Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make It Monday #10~Masking with Die Cuts

Make It Monday was a real challenge for me this week.
The project was to use masking with die cuts and I just received my very first PTI die from my sweet friend Lynn.
I won one of three PTI Dies she had as a Birthday giveaway. THANK YOU, Lynn I love my Banner Borders die!!!
Go by and visit her at and check out her fabulous's always a trip of inspiration for me.
Stop by PTI's Blog and take a look at the great entries posted, you have until 7:00 AM Monday to enter :o)

My Card~ click on the image to see it more detailed. I made it CAS by using only one layer. I took the die 'negative' and masked off the rest of the card front, then sponged ink on it like Lisa Johnson showed us in her video (only NOT as well as she did), then I stamped the music score over it with all the masking papers still in place. The Birdcage is sitting on top of the border and the little bird is stamped again on bright green paper and popped on with a square to add dimension.

Card stock: White base is PTI
Stamps: Music Score from Stampendous; Birdcage is Studio G; sentiment from my computer using Gasoline Alley font
Ink: Sepia from Archival Ink; Eggplant Purple from Printworks
Tools & Embellishments: Banner Borders die from PTI; Corner Rounder by EK Success; orange gross grain ribbon from Michael's

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Helen, this is a darling card! I love your technique; thank you for sharing :)

  2. This is so Pretty!! I also want to thank you, you always leave such sweet comments on my blog and they always make me smile so Thank you:)

  3. This is cute, Helen. I love how your birdcage is sitting on top of the musical notes shelf! Very cool!