Friday, October 14, 2011

Masking! Birthday card and tag

I went to the Cardiff Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show recently and picked up some masks and spritz paints - been dying to play with these for ages!  I had a birthday card and gift tag to make and as one of the masks I had bought was The Crafter's Workshop 'Mini Numerals' this seemed like a good opportunity for a play :)

I used a yellow card from my stash and a small Size 5 tag from PaperArtsy.  I sprayed onto the card and tag through the mask (moving it each time) using 'Sunset Strip' and 'Princess' Vibez Shimmerz Paints and 'Ruby' Spritz Shimmerz Paints.  I dried the tag with a heat gun inbetween each layer of paint, and then added some extra 'Sunset Strip' to give the tag and card a yellow colour.  I also gave the card an extra spritz of 'Ruby' (because by that point I was just having fun spraying stuff LOL)
I inked around the edges in 'Broken China' Distress Ink and then stamped the cog designs around the edges (these are for a male recipient so was trying to make it a little masculine!).  I added a 'Happy Birthday' and balloon stamp in black StazOn (stamps by Inspirations) and coloured these with a Letraset marker and some gold and orange Stickles.  I raided my stash for some random number stickers and added these to the card, as well as some stick-on gems from Papermania and some ribbon from my stash for the tag.

I really liked the idea of matching the card and tag design - the tag is definitely my favourite though! Do you match the stationery for your gifts? What are your favourite tips?

Happy scrapping!

Gayle xx

4 Scrappy thoughts:

dianapena8 said...

You used a lot of cool techniques, loving the tag too, what a creative way of using the numbers on the card, I always have left over numbers so I'll definitely try using them this way =D

Kirsten Alicia said...

Love these projects, the colours are gorgeous.

Jean said...

So cool!

Erica said...

so fun and colorful!