Saturday, August 20, 2011

Week 3 with Kyra

Welcome to week with 3 with Kyra and "Basket Buddies"! Today she has put together this beautifully masked collage of mixed sets and images. I especially love this chocolate point Siamese she colored! Check out her card making instructions below.

I stamped the postage stamp frame from Tami Mayberry's "Special Delivery" set with London Fog Memento ink. I stamped the puppies and kitties, from "Basket Buddies," with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I masked the kitties and puppies, stamped the leaves from Melanie's "A Year of Leaves," and put masks over them as well.

Using Ranger Distress Inks, I blended colors around the masked images to build a base background. I sprayed the piece with water and dripped alcohol in a few places on the ink background. Note: when working with alcohol, always apply it and let it dry before using alcohol based markers.

When everything was dry, I removed the masks and colored the images with Copic markers. I put glossy accents on their eyes and the puppies' noses, and set them aside to dry. When they had dried, I stamped "First Class" and "Best Friends" on the panel.

I stamped Tami's "I Love You" cancellation in Tuxedo Black, then stamped the bow from "Basket Buddies" over it. I cut out the cancellation and bow image, and a coordinating scalloped circle. I cut out the bold Chocolate Chip pure luxury base, distressed it a little, then used my faux stitching method to give it a nice finish. I adhered these four pieces together, then set aside to finish the rest of the card.

{faux stitching video can be found here:}

The base is Fresh Asparagus Pure Luxury, topped with a 5.25" x 4" piece of Cosmo Cricket Leaf and Acorn paper. The center piece is Pure Luxury Blue Raspberry, slightly distressed, topped with a coordinating striped paper from Cosmo Cricket and a line of Hobby Lobby organdy ribbon and bow.

I assembled all the pieces, then added the star and nailheads to the upper left. The center of the bow is a Robin's Nest dew drop. I used the Center Stage Spotlight Alumni's sketch for the design.

Now please go see Kyra's blog for another inspiring project!

Tomorrow, a bookmark from me with two recent sets, but no pets! :)


  1. What a lovely card! That's a lot of masking, but the result is fabulous!

  2. Kyra, this is beautiful. Love the mixture of these adorable stamps and the beautiful colors.

  3. what a fabulous card! love all the animals together - way to go Kyra!

  4. Wow! This is an awesome card! Love how it turned out!!


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