Pink Power Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness- Masking Video Tutorial

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Today I’m participating in a blog hop for Breast Cancer Awareness, hosted by  Chaitali, from Cuts & Crops.

She designed this really cool stamp set in honor of her mom after she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. I decided to keep my card really simple to create a card that was focused on the message.

The stamping part of this video is pretty quick…stay tuned to the end where I have a story to share with you.

I hope you enjoyed the video showing you how to use the Masking Technique for rubber stamping.  It’s a fun way to create dimension and depth to your hand stamped cards without layering and bulk.

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Thank you, Chaitali, for inviting me to play along!

You may have arrived here from:  Stacey

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Julee - is the next stop on the hop!

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  I ended up stamping on the inside of the card which I felt like really finished it off – design and message-wise.

Not many supplies for this card…just the Pink Power stamp set by Verve, some cardstock and ink and that lovely Mask Paper by Inkadinkado (seriously…say Inkadinkado out loud…a few times…it’s fun!  lol).

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  • ~amy~ October 13, 2014, 9:26 am

    What a beautiful card..love the interior stamping too!

  • Kristie G. October 13, 2014, 10:16 am

    Love this card, Catherine!

  • Susan Powell October 13, 2014, 10:20 am

    I love your card Catherine – it’s perfect – love how you finished off the inside too.

  • janet gillen October 13, 2014, 11:04 am

    I love the simplicity of your card. I haven’t looked at the finished version. . .

  • Amber Hight October 13, 2014, 11:39 am

    This is awesome Catherine! Love your masking and design!!

  • Stacey Schafer October 13, 2014, 12:35 pm

    gorgeous card!

  • Lydia October 13, 2014, 1:21 pm

    Oh Catherine that is STUNNING!

  • Julee October 13, 2014, 1:56 pm

    So beautiful with such a powerful message. Love the stamping inside and really loved the video. Making a difference in the world has always been one of my core pursuits and I so want to pass that desire on to my boys. It’s so easy to feel so small and inconsequential in this great big world.

  • Devy October 13, 2014, 2:45 pm

    What a sweet card-thanks for sharing!

  • Monika/buzsy October 13, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Such a pretty card Catherine. Love the word stamped in a row and the masking. Wonderful design. Great cause and hop.

  • Virginia L. October 13, 2014, 3:29 pm

    I just how CAS and perfect this design is! You know you are AWESOME…thanks for sharing the story! Thanks for being YOU!

  • Jamie Vanskiver October 13, 2014, 5:25 pm

    I for one love and look forward to your video’s! I also have have spent quite some time watching your video’s!!! :) That is such a sweet story! Thank you for sharing that with us!… I love your card just the way it is!

  • Christine Smith October 13, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Gorgeous card, wonderful cause and fabulous video! I would leave the card just as it is, i think it has tons of impact just as it is! Your story is really heartwarming and lovely to hear! xxx

  • Vera Yates October 13, 2014, 8:40 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the inside stamping as well.

  • Julie Ebersole October 13, 2014, 9:48 pm

    Super CAS, and super masking!

  • Heather Lynn October 13, 2014, 10:37 pm

    Catherine, Thanks for sharing. We never know how we encourage others-just by sharing something we love. I love the simplicity of this card and what you added to the inside.

  • Lea Lawson October 13, 2014, 10:48 pm

    Love the clean design, and the added sentiment on the inside of the card. It adds so much!!

  • Lyn Vassiliou October 14, 2014, 4:16 am

    Catherine I think you should leave the card as is and maybe make a second one with the other things you were thinking of as well.
    Thank you for sharing your story, it gave me a tear to my eye. I am a breast cancer survivor and have been cancer free for five years and five months now and I wish I found your site back then as some days if it wasn’t for my family I would have gone insane I’m sure.My husband was my rock! A small thing to some means the world to others and does make a big difference during recovery. Thank you again for sharing your story.
    Lynvass

  • Celeste Goff October 14, 2014, 6:05 am

    What a great card Catherine and for such a great cause!

  • Rebecca H October 14, 2014, 6:12 am

    Simple but sends the message. Love the special treatment on the inside. Beautiful card!

  • Chaitali October 14, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Loved the video!!! Great card too. Thankyou for sharing the story Catherine! So happy you joined in the hop!!

  • Allison Cope October 14, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Sometimes people are sent into our lives to touch our hearts! This lady was sent to you on this day to bring a smile tour face and to make you realize how much you mean to so many people! Hugs my friend!

  • Carolyn Bean October 15, 2014, 9:10 am

    Good morning Catherine. Regarding your card for Breast Cancer, I agree with you, keep it simple because I feel the words of Hope says a lot. I really enjoyed this video about masking, since I have never done it before and today I am going to try and make time to try masking. I have to share with you, that I go to your sight(s) many of times to excape the world and pain I live with, because it is the most positive place to go and I can watch your creative juices flow and that pulls me back into a much more positive space and I love your creativity so much, it makes my day a better day. Thank you for touching my life.

  • Mardi Joy Weber October 15, 2014, 1:50 pm

    Catherine, sometimes simple is perfect; your card is perfect. The addition on the inside did finish it off perfectly.

  • Sharon Jones October 15, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Love this card, Catherine. The story brought tears to my eyes, too. What a most wonderful way to find out that you REALLY DO matter in someone’s life. You mean a LOT to me, too, Sistah! Btw, I also love how you finished the inside…perfect!

  • Nancy October 15, 2014, 4:34 pm

    I love the way you finished the card.
    It seemed it added just a little extra.

  • tink davenport October 15, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the woman battling cancer. Like you, I was able to share w/a vender at a trade show about my mom. My mom had a disease that put her in a wheelchair after a very active life. She started making cards & found she really enjoyed them. My dad had to start cutting her paper but I think he enjoyed doing that for her. The year after momma died, I spoke to the woman at the booth & shared how she made a difference in momma’s life. she did remember my mom & said that really made her day . So, we all need to realize even if you think you’re not making a difference, you really are. Thank you so much again for all you do & share with us!!!

  • Eileen October 15, 2014, 7:33 pm

    YOU are a dear , sweet and kind hearted. Anyone can see how much you care about people and how genuine and sincere you are. You are amazing! YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

  • Barbara Green October 15, 2014, 9:01 pm

    The stamp set and card are both marvelous.

  • Barbara Green October 15, 2014, 9:30 pm

    The stamp set and card are both marvelous and sincerely.

  • Dorsi Lim October 16, 2014, 5:45 am

    Love the card! Inside stamping is a great idea and looks very nice.

  • Janelle G October 16, 2014, 9:32 am

    Sometimes a smile can make all the difference in the world to someone. Making a difference doesn’t have to be a huge magnanimous effort, but can be those everyday things that fill another’s heart and soul with joy. Catherine, you do make a difference every time you make a video as you share your passion for crafting as well as your warm and generous nature. Thank-you for sharing and thank-you for caring. P.S. Your card to the tops!

  • Pat Roth October 16, 2014, 3:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story of making a difference.
    Thank you too for teaching me through your videos.

    Blessings.

  • Alma Maish October 17, 2014, 8:12 am

    You DO make a difference! If you have a passion to do something, it will benefit others. I love watching your videos because I use stamping as a way of relaxing and getting away from a very busy schedule. Feedback is important to keep you going. I know this from teaching Scripture and when a student gives me positive feedback it is usually when I am feeling that what I teach is not reaching anyone. It lifts my spirits to keep teaching and I know I am just a “pencil in the hand of God” (Mother Teresa of Calcutta).

  • Laura S October 17, 2014, 12:49 pm

    Catherine,
    What a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. I believe that the woman who stopped you was truly a blessing that YOU needed at just the right time. Funny how our God can work that way! You are an inspiration to me as a pretty new card maker. I love your work, your teaching methods and your “real” personality. I’ve learned a lot from you and am still learning….so YOU are making a difference in MY world. Hopefully I’m making a difference in the world as well, in some small way. Interestingly, I’ve been struggling with some pretty tough times and through it I have been feeling like I have no purpose and make no difference in this world. After your video, I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, somehow I am. I know I will try a little harder though.
    I wish I could have the talent that you have so that I could also do videos….that’s not going to happen!! But it’s fun to dream about and practice makes better cards!! So practice I will.
    One last thing that I almost forgot in all my rambling!! Your card was beautiful! I am drawn to simple cards and I love the way your card turned out. The silhouette stamp really is just lovely.
    Thank you Catherine for all you do for all of us.
    Blessings to you.
    Laura

  • sandra October 28, 2014, 12:55 pm

    As a breast cancer survivor I loved your card and it simplicity yet so meaningful with the word HOPE

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