

    brrchillin at hotmail.com

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  86. Love the snowman card, the colors are just perfect.

    Jess
    craftingwithjess@gmail.com

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  87. I really love the card you made, it is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

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  88. Your card is great! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm definitely going to trying this technique!

    Julie L.

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  89. That's a great card and tutorial. Shawn spencer
    Golfwidow@frontiernet.net

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  90. You had me at snowman! This project is so stinkin' cute! I really want to try all of this, so Thank You for the step-by-step instructions.

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  91. All I can say is "WOW"! Your patience for card crafting is inspirational. Pam

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