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MASKED BRIGHTLY LIT!

I finally had a chance to quickly play with this new stamp set Brightly Lit. I like it as it is something a little different for Christmas.  Not that we have lamp posts like these ones but that’s OK.
Usually when I first play with a set I head to Pinterest and CASE a card.  For this card I CASED one of Amanda’s cards at the Craftspa.com.  You can see her card HERE.

I liked it as it had a masked sponged background. This was my version.

To create your sponged area: first cut a rectangle in your piece of copy paper.  I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to do this.  You could cut any shape you like with the Framelits too.  Below is the rectangle I had.  It is 2cm border each side (or 3/4″). Have the piece of Copy paper the same size as your card mat (whisper white) to be sure you cover the whole piece.  You can adhere the piece on your card with some non-permanent adhesive in a couple of spots or hold the frame in place where you are sponging at the time so it doesn’t move.

I will try to do a video soon but just a note with the sponging: Start with your lighter colour and start off the inside framed area each time you pick up ink.  Move in a circular motion from the outside moving in and along.  I used Marina Mist.  Then pick up a darker colour and just sponge near the edge in a circular motion once again.  This time I used Dapper Denim.  You can lift off an edge carefully and see how it is looking if you like to.  You want to leave a lighter area in the middle.

To finish the card I adhered this to a Dapper Denim card base.  Then add the light post and lamps cut from Smoky Slate.  The centre lights were cut from Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment stamped in Real Red and then cut with the matching Framelits. I added a Silver Taffeta bow to finish.

I have another card with this set to share next time.

Jenny

The Brightly Lit Bundle is available in my store Now -> HERE for $72.   Please use the HOST CODE:  HSVFAXRX

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