Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spectacular 2015!

Hi friends,

Happy New year! It feels like forever since my last post. I got so busy with friends and get-togethers. Apart from that I am working on a tall order of  wedding invites so time is just flying.

Today, I am sharing a card (with tutorial) which showcase masking - to give dimension & depth in a single layer card.




 I bought this mft stamp because I love those sentiments. But the images of spectacles are too small (as my cards are 5" x 7") to use it as focal point. So I used this stamp from Hot Off the Press too.






1. On the card base, position the round die & stamp to decide how you want to lay them.





2. Take a copy paper as big as your card front. Draw a circle with the help of die at desired position.    Tear the paper by hand to cut out the circle.( you can cut it with die too but i love that deckle edge)







3. Use the negative to mask the base and stamp those spectacles with two different shades of grey.







4. Remove the negative mask. Cover the stamped area with cut-out circle - positive mask and apply chalk over the edges to define it. This will give an instant pop &  dimension to the stamped portion.









5. Stamp the bigger image in black & add sentiment.
6. I wanted to add something on the bottom. I decided to use Simonsays this stamp as it has similar fonts as mft. Mask the bottom with torn paper & stamp few words. Apply chalk.





7. I made another card too. In this I made a mask of big spectacle by stamping and fussy cutting from copy paper. Lay that mask under the negative circle mask before stamping. This will push focal point in front giving  more depth to the background.




   

                                                                                               


Hope you enjoyed reading it and will give it a try.



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18 comments:

  1. This is brilliant.......thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Your card is spectaluar as well. :) what a great masking and stamping!

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  3. You card is spectacularly trendy ! hard to believe it is one layer only ..Thanks for sharing the process.

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  4. Ohh...its a one layer...but wen I c it for first time I thought its a layered n die cut one...but this is superb ...and thanks for sharing this brilliant tutorial..:)

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  5. What a super clever card Neha! A great technique! Hazel x

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  6. I totally second what Tanvi said ..Your card is just brilliant ..awesome mix of font in the sentiment and just fabulous masking !!Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

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  7. Lovely card and beautiful technique.. Love the stamping.. Amazing..!! Keep it up..!!

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  8. Brilliant card, thank's for your tutorial, I love seeing how things are done !! Love the spectacle theme too. Love it ! Happy New Year Neha !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  9. Brilliant card- Neha, I really enjoy your creations!

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  10. Can you say, GENIUS?! This is - yes, I have to say it, - spectacular, Neha!! I will have to come back and continue staring at your tutorial some more. Thank you for taking the time to do that for us! It's a bit over my head at present, but I'm mesmerized by it!! And thank you so much for linking it to my NBUS Challenge #3!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Amazing card! Love your masking tutorial!! I'll have to CASE you on this one sometime!

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  12. This is just too too cute! thank you for sharing your process : )

    Patti

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  13. I came over to visit from Darnell's blog where you were in her "new friends corner" and stayed, and stayed. I love all your creations, Neha. These glasses cards are indeed "spectacular". And it's amazing how changing the inking and stamping makes the background recede. I am now following your blog.

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  14. What a spectacular design, Neha! Each of your entry is amazing! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

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  15. What a cool and trendy design!! Love it :)

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  16. I love the design of your card! So cute!

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