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Monday, July 3, 2017

MIM # 290 Combining Stenciling and Masking

I just had to get in one last card before I am gone for 16 days...family time...
I loved this MIM from Betsy, so quickly did this card (a couple of times...mess ups)  And wouldn't you know my re-positional tape ran out!
I used Fresh Bouquet and the sentiment from Beautiful Berries.
Ok, DH is wondering where I am...it is 11 PM and we have an early flight out...so off I go.
Thanks for stopping by...I will be missing for a couple of weeks!
Oh, and I made the background stencil myself by tearing the paper...I cut the paper to the card size, then marked iwth a pencil at the 3/4 inch line, using my fiskars paper cutter, I made two diagonal lines in opposite corners, then I simply tore the paper.  I did love the look of Betsy's new stencil that comes in the latest Make It Market Kit but I had to improvise!

Heart Hugs, friends!



14 comments:

  1. Great card with lovely coloring and masking. I love that you made your own stencil for the cool background. Have a wonderful time and we'll see you when you get back.

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  2. Beautiful card Colleen! Love your background color and great stamp set to use...I'm using the same one too! Hope you have wonderful away and family time!! :0)

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  3. Colleen, your card is beautiful. I love the contrast with the yellow...I thought about using Fresh Bouquet, too!

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  4. Gorgeous card, and I love your torn stencil.

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  5. Awesome techniques you used for your lovely card, Colleen!! Very pretty flowers!! Enjoy your time away!!

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  6. So, so beautiful! Colleen, love your gorgeous card and those flowers are so perfect! Happy 4th of July!

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  7. What a great idea! I love that you improvised your 'stencil' look. Such a gorgeous card. Your colors are so very rich.

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  8. Love the colours and was surprised that you made the stencil by tearing paper. Such a clever idea and beautiful card. Enjoy your break.

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  9. Colleen, what a beautiful card! I love all the bright colours!

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  10. Great job with making your own background stencil. Love the torn edge look. Such bright and cheerful colours for your card, Colleen. And a fantastic technique that I must try. Have a wonderful vacation, my friend. xx

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  11. Beautiful Colleen! Have fun on your trip!!

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  12. Oh my word Colleen! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Have a great time on vacation!

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  13. Love your choice of florals and colors. The card turned out beautifully!!

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  14. It's beautiful, Colleen. Love your background color choice.

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