Today I have a card and a mess to share with you! I’ve been taking the Mask-erade class over at Online Card Classes, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and have learned a lot from.
I made this card with Fineline Masking Fluid. It was inspired by Jennifer’s cards from Day 3. I have used masking paper with this stamp before, but I think I like this technique just as well. I’m going to play the card over at ATSM Challenge #146 – ANYTHING GOES + DT CALL and WAW’s Challenege #185.
Below you can see my first attempt at using the masking fluid. Ugggh! Lots of coloring and ink blending wasted. I think my ink was wet and I used too much fluid on parts and then not enough on others. Then I didn’t wait long enough to do the inking or pull the fluid off. Also, I used watercolor paper. Maybe that caused a problem?
Anyhow, on to the non-flubbed up card. First I stamped the flower image in SU’s Razzleberry and then applied the masking fluid. I waited a while to make sure it was dry. Next, I did some ink blending with 3 different SU greens and a Ranger mini ink blending tool. Then, I removed the masking fluid. Phew! I didn’t mess this one up! I colored in the flower with my SU markers and stamped the sentiment and leaves. Then I trimmed the panel down and added it to a SU Bermuda Bay card base.
I was thinking of my family when I made this card. This was a tough week at my house. We received some very disappointing news from my husband’s work – his retirement was disapproved. I’m choosing to trust God, I know that
He’s with us and has better plans for us than I could ever ask for or imagine. I will praise God for His goodness and faithfulness even when I am sad and I will walk by faith, not by sight.
This week, 28 May, my husband and I celebrated 21 years of marriage. We’ve been together since we were 16 – fast approaching 30 years. He’s my best friend and an incredibly patient and loving husband. Yesterday, he brought the bouquet below because “it’s still our anniversary week” :).
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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1