Masking vs. No Masking + Altenew Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop as part of the Altenew November stamp and die release blog hop! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from Lilith Eeckels’ blog.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

I am excited to be working with the new Story of Us stamp set; this set would be perfect for decorating memorable scrapbook pages, or creating cards with a loving theme as I did today.

The cards I made with the set feature two different ways to create a similar design. The red floral card features a masked version, which requires more time to create of course. However, if you are looking for an easier way to make this card, in the video I also show how to create it without masks.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

These pretty layering stamps create some artistic flowers and Altenew’s ink sets make the layering even easier! I used both the Red Sunset and the Cool Summer ink collections on these cards, plus a couple of green inks.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design
Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

These cards are great for mailing because they have very little bulk. The most dimensional aspect of the cards are the Nuvo Drops on each berry image; the colors were Strawberry Coulis and Sea Breeze Jewel Drops

Speaking of mailing, both cards have coordinating envelopes! I used Simon’s Soft Navy and Mint envelopes with the Floral Shadow stamp set from Altenew to do some tone-on-tone stamping. This makes the cards even more special when given to the recipient!

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will be checking out the video below to see the two ideas in action! All the details for the blog hop and the giveaways are listed further down in the post. Thanks for visiting with me today; I’ll be back soon with more card ideas to share!



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Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

Altenew is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! To qualify for the giveaways, leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 16th for a chance to win. These six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 18th.

I also have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away to a lucky commenter of this post! To qualify for this giveaway, leave a comment here by Thursday, November 16th for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on my blog Saturday, November 18th.

There is lots more to see in this hop, so be sure to continue on over to Svitlana Shayevich’s blog! You can also check out the entire hop list below:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Kelly Latevola

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Hussena Calcuttawala

Agnieszka Malyszek

Virginia Lu

Kymona Tracey

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckels

Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here!

Svitlana Shayevich

Enza Gudor

Lydia Evans

Terhi Koskinen

Kristina Pokazanieva


106 Responses

  1. Avatar Raga says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love your works. ❤️

  2. Avatar Mary Holshouser says:

    thanks for the video.
    The cards are so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Avatar TracyM #6773 says:

    GORGEOUS cards!
    You always EXCITE and INSPIRE with your stamping … can’t wait to get the MUST-HAVE Story of Us and ink them up :)
    THANK YOU for sharing!

  4. Avatar Laraine Randall says:

    Beautiful cards!

  5. Avatar Starr Patrick says:

    Beautiful card thank you for sharing

  6. Avatar Deepa Lakshman says:

    These stamps are so lovely. I love the colors you chose.

  7. Avatar Denise D. says:

    Your cards are so pretty, I especially love the blue one. What a great idea using a piece of vellum as a mask, TFS.

  8. Avatar Stef Perry says:

    Lovely cards! I enjoyed your video, I always learn something when I watch them.

  9. Avatar Sue LD says:

    Love the pretty color combos.

  10. Avatar Cheryle King says:

    Thanks for sharing. Love the set and tips.

  11. Avatar HelenK says:

    Very nice to see the difference- interning comparison, both cards are lovely 😊

  12. Avatar Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely cards! The flowers are beautiful!

  13. Avatar M Strach says:

    What an amazing inspiration!

  14. Avatar erin calevro says:

    blues!! love this! excellent!

  15. Avatar Donna Gourley says:

    Love the colors you used today. Beautiful and so cheerful. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Avatar Rubeena says:

    Beautiful cards!!

  17. Avatar Sandy N. says:

    Beautiful card and beautiful Story of Us stamp set. A great video with lots of helpful hints, thank you!

  18. Both of these cards are so beautiful! This is a gorgeous new stamp set!

  19. Avatar Heike says:

    very pretty cards, really like the blue flowers.

  20. Avatar Michelle S says:

    Your cards were beautiful and I love your masking technique. Can’t wait to try it for myself

  21. Avatar Marie Worthing says:

    Great cards with great tips for making them :) Very inspirational!

  22. Avatar Marina says:

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing the difference between masking and no masking.

  23. Avatar Kristina Gentle says:

    Great cards. Interesting techniques. Will try both! Can’t wait to continue on this hop. My wish list is groooowing!

  24. Avatar Tasnim says:

    Your cards are so beautiful and elegant!! Love your work! <3

  25. Avatar Martha R says:

    Gorgeous cards!

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