“Last Thursdays”: High Tide Just Breathe Masked Square Card

Hi Stamping Friends!

There is still time to RSVP for tomorrow's "Last Thursdays" monthly card class if you're in the Fort Wayne, IN, area.  I'd love for you to join me and be sure to bring a new friend and you'll both receive a thank you gift from me!  See details by clicking the link below.

Today, I'm sharing another pair of cards that we'll be creating at the class. 

Don't Miss It!  Paper Pumpkin Special Tomorrow!—You'll definitely want to check back tomorrow because Stampin' Up! has let demonstrators know that there will be a "flash" promotion specially designed for new subscribers to Paper Pumpkin!  Details as soon as I have them!

•  •  •  •  •

Last Thursday June - banner

June "Last Thursdays" Class

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30pm. Fort Wayne, IN

Register Here By June 28


Just breathe masked - two cool

CASEd from Cindy Elam at Heart's Delight Cards.

High Tide Just Breathe Masked Square Cards

I can't get enough of the relaxing feel of the High Tide set and when it's paired with elements from the versatile Colorful Seasons bundle it gets even better!  These cards make me go, "aahhhhhh" by just looking at them.  I can't think of a better "encouragement" style card that you could send to a friend.

Just breathe masked - suede

Background Basics—I started this card by stamping the Colorful Seasons "Just Breathe" sentiment in Memento Black Ink onto a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White.  By stamping that first at the bottom, it helped me position the focal point a little better.  Once all of the stamping was done of the background layer, I adhered it to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock, then mounted it to a Soft Suede card base.

Just breathe masked - masking

Masked Square—To create the mask, I die-cut the same size Whisper White piece as my background, 3-3/4" x 5", using the largest square from the Layering Squares Framelits.  Then, I placed the die-cut window over the background layer.  Holding it securely in place, I sponged on some Pool Party ink, using a small circular motion and always starting off the square and working toward the center.  If you start your inked sponge off the square first, you'll avoid having ink blobs that sometime occur when the sponge first hits the paper. 

Just breathe masked - suede 2

Beach Scene Details—From there, it was just a matter of adding a few more stamped elements using images from the High Tide stamp set:

  • I stamped the waves image in Bermuda Bay at the bottom of the square.
  • I stamped the two reeds images in Crumb cake ink randomly underneath the square.
  • I stamped the seagulls in Memento Black near the top of the square.

  Just breathe masked - suede 3

To finish up, I die-cut a Seasonal Layers Thinlits Adirondack chair from Crumb Cake. To adhere it, I lightly sponged on some Multipurpose Glue.

Just breathe masked - sand

Two Cool—I changed up the color combination on my second card, this time layering Pacific Point onto Sahara Sand for the background.

Just breathe masked - sand 2

I thought the Soft Sky ink matched a little better with the Pacific Point waves and the reeds are in Sahara Sand.  The chair is still the same Crumb Cake color, even though it looks lighter than the other card. 

•  •  •  •  •

Shop Now For Items To Make These Projects


Shop My Online Store Now!

•  •  •  •  •

I'd Love To Hear From You!  Leave A Comment!

Warm Wishes Cool Cards signatureToo Cool Classes & Events Calendar

View Current Stampin' Up! Specials & Catalogs



In color club - ensemble
2017 In Color Club Signups Open!

Receive One NEW In Color & 4-Card Kit Each Month For 5 Months!


June host code photo_ad

June Thank You Gift—Tutorial For Fresh Florals Card Set

See Complete Details On June's Host Code


Leave a Comment