Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Let Your Light Shine

MIM this week with Laurie Wilison, showing us how she 
masks her backgrounds. Her video, is full of 
Laurie masking tricks, such as tape to use and how to best 
apply your die cut sentiment.

See it here:

I love the effects you can get doing the masking, using color,
arranging the mask to suit your stamps.

I used the Guiding Lights stamp set and masked the front, both for border
and to showcase the light.
What the Doodle: Waves die and stamps.
Laurie added water droplets, didn't think I needed them, so left them out.
Americana and Stormy Sea Inks.
Sponging done with Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold.
Love the sentiments in this set, especially this one!


  1. The new "waves" stamp set really looks nice with the lighthouse. I like the colors used on this, nice and bright!

  2. Amazing masked background, Nancy! Such a stunning card!

  3. This is amazing, Nancy. I love lighthouses and they were one of the best parts of our vacation last year to the south eastern part of the country. We hit every coast from Virginia to Florida and then up through the gulf. We saw a lot of lighthouses.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful card Nancy! Your masked background is so pretty, and you'll get a chuckle out of this: I thought your What the Doodle: Wave was a picture of the actual die laying on top of your card for photo purposes until I looked closer and realized you had used gray cardstock and ink on your die cut! :0) But anyway, totally in love with this card...great job!!

  5. Wow! Love this Nancy, now I will be singing this all day long. I almost got that doodle then, I thought no I can love without,but now that I have seen your beautiful card I may need to get it.

  6. Ack, Nancy! This is so amazing! I haven't gotten any of the new nautical items yet, but I have the lighthouses and I NEED that wave! What a great design!!

  7. Oh, look at you--more new PTI! Love your masking and how you used that fantastic lighthouse with your new doodled set.

  8. Love the drama and beauty of this card, Nancy. Americana ink looks fabulous on the lighthouse. I should stop visiting everyone's blogs, really I should. Now I want Guiding Lights so badly :(

  9. Oh Nancy!! I love this!! those waves really make a splash! Beautiful coloring friend.


  10. Love the masked beams of light! Perfect! The die cut waves are the perfect finishing touch. I am never sure of how to ground the lighthouses, so this is a great idea. It's quite dramatic, too.

  11. Oh Nancy, I am always in awe of your amazing works of art ~ Using the Guiding Lights and What the Doodle Waves die and stamps on the blended bg is creative and gorgeous!


So happy you came for a visit. I love reading your comments!