Friday, August 9, 2019

masking with glossy accents + new essentials by ellen

I'm sure I've said this before but masking is one of my very favorite stamping techniques! Recently I have discovered masking with Glossy Accents which I might love even more than regular masking!

Before we talk more about masking, I should mention that we are having a little hop today to share the latest Essentials by Ellen release (peek at the whole awesome release HERE)! If you are hopping with us, you should be arriving from my sparkly & talent friend Carissa Wiley's blog.
I love the look of the Glossy Accents all the time and I'm thrilled that it does double duty as a permanent mask! 

On these cards, I used Glossy Accents to mask my little ghosts and keep them bright white on colorful backgrounds. Here are my tips for masking with Glossy Accents...

  • use heavyweight cardstock like 110lb Solar White to avoid warping from the layer of Glossy Accents.
  • masking with Glossy Accents is a great way to highlight white images like ghosts!
  • apply Glossy Accents as close to the edge of the stamped image as possible.
  • use a craft pick to remove bubbles from wet Glossy Accents and pull into small spaces of the stamped image (if you don't have a fine tip applicator).
Here's a quick video...


Your next hop stop is Carolyn Peeler's beautiful blog. And EH is also giving away prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole August Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, August 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Carly


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44 comments:

Amanda Wilcox said...

Those colors! And those ghosts! And the glitter! Oh I love it all so much!!!

Betty Sue said...

Adorable and fun cards! Love the glossy accent technique!!

Susan T said...

Love the colors of these cards. So inspiring. Thanks for your creative spirit.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are darling! I LOVE THE BRIGHT BACKGROUNDS!!! (meghan.kennihan@gmail.com)

Arlene D said...

Cute! Thanks for the tip! LOVE the background colors!

Karthikha said...

I love these cute fun cards!! Beautiful backgrounds too! :)

Isabel Z said...

LOVE what you created!!!

Linda Anderson said...

Love the bright backgrounds. Thanks for the video.

whoistracy said...

How fun! Love the bright colors you used.

lostinpaper said...

Totally fun and clever idea Carly!

francesca said...

these bright colors are beautiful!! and those little ghosts are so cute!

Unknown said...

I never think to use pink for Halloween 🎃 but I like it!

Anonymous said...

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Joy Meadows said...

Very nice cards. Love the pink!

Jane Crisci said...

Such cute Halloween cards! My favorite holiday!

cghundley said...

How cute your cards
look. Love the pink
on them.
Carla from Utah

Janet D. said...

Great colors for your backgrounds!

Tami B. said...

Love that blended background, great color combo.

Sue D said...

I like the cute ghosts and the colorful backgrounds.

Teena said...

Thanks for the ideas. Never thought about masking with glossy accents

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors, sentiments, and adorable ghosts! Fun cards!

Karenladd said...

That stamped ghost background with the ink blending is such a fun look!

Unknown said...

Amazing inspiration!

DeniseHB said...

I love your technique of masking with the glossy accents. Your ghosts really did pop after you finished with the background warm color blend you used. The card will bring a smile to the recipient. thank you for sharing.

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~amy~ said...

These are ADORABLE...LOVE the colors!

Mabel Handmade said...

Fun use of color on your cards! Love the new release.

kelly said...

Love the masking tip - I am going to try that myself! Thanks

Christine_sz said...

Super colorful and fun cards!

Jo Malicoat said...

What cute and fun cards, thanks for sharing your masking technique!

Janet said...

Oh my goodness!!! I just love your adorable cards. I love the masked ghosts with the fabulous backgrounds. Thanks so much for the inspiration. :D

Ericka Strange said...

Love these fun bright cards! The colors are awesome and these little ghosts are a blast! Great job!

Teri S. said...

Thanks for your video & that great tip for masking. I think adding a dab of glitter to the ghosty tails was a good idea. I can see why you chose the 3 colours of D.O. inks to blend with as they are so vibrant & beautiful.

Jean said...

So very cute!

Tona said...

Great cards! That’s such a fun little ghost.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a cute ghost and great inked backgrounds.

shy324 said...

Love the cute white ghosts against those beautiful bright backgrounds.

Mary Holshouser said...

The ghosts make fun cards.
Great shading behind them.
thanks for sharing
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JMN said...

Adorable cards, such fun!

Lisa Byers said...

Love those Halloweeny backgrounds!! Such a great setting for ghosts and goblins!! Wonderful choice of colors!!

Tracey Landt said...

Such bright and happy cards, Carly. Great masking idea too. Thank you so much for sharing.
T x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the touch of glitter on the ghosts and the hot pink background!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Cute cards! Love the glossy accents and the glitter on the ghosts!

Eileen M said...

What adorable and unique cards for Halloween. Great idea!