Sunday, February 22, 2015

Masking & Masking

Hello Everyone!
Всем привет!

Today I am sharing two cards made with different techniques. The first one is for International Women's Day which is National Holiday in Russia and basically substitutes Mother's Day and even I would say St. Valentine's Day. Because every girl and woman will receive a lot of flowers at school, office or home. The sentiment in Russian says: "Happy 8th March".
Сегодня я показываю две открытки, выполненные в разных техниках:
Firstly, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold, them masked off the sentiment and edges of the card and sponged Distress Inks through a stencil. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed the card with gold to add a soft shimmer.
Для первой открытки я использовала маски и трафарет, через который нанесла дистресс чернила и золотой спрей.
I am submitting this card to:
Эту открытку я подаю в следующие конкурсы:
- One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #13, where the theme is You Blend!
где тема смешивание. 

Addicted to CAS #57, with a cue word MASK
где ключевое слово - Маска
- and to CASology #134, with a cue word MONOCHROME
где ключевое слово - Одноцветное
- and to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #9, where the theme is THINK PINK
где ключевое слово - Розовое

The second card is all about stamping and tags:
Моя вторая открытка, выполнена в простой технике оттисков, и опять немного масок:
Greeting Card with Painted Poppies from Altenew by Sweet Kobylkin

I am entering this card to Tag You're It! #15 challenge, where inspiration comes from a card of Donna Mikasa. I started with stamping poppies on a piece of Soft Stone PTI CS. To follow the suggested colour combo I added dots with a thin brush. Then I die cut a tag and stamped the sentiment, then masked it off and stamped a poppy. To finish I heat embossed the center of the poppy in black, and attached the tag to the card using foam pads.
Эту открытку я подаю в конкурс Tag You're It! #15, где для вдохновения предложили открытку Донны Микасы. Чтобы соблюсти цветовую гамму, я напечатала маки на сером кардстоке и нанесла тонкой кистью точки. На вырубленном ярлыке сделала оттиск надписи, затем замаскировала её и отпечала мак. В завершение сделала горячее тиснение черным тычинок мака. Ярлык посадила на вспененных скотч.

Thanks for visiting! I wish you a nice start of the week!
Спасибо, что заглянули. Желаю, легкого начала недели!
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Card I
Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: Питерский Скрапклуб
Inks: DI Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberries, Festive Berries, Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Other: Filigree EP Gold, MB Stencil Pattern Lanthenay, Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold

Card II
Cardstock: PTI Soft Stone and White
Stamps: Altenew Painted Poppy and Label Love
Inks: PTI Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Orange Zest and Hawaiian Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Emboss It! Pen Black
Other: MS EP Black, MFT Die-namics Tags Stax


  1. You've made a gorgeous frame, Ksenija! I love the shimmer and the beautiful pinks! Great job of masking! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at ATCAS!

    1. Thank you, Bonnie, for your kind words and inspiration! Love your card with Summer flowers!

  2. Beautiful cards Ksenija! Love the frame and the pink and gold looks really great together. Thanks for sharing your talent with us over at Addicted to CAS!

    1. Thank you, Joanna! I really enjoyed your card with ME Tiny Hero, specially grey off set mats that add masculinity to your cute card!

  3. You are such a talented card maker, Ksenija. I just love visiting your blog! Your monochrome entry with its hint of gold is so elegant, and your spotty poppy card for Tag! You're it! is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

    1. Thank you, Hazel! I really like playing at CASology! And your card is so delicate: white flowers on grey CS with tiny black accents are just enough to be beautiful

  4. Both are beautiful love the one for tag you're it. Thanks for joining us over at tag you're it.

  5. Beautiful projects, love that beautiful bloom. Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

  6. Beautiful creations :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  7. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. Beautiful Beautiful cards. I love the poppy tag card especially the background on the card. Thanks for participating in TYIC! <3

  9. Ohmygosh! What beautiful cards! I love how you added the spritz of gold to the OLS's such a perfect touch to unite the sentiment and the background. Thanks so much for sharing this with the One-Layer Simplicity challenge.

  10. Gorgeous cards! I love the techniques you used. Thanks so much for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  11. Beautiful work! I just love the gold embossing - it looks SO pretty with the pink! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  12. What a beautiful make! I love how you put this together! The stencilling and embossing looks amazing!Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  13. i must say i just LOVE that you have a national WOMENS day rather than a Valentine's day. that is so fabulous. your card is very beautiful :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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