Showing posts with label Masking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masking. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls - I'm the July Guest Designer! Color Week

I'm back again as the July Guest Designer for Just Us Girls!
This week is Color Week and here is the challenge!
I often have trouble creating when I am told to use certain colors (!?) it can mess with my mojo!  But this week was a breeze because I just got out the same stamps I used last week on my JUGS card since they are perfect for these colors! 
I cut a panel of water color paper, masked an area to create my section of 'ocean' and pounced the panel onto my craft mat where I had rubbed Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio and then spritzed with water.  When I had achieved the coverage I wanted, I removed the mask and dried the panel with my heat tool.  To define the edges better, I drew lines with my 01 Black Micron Pen.

Then I got out the PTI Salt Air: Fauna and Salt Air: Flora stamps and dies. (The stamps seem to be back in the shop but the dies are still back ordered).  I selected what fauna and flora I wanted and stamped them onto the die cuts using Pale Peony and Aqua Mist PTI Inks.  I layered them over the 'ocean' strip with foam dots, stamped the Psalm verse from an older Sweet N Sassy set called Beauty by the Sea and added 3 enamel dots.

I layered the panel to a slightly larger Hawaiian Shores panel and then to a white card base.

So being told what colors to use wasn't so terrible for me this time! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer - getting outdoors and enjoying yourself - maybe even getting to the beach?!  Looking at this card makes me want to go there!

So please join us over at Just Us Girls showing us your creation using aqua, pink and white!  You have until 9 pm EST July 26th to link up your card.  I'll be back next Saturday with my last creation as Guest Designer for JUGS.  What a fun month I've been having creating along this talented team!

I'm also linking my card to:
CAS Watercolour Card Challenge 

Stamps:  Salt Air: Fauna, Salt Air Flora - PTI, Beauty by the Sea (retired) - Sweet N Sassy.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, white, Haraiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black, Pale Peony and Aqua Mist - PTI, Ranger Distress Cracked Pistachio.
Accessories:  Eclipse Tape (for mask), craft mat, water mister, enamel dots, 01 Black Micron Pen, foam dots,  Salt Air: Fauna Die set and Salt Air: Flora Die set - PTI.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November CAS Mix Up Challenge - Mid Month Reminder!

I'm back to remind everyone there's still time to join in with a card for the November CAS Mix Up Challenge!  You'll find links to videos showing different kinds of masking over at the challenge blog.
For this card I used Eclipse Tape to mask the edges of my card stock panel.
Then I stamped an Ornate Circles Background stamp using Cactus Flower Ink - so the image just showed on the exposed center of the panel and was automatically framed in white when the tape was removed!
I added a little piece of a die cut Wild Flower in black and a sentiment stamped on a white rectangle that I layered over the stamping with foam dots.  I added 3 white sequins to draw the eye around the card.
So, please join us over at CAS Mix Up Challenge and show us how you create a masked design!
Stamps:  Ornate Dots Background Stamp - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490, Everyday Blessings - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Cactus Flower, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Wild Flowers Thinlits Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Eclipse Tape.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Five Golden Rings

We're expecting a snowstorm here in MA tonight and tomorrow - mixed reports of how much and whether it will change to rain in the morning -  but we're bracing for 4"-8" which isn't too much but enough to shovel and snow blow for sure!

So - before I get involved with the removal of snow - I made a card for a couple of challenges.  I know I will be needing some Thank You cards for after Christmas.
I made it one layer for this week's Less is More challenge -  and the theme was to be inspired somehow by the Twelve Days of Christmas -   so I gold embossed a row of 'rings' across my card for the 'five golden rings'.

All of my stamps are from Waltzingmouse -  Pic-Nic Patterns, Vintage Christmas Backgrounder, and Say It Loud.  I masked the edges to leave a white border and then stamped the background in tan ink.  Then I stamped the rings with Versamark and gold embossed them.  And finally - I just stamped the sentiment in black on the card.

My colors were chosen based on the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast today -  where I found this phone case from Michael Kors web store.
Kent and I are off to a Holiday Pops Concert at the Melrose Symphony tonight - in the lovely snowfall!  Sure to get us in the Christmas Spirit!  Here's the view outside my dining room window tonight as the storm is just beginning.

I hope you can stop by tomorrow to see my very first posting on Team Talk - the Waltzingmouse Inspiration blog!

Stamps: Pic-Nic Patterns, Say It Loud, Vintage Christmas Background - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Memento Toffee Crunch, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, heat gun, Eclipse tape (for masking)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Floral Sympathy

My stash of Sympathy cards has unfortunately been depleted by a friend at work who had several co-workers lose parents in just a few weeks time.  I found inspiration for replenishing my cards in the CAS on Sunday Challenge - Floral Fantasy

I ended up making 5 cards using the same design with different ink colors since I had everything out on my work table.  I stamped the bloom, masked it and stamped the leaves - then I simply stamped the luscious scrolly sentiment over part of the bloom.

This is the first one I made using Ranger Distress Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, and Peacock Feathers along with Archival Black.  I added some enamel dots on the swirls of the sympathy sentiment.
On this one I used Dusty Concord on the bloom
Here I used Peacock Feathers
On this one I used Picked Raspberry
and for the final card I used Faded Jeans
For each one, I stamped the images on a 4" x 5 1/4" white panel and adhered it to my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card - even though it's all white I think the layer adds depth and nice thickness to the card.  It makes a CAS card seem substantial!

The flower, leaves, and stamen are from Funky Flowers and the lovely sentiment is from Big Day Today - both new sets from Waltzingmouse.   The enamel dots are from My Minds Eye.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Funky Flowers, Big Day Today
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry.
Accessories:  Enamel dots - My Minds Eye.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sisterhood Sundays - A Sketch Challenge

It's Sunday and time for another Sisterhood Sundays Challenge!  Today's challenge is a lovely sketch!
For my card -  I flipped the sketch and turned it on it's side!
I just love this festive group of little carolers singing on the snowy street on a cold winters night!  I made the moon behind them by die cutting a Nestability circle and using it as a mask that I  placed over the image and sponged around  -  then I removed the circle and sponged in the bottom area -  easy peasy! ........and quite a dramatic look don't you think??  I colored  my carolers with Copics.  I stamped the Holiday Greeting sentiment right on the card -   A quick CAS card!

Please check out the Sisterhood Sundays Challenge on the Rubbernecker Stampin Sisterhood blog for all the details of the challenge -   There are prizes to be won!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker - Carolers with dog and lightpost # 337-09, Holiday Greetings #23-11
Paper:  white, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Weathered wood Ranger Distress.
Accessories:  Circle Nestability for mask, Copics:  R05, R20, E00, E35, BG10, BG18, G19, W6, YR09, Y13, Y26.  Blending tool and craft mat - Ranger

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Jar of Sweets

First - I'd like to thank you all for your kind get well wishes, thoughts and prayers - I can see a little improvement each day but still have to remember to stop and lie down for a while!

Joan Ervin had a fun 300th New Technique Challenge over on Split Coast today - We had to check tha master Technique list and use at least 2 techniques from the past. I fit four into my card today:

#39, paper piecing - cut 2nd jar top in silver and layered it over first die cut
#23, inspired by something in your home - gingerbread cookies that I made last week
#22 Dry embossing - my jar and top are dry embossed Shapeabilities
#28, Masking - I masked my gingerbread man to stamp the candies

This also qualifies for the Split Coast CAS challenge today - sponging - I sponged the jar as well as the edges of my card - and although this is a little more than a usual 'clean and simple' design there IS still a lot of open space on it - and it did work up really quickly!

This card will be going to my new grandnephew, Landon, who will be 3 months old at Christmas - he's definately my 'sweet boy' this year!!

My stamps are from Waltzingmouse

Ok - now I have to go and do that lying down thing!!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Oven Fresh & Half Baked
Paper: Rustic cream - PTI, Silver - unknown
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Adirondack - Meadow & Butterscotch
Accessories: Spellbinders Assorted Fresh Fruit, Bakers Twine - Martha Stewart, Foam Dimensionals, blending tool & nonstick craft mat - Ranger

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Tall Mother Fish

We had so much rain in the last 2 days that I sort of feel like a fish! But I used this title to describe my tall card that I made for today's sketch challenge on SCS.

As per the challenge instructions - the card is a 9 1/4" x 8" piece of white PapertreyInk cardstock that I scored at 4" and folded in half. This will fit into a regular business size envelope so does not require extra postage. Then I cut off a 3/4" piece from the right hand side of the front of the card so you can see the inside of the card there. The instructions were to score it at 3/4" and fold it under - but I decided to just cut it off so it wasn't bulky.

Then I cut 2 ovals with my nestabilities and dry embossed them. I stamped my 2 fish on the white oval using Summer Sunrise ink from Papertrey. Then I masked the bigger fish by stamping it on a piece of paper, cutting it out and laying it over the stamped image on the oval. I stamped the sea grass on the oval using Desert Sand ink from Close to My Heart. When I removed the mask - it looked like the grass was behind the fish.

Next I stamped the bubbles with Aqua Mist ink by Papertrey, and finally the sentiment in Onyx Black by Versafine. All of the stamps are from the new PapertreyInk Set called Pond Life. I attached the white oval to the Aqua mist scalloped oval.

For the ribbon - I first punched a slit on the left side of the ovals then cut a piece of ribbon 19" long. I put the ribbon behind the DP on the left - came up on the right side and brought it through the slit - then I attached the paper to the card and the oval to the paper checking my placement so that the oval extended over the cut off front but not past the back edge. And finally I tied the bow. I attached 4 clear dew drops - 2 on the top left and 2 on the bottom right.

I computer generated a sentiment that I found on a verse web site and attached that and a strip of DP to the inside. You can see a close up below.

This card also covers the Double Dare Challenge I do with some friends each week on Split Coast. Fran gave the challenge this week - to make a Mother's Day card with a bird or animal on it. I'm hoping fishies pass for animals!!!

Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanac: "A good example is the best sermon."

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Pond Life - Papertrey Ink

Paper: White, Aqua Mist, DP - all from Papertrey Ink

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Summer Sunrise & Aqua Mist - PTI, Desert Sand - CTMH

Supplies: nestability ovals, PTI Ribbon, slit punch, dew drops, dimensionals, glue dots