Monday, December 1, 2014

Venetian Mask Cards and So Suzy Stamps

Happy December everyone! Some of you may have seen me singing & dancing the news on Instagram a few weeks back (or noticed the addition to my sidebar here on the blog), but now I can truly sing from the rooftops about my joining the new So Suzy Stamps design team! Wheeeee!!!


Our first challenge post is up on the blog today, and it's a fun one - Anything Goes! Just grab those So Suzy Stamps stamps and let your creativity fly. I decided to play with the Venetian Mask and it's matching sentiment, and my oh my do I love them. Remember the teaser photo I showed yesterday:


Well that's the inside of this lovely card:


I played with lots of watercolors and water color paper one night and created lots of pretty backgrounds. I pulled out this one and heat embossed the mask in white on top, then added some white stitching with a gel pen. A little matting with deep gray paper and then I added the whole thing with foam tape to the white card base. So soft and lovely.

I really wanted the sentiment on the front of the card, so I grabbed a darker background from the stack and just stamped the mask on top with some dark gray ink. To add the sentiment without taking away from the mask, I heat embossed it onto vellum and wrapped it around the watercolor paper. More matting with the same dark gray paper and some stitching added with a silver marker. More foam tape onto another white card base and this one was done, too!


I love how I used the same stamps on two different cards and got such different results. I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge. Be sure to go link up your creations here by the end of the month, and Happy Crafting!

Supplies used:
Love Takes off the Mask stamp
Venetian Mask stamp
(if you go shopping at a2z Scrapbooking, be sure to use Jennifer15 for your discount!)
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
White Gel Pen
Silver Marker