product spotlight | speech bubble mask

This month, we asked three of our designers to show you how they'd use the Snippets speech bubble mask - here's what they made :

Tina Aszmus - I love that we chose to use the new Snippets large speech bubble mask for our product spotlight. I love the large scale of the mask and wanted to do something different with it. I recently found some old watercolor crayons and did a bit of experimenting. I loved the colorful results. They incredibly easy to use. I held the mask down on a sheet of watercolor paper, traced the inside of the bubbles with the crayon. After blending a few colors within each bubble, I swiped it with watercolor brush until I achieved the look as I was after. 

I let the paper dry overnight, then added in my photo, journaling + a few other elements. I liked that I worked outside my comfort zone and tried something new. I hope this inspires you to try something new!

Supplies: Snippets speech bubble mask, Lyra watercolors, watercolor paper + flat brush, Knot & Bow twineMicron penSundrifter Beautiful paperSundrifter PocahontasSundrifter die-cutswhite tagsSundrifter Love This rubber stampsVersamark onyx ink pad.

Dawn McVey - I have to say that this was a really fun assignment, as I haven't really used many masks in the past.  It was fun to put this one to use, to create a background for my card and all it took was some white card stock, the mask and some Mister Huey's mists!  I chose colors that I thought would work well with the patterned paper butterfly I created, and sprayed them in order of color from lightest at the bottom to darkest up top.  


I also LOVE that I was able to stamp my sentiment directly on the wood veneer speech bubble, as well as punch a hole through it so I could attach the brad!

(supplies : patterned paper - Studio Calico Snippets Anywho & Hmmm ; veneer - Snippets Speech Bubbles & Punctuation ; stamps - Snippets Months stamp set ; mask - Snippets 12x12 Speech Bubble Mask ; mists - Mister Huey's Boss Lady, Cameo, Lucille & Plum Thumb ; brads - Snippets epoxy brads ; gems - Darling Dear brights gems ; Papertrey Ink white card stock, dark chocolate ink & Beautiful Butterflies dies

Catherine Davis - The Snippets Speech Bubble mask has so many possibilities! As I worked on my Project Life spread, a photo of my daughters' glittery shoes gave me an idea on how to use my mask. Glitter! 



For the "amazing" card, I trimmed a Snippets Handbook Album Insert to 4x6 and placed the mask over it. Using a paint brush, I added regular craft glue in the speech bubble. After gently pulling the mask up, I sprinkled silver glitter and let it dry. Love it! 


For the glittery outline on the 3x4 card, I ran my Martha Stewart Glue Pen along the inside of one of the speech bubbles on the mask, pulled it up and added glitter. So easy! I also want to try using the mask by outlining the speech bubbles in ink to create a pattern, plus painting/misting it.

CatherineDavisSnippetsMask5(supplies: mask - Studio Calico Snippets Speech Bubble Mask; patterned paper - Studio Calico Snippets Me OH My, Hey & Stop ; Studio Calico Snippets Handbook Album Inserts; Studio Calico Snippets Adhesive Badges; Martha Stewart Glue Pen)

How have you used the Snippets Speech Bubble Mask? Link us up in the comments - we'd love to see!

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