More Reverse Masking

I have had a couple of comments regarding the reverse masking so here are two of the cards that we made in the class on Thursday night.

The first is a card inspired by the incredibly talented Claire Daly, who I find so much inspiration from, I just love her work and I am sure you will too, so check out her website, and you will find the original of this card if you click on her Christmas Cards area.  I have made mine a little more simple, left off ribbon and brads but I just love the combination of the two stamp sets used here, and the way it looks like snow on the spire of the church and on the trees.  I am starting to get in the mood for Christmas already! 🙂  It is hard to see in the photo, but the tree which is outside the oval masked area is glittery.

Stamp Sets: A Wish For Peace, Lovely as a Tree, Snow Swirled.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip.

Inks: Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Silver Encore.

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Markers, Oval Reverse Mask, Scallop Circle punch for the corners, Two-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.

Ok and for the second card….

I got a little carried away with sponging the chocolate chip around the top (my three year old says it is a storm cloud!) and then when I tried to fix it I made it worse (of course!) – a lesson to be learnt, which I should know by know – never try to fix things up, it only makes them look worse.  Anyway, you all need to know that I am only human 🙂  Truth is, I was too busy chatting!

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Kraft, Chocolate Chip.

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Oval Reverse Mask, ribbon from my own stash.

I do hope these inspire you to try something a little different.

Chris

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Wedding Card

The original idea for this card came from Gay Hunter, a lady who started off doing some of my classes and has become a customer and friend.  She came to me one day saying that she needed to make a Wedding Card for some friends and wondered if I would help her with it.  She had an idea for the design, which we tweaked a little, and here is the end result.  I think it is absolutely stunning as a wedding card, so well done Gay, don’t stop with this one, I’ll have to get you on here more often as my “Guest Designer” 🙂

I do apologise for the photo, it was taken at night as turned out a bit glarey, but you get the idea!

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, A Wish for Peace

Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver

Inks: Versamark

Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Ribbon from Gay’s personal stash!

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes and Gay Hunter

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