Monday 3 August 2015

HLS August CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the HLS CAS challenge for August.  This month it's all about Masking ... and there are a number of ways to use this fun technique.  Come join us and show us how you use Masking on your cards ... we'd LOVE to see them!!

The Design Team have come up with some fantastic ways of using Masking ... and I know you'll be inspired.  If you have time, drop by their blogs to see the details on how they made their cards, or leave a little love for them here in the comment section at the bottom of the post. We'd love to hear from you.

Here's our new challenge ...

Not sure how to use Masking on your cards??  The team has shown many different ways to use this technique, and there are also some wonderful video tutorials listed below if you want to try something new.

Please remember to keep your card entries CAS ...

At Happy Little Stampers, CAS  (clean and simple) is defined as:

- one main focal point
- lots of white or open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments

This month we are thrilled to have Joanna (Harty to Heart) as our Guest Designer.
Welcome Joanna!








Lots of wonderful inspiration for you!  Speaking of inspiration, make sure to check out our HLS August CAS Challenge board on Pinterest, which has the Design Team, Guest Designer and participant's cards!

Here are links to some wonderful masking tutorials on YouTube to help inspire you ...

Quick and Easy Masking Technique by Unifyhandmade - 6:13
Different Masking Techniques by Laura Bassen (3:26)
Permanent Masking with Glossy Accents by Jennifer McGuire (5:07)
Masked and Misted by Kristina Werner (9:13)
Stencil Masking by Jennifer McGuire (6:31)
Stencil Masking by Catherine Pooler (4:23)
Two-Layer Designs with Masking by Catherine Pooler (5:04)
Using die-cuts for Masking by Craftin Carolinas (7:47)

Come join the fun and link up your Masked CAS cards below.


  1. Your masked samples by your DT are wonderful. So many different examples of masking. Love them all. TFS and hosting Loll.

  2. Thank you for sharing all the YouTube tutorials. Great DT examples.

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous DT cards. Thank you for this great challenge i really enjoyed it.
    Hugs Veerle

  4. First time here. Some amazing designs from the team - well done all!

  5. You ladies have given us some remarkable masking inspiration!! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Such brilliant and fun inspiration, thanks you ladies ... and thanks for those great links too, Loll! Anita :)

  7. Thanks for another great challenge. I especially appreciate all the YouTube links to be able to try out unfamiliar techniques. Some wonderful DT inspiration too! Stef x

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  9. So many amazing cards by the DT memebers and participants..thanks so much for the challenge! :)
    Suchi xx


Thanks so much for your comments. Hopefully we have inspired you today! Happy Little Stampers xx

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