Friday, December 30, 2011

Welcome to my last Fabulous Friday fun post. This week I am doing a masking technique that is quite easy and gives such a great look.

I cut a die cut using a Spellbinders heart die and then sprayed the heart with Glimmer mist. 

After it dried completely, I used removable double sided tape to adhere the die cut to my white card base. 

I used a distressing tool by Ranger Industries and distressing ink to create my background.

Holding the tool at the base instead of the handle, I was able to distress an even coat of the Fired Brick ink. Here it is partially done.

From this picture above I continued bringing small bits of ink onto the card base. A little at a time is the best way to go. You can always add more but you can't take away excess ink.

After I was finished I took off the die cut heart and revealed a white heart.

The two smaller hearts were sprayed with glimmer mist. Next I needed to color my smallest heart on the back side so when the heart was folded up you could see red. Once dry from the mist and ink, I bent the smallest heart in half and adhered just that seam to the center of the larger heart.

From here I sewed the two hearts together at the seam.and then attached them to the center of the white masked heart. Flip up the sides of the smallest heart to add interest and depth. 

From here I added rhinestones to the center and colored the thread with a Copic marker.

I stamped the sentiment using red ink onto another Spellbinders die cut and colored the heart in with red Stickles.

I am doing a special large giveaway for anyone that does my FFF and posts it HERE by January 1st, 2012. I'm out shopping and picking up fun scrappy stuff to add to the prize with each trip out. They may have something to do with the FFF posts. Don't miss out.

Like I said above this will be my last Fabulous Friday Fun. Things are so busy that I just don't have the spare time like I did before. They are requiring me to work more hours which cuts into my creative time. I hope you have enjoyed this 3 month series of tutorials.


  1. Where's the final picture :)
    I enjoy your blog dear friend!

  2. Cindy, I have definitely enjoyed the FFF posts. So sorry to hear you won't be doing them anymore, but I completely understand time restraints. Hope you don't go missing ENTIRELY from blogging, cuz I would miss ya friend!
    Hugz and already have an idea for this tutorial. I guess I better get crafting...LOL!

  3. Masking has always been one of my very favorite techniques and this is a BEAUTIFUL example!

  4. Love the final product!!! :)

  5. Pretty! It is fun to see how the idea evolves.


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