Friday, April 19, 2013

Feature a Friend {on Friday}

Welcome back to another Friday and another Feature a Friend!  I am so excited by all the talent out there and the inspiration I get from new friends.  Today's guest is
Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia!  If you have not check out her blog you really should - she does amazingly beautiful cards!

Hello, this is Virginia Lu! I am so honored to be featured here in Elizabeth’s blog today. I am sharing two cards using a mask that I create with Haxagon diecut. Recently I am quite intrigued with plastic masks ( costs around $4 each) that are making presences in all the on-line stores! That gave me the idea of make my own masks.  Basically we can make good use of our own existing diecut and create a customised mask! (Elizabeth here:  I use my cricut cartridge pieces to do this too) 
Here is the step-by-step tutorial

Here are the two cards that I create with the background

Card #1—
After the masking, I added a few tiny droplets of pink splatter (mixture of Worn Lipstick and water). A sentiment and some stitching (the black straight line on top) and faux stitching ( top and bottom corner, SRM Stitching sticker) were added. With the flower embellishment and sequins, this card is complete!

Card #2
With a colorful background, I kept the design simple. With a pop-up owl, stamped text and sentiment and jute, this card was very easy and fun to create.

I hope this tutorial inspire you to get your diecuts out and create your own mask. Use the mask for card-making and scrapbooking or any craft projects! You can use circles, ovals, scalloped squares, hexagons...any diecut that you that you already have will do! Sky is the limit! Thank you, Elizabeth, for inviting me to share my love of card-making.

I loved this technique so much I decided to try my own hand at it - here is a card I made using the negatives from a sheet of numbers I cut out with my cricut.  I created table number cards for an event this week and had the sheet left over, so here is my card . . . 

Thank you so much Virginia for sharing your inspiration with us!  Blessed to have met you - you are welcome back anytime!  

Please head over to Virginia's blog and thank her for sharing with us - leave a comment here too :)  We love hearing from you!  

Happy Friday!  

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  1. Virginia is one of the most creative gals in blogland! Thanks for sharing her tutorial.

  2. Virginia's project is so super fun. I must try this soon for sure!

  3. Wow, Elizabeth! I am loving your card! The misted numbers are perfect! It's so on trend and beautiful! The elements that you chose are gorgeous! Thank you so much for featuring me today! I am deeply honored! HUGS!

    1. Thanks so much for guest posting Virginia! I really was inspired by your tutorial and thank you for your kind words about my card :)

  4. Virginia always comes up with original ideas and designs...I love what you've done with your mask! Your card is great for both genders!

  5. Superb creations by Virginia. Love them.

  6. so glad you featured Virginia.. she is a women of many talents.. this tutorial is awesome and totally loving all these cards..

  7. Virginia is one of my favorite bloggers in the paper crafting world. It's great to see you feature her.

  8. love me some Virginia! great tut!

  9. You made great use of Virginia's tutorial--fabulous card!


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