Card Video: Have a Beautiful Day

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials20 Comments

It seems that every time I do a card, I get to try something new that I haven’t done before and today’s card share is all about masking. Masking, where you cover up an area before adding ink of some sort to your card, is pretty much like magic to me and today’s card gave me a chance to practice.

Another thing I’m practicing with lately is ink blending using these cool jumbo daubers.

Ink blending is not presently what you would call my forté, but I decided to pick up nine of these sponge daubers and I have to tell you, I really do like the way they feel in my hand and I’m confident that one day I will become an ink blending master. Or not.  Either way, I plan to keep trying!

Another fun thing on today’s card is the addition of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the centers of my flowers. I love this product but have really only  just starting to experiment with them. If you’re not familiar with it, you can add liquid drops to any project and they’ll harden and look like enamel dots. You can add them in any size or formation you can think of.  Just make sure to give ’em time to dry.

Another thing I’ve been trying out a lot lately (and this I learned from the Card Empress on High, Jennifer McGuire) is to stamp a sentiment using Versafine ink and then emboss it with clear powder for a bit of raised dimension. Seriously. Never knew about this and it really adds some punch to your sentiment.

But enough of my yakkin’… let’s boogie! (And I will give bonus points to anyone who knows what movie that line is from.)

Here is a video I recorded of the card making process. Enjoy!

TECHNICAL NOTE: I should note that this is the first time I have edited and produced a video using iMovie. While I have been a Mac user nearly since the Mac was invented, I have never made friends with iMovie. But the program I have been using (ScreenFlow) put out an update and in my opinion, they made it harder to use. So, I watched this video and got enough knowledge to finally tackle my iMovie phobia. I’m still learning, but I’m happy with how it turned out.


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Cathy ZielskeCard Video: Have a Beautiful Day

20 Comments on “Card Video: Have a Beautiful Day”

  1. #2
    Jen Stewart

    Are you kidding?! You are great at blending! Card looks awesome!!

    Let’s boogie!! ……Blues Brothers?

  2. #3
    Jen Stewart

    Never mind I googled the line….This is Spinal Tap…never saw it….I bet Blues Brothers is more my style 😉

  3. #4

    Great card – love the colors and your blending was awesome. Love, love, love that you are doing cards. It’s like all my blog friends are now playing on the same playground!

  4. #6
    Eliece Edge

    Lovely card. May have to steal this idea. Now for a tip to help you get the masking paper to let go of your fingers. Apply a couple of pieces of removable double-sided tape to the unsticky side of your mask and attach to your desk. Then adhere your card layer to it. I also use this technique anytime I want to be sure my cardstock won’t move while I work on it.

  5. #8
    Melanie Cowart

    This card was so inspirational. I immediately set out to make one. The only similar supplies I had were the Nuvo Drops and the Distress Oxide Ink. Not as nice as yours but I’m still pleased with the result. Thanks for the idea!

  6. #9
    carol ann

    Love this card! Good choice on the corn card stock. 🙂 Can’t wait to give this a try.

    Just broke my wrist and recovering from surgery so I’m keeping busy watching you, Cathy. It’s so nice when you make me laugh while creating your art. Thanks for helping me smile through the pain! (I guess we’re kindred wrist sisters. LOL)

    1. #9.1
      Cathy Zielske

      OH NO! Carol Ann… honey, you have my sympathy COMPLETELY. I am still not 100% (although I’d say I’m pushing it now) but slowly, your wrist will heal.

      Make sure you find ways to make things easier! Remember: Omaha Steaks Crock Pot meals! 🙂

  7. #10

    Hi, first, let me say I love your cardmaking. Big fan.

    Have you ever thought about doing a sympathy stamp set? I like your simple style and fonts. I seem to be needing sympathy cards too often lately and would love to send a plain simple greeting. I know your style is more sassy and cheeky, and I love that, but the need is there!


    1. #10.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Hey Andrea, I will add that to my list. Something elegant and simple in my style… I would like that set, too! Stay tuned!

  8. #11
    ann hubble

    Crazy about this card. Just dying to try the distress oxides. Just what I needed to see to spur me on!!

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