Enjoying some Masking

Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Challenges, Cuttlebug, Distress inks, Embossing, Happy Birthday Cards, Hero Arts, Stamping | 29 comments

I’m back with another card for the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.


Today I cut some stars out of some masking paper and then used the negative space as a mask. Then I clear heat embossed the Hero Arts Flower Dot pattern before blending in a rainbow of colours. Happy and bright and a one layer card 🙂

Enjoy|Marion Vagg

It’s hard to tell, but I covered the colourful stars in some clear Wink of Stella brush glitter pen.

Enjoy - Detail | Marion Vagg

I’m also entering this into the Hero Arts Birthday Challenge making a rainbow birthday card.



Stamps: Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern Stamp, Hero Arts Live and Laugh Stamp set (sentiment), Hero Arts Three Trees (star)

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White Cardstock

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Supplies: MFT Star Stax dies, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti-static pillow, Inkadinkadoo Masking paper, Sponge daubers, Zig Wink of Stella brush glitter pen – clear

For those of you taking the class, hopefully you are enjoying it as much as I am.

I’ll be back soon,



  1. Love the masked star card. The rainbow effect is beautiful!

  2. Absolutely stunning!!!

  3. Brilliant card, not only in the choice of colours but in the emotion it evokes; it made me smile.

  4. Wow, I LOVE how your card turned out! Such a cool technique!

  5. fabulous masking, Marion 🙂

  6. Wow!!! I love this card…i have to make one like this…thanks for the inspiration

  7. Wow!! This is stunning!

  8. A STUNNING one layer card!!

  9. I love this card Marion! And I am loving this class so much too!

  10. hello amazing card!!!! so fabulous and rainbow-y and wonderful!

  11. Love this card.

  12. Love this Marion! I’ve got a few ideas swimming in my head but instead am off to swim at the beach camping for the weekend…. hopefully I can join you back in class real soon!

  13. Brilliant! So crisp and bright and great depth! I need some masking paper!

  14. I love your card!! the stars are perfect!!

  15. This is really gorgeous, Marion! I love the pattern you chose for your stars and the beautiful rainbow of colors…so pretty!

  16. WOW this is so bright and cheerful! Wonderful card! I love it!

  17. Just LOVE this! So vibrant and CAS yet with great texture too. I will be casing this!

  18. So beautiful, Marion! Amazing shading! Congrats on your Hero Arts win! Yay!!

  19. Beautiful work, Marion! Congrats on your win at the HA blog this morning!!

  20. Congratulations on your Hero Arts Birthday Challenge win! I love this amazing card! Your design and colors are perfectly wonderful!

  21. Love everything about it!! Congrats on the well-deserved win!

  22. This is stunning! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!!!

  23. Marion, this is such a fabulous card – love it! Big congratulations on your win!

  24. Gorgeous card Marion, love these colourful stars, congrats on your win, Cathy x

  25. Congrats on your Hero Arts Birthday Challenge win – just love your rainbow stars!!

  26. Congrats on your well deserved win at Hero Arts! This card is so fabulous, Marion…I’m not one bit surprised that you were one of the winners!!!

  27. You’re the winner and I am not surprised. This is a fabulous card, and the fact that it is homework from OCC is even better. Pinned already.

  28. Congratulations on the highlight in class! Your card looks awesome!

  29. Beautiful card!

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