Magically Masked – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Magically Masked with Close To My Heart Products. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auWelcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are “Magically Masked” with Close To My Heart products.

If you have arrived here from Sarah Devendorf then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Masking is a great way to create the illusion of depth and is a fun technique to try out.

You start out with the image you want at the front & cover it with a post it or scrap paper, then stamp the next image so it appears behind the first.

 

I did this using the cute Koala Adventures Stamp & Aloha Spirit. In fact I had to do some extra masking for the small hibiscus flower which is part of the Aloha word.

Fun In The Sun - Masking Technique with CTMH Koala Adventures. www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

I masked off the text that I did not want to ink before stamping the image, so I only got the flower. I covered the flower to stamp the Koala & shade/colouring – I did get a bit of shadow around the flower but filled it in with a Shin Han marker that closely matched the colour.

I finished off adding the surf board so that it sat behind the Koala – know the Koala kinda of looks like doing the hula. I thought the image was perfect to fussy cut around the whole image & add it to the cut apart picture my life Fun in the Sun Card from the Central Park Theme.

This is a perfect card to give to someone escaping from our winter to find some sun or for someone who just loves the sun & surf.

I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Melissa Robinson to get more wonderful masking ideas.

I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.

See you soon
Maz

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National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect

Get ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May.

 

Make your favourite memories look “Postcard Perfect” with our collection of coordinating Postcard Perfect products, including a paper packet, stamp set, coordinating cardstock pack, and Cut Above® layout kit!

Save 20% when you buy the Postcard Perfect Product Bundle, which includes one of every item in the full collection!

You can also earn a FREE Postcard Perfect Cut Above® Layout Kit by signing up as a Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month.

See it all

And see you next time.
Maz

*Offer available through 31 May 2018!

Sneak Peek into National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect

National Scrapbooking Month - Postcard Perfect www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auGet ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May.

Sneak peek of  what I created with Postcard Perfect products.

Close To My Heart National Scrapbooking Month - Postcard Perfect Scrapbook Layout www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auI was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to craft with the National Scrapbooking Month Postcard Perfect and today I am sharing with you some sneak peak into what I have created with these papers & stamp set so far.

Now the National Scrapbooking Month Postcard Perfect will not be available to purchase till Tue 1 May – so make sure you head back here for the full picture of what I have created & how you can get the products to make it yourself.

So Till then, enjoy the little peek

And see you next time.
Maz

Will be available to purchase Tue 1 May!

10 ways to change up your Thin Cuts

10 ways to change up your Thin Cuts www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

So many Possibilities with your dies here are just a few

  1. Dry emboss – try with embossing folder!
  2. Heat emboss.
  3. Background stamp.
  4. Stitch (with smaller layer).
  5. Vellum stitch (with same size layer).
  6. Add gems/ sparkles/ embellishments.
  7. Edge distress.
  8. Cut on patterned paper.
  9. Use the negative & create a second shape.
  10. Cut on glitter paper.

Have you tried any of these techniques?
If so what is your favourite?

Remember, now through the end of March, get your favourite Thin Cuts at 25-30% off!

Have fun die cutting – Till Next Time
Maz

1 March 2018 (12:01 am AEDT) – 31 March 2018 (11:59 pm AEDT) or while supplies last

Leave Fussy Cutting Aside and Enter an Era of Perfectly Cut Stamped Images

Using correlating stamps and dies is big right now and a must-technique for any stamper and allows for perfectly cut images. With just a few turns of a lever, you can make your cards look super professional.

Luckily Close To My Heart have a bunch of Dies called Thin Cuts that come packaged with matching stamps – there are also a couple of Thin Cuts that are stand alone – allowing you to stamp or decorate the die cut image any way you like!

What I love about Stamps with the matching Thin Cuts

It is that you can recreate the same images over and over again in different colours, papers, textures- you name it, just by purchasing stamps with coordinating dies, you basically have the equivalent of endless stickers! All you need is a Die Cutting machine like a Cuttlebug or a Bigshoot to name a few. Basically -Thin Cuts are an easy way to add shapes, titles, and sentiments to any project — no scissors required!

Some Cards using Stamps with the matching Thin Cuts

There are a bunch of amazing Thin Cuts with matching stamps in the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book and here are a few cards to show how easy it is to turn a perfectly cut image into an amazing card, plus a few ideas to get you started.

 

Special Offer

SAVE 25% ON ALL THIN CUTS DIES www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auOk just when you thought it could not get any better, than making it easy for you to cut out your images – Thin Cuts dies are on sale all month!

Save 25% on a wide selection of Thin Cuts dies and 30% on select Thin Cuts bundles!

During March, you can purchase individual Thin Cuts at 25% off the retail price and select bundles of Thin Cuts at 30% off the retail price. This special includes both current and retired Thin Cuts.

Anyway I hope you enjoy my thoughts & ideas about Thin Cuts & you get a chance to look at what we have on offer for you.

Till Next Time
Maz

1 March 2018 (12:01 am AEDT) – 31 March 2018 (11:59 pm AEDT) or while supplies last

Step Right Up, It’s Showtime! – Exclusive stamp & bundle now available

Step Right Up Bundle (CC2184 )or the My Acrylix® Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) www.maz.closetomyheart.com.auTake Advantage of this exclusive, limited time offer!

This is sure to delight crafters of all ages!

My Acrylix® Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) www.maz.closetomyheart.com.au

Whether it’s the circus, a birthday party, or just a day of fun, you can share and preserve those
moments with the Step Right Up special and the exclusive Showtime Stamp Set.

Introducing the limited-time My Acrylix® Showtime stamp set, featuring fun, playful, circus-themed icons and sentiments that will be the perfect fit for birthday celebrations, theme park visits, or any fun-filled adventure.

This stamp is available on its own or as part of the Step Right Up bundle.

This bundle pairs the stamp set with other items to coordinate perfectly with this spectacular theme.
Including

– Five colours of cardstock (2 Black, 2 Cranberry , 2 Saffron, 2 Sapphire, 2 White Daisy),
– Gold foil paper,
– Gold pearls and
– Red shimmer trim

Best of all, this bundle is available at a sensational discount! Order yours today before this deal leaves town!

Till Next Time Maz

15 February 2018 (12:01 am AEST) – 31 March 2018 (11:59 pm MDT) or while supplies last