Hi there everyone and happy
Ok, so lately these challenges have really been pushing me out of my little comfort zone of card making....which is a good thing, but it really makes me nervous to then have to turn around and put it out there for everyone to see...lol! I would like to say that I only made this card once but...there was indeed a little mishap with my embossing folder, soooo this is actually card #2. For this card, I used the adorable Wild for Watermelon set. I thought it might make a really cute edge for the side of my card. I also used an embossing folder to give embossed edges which created a little channel for my masked image strip. There are a lot of great products out there for masking, but I do this technique so infrequently I just use good ol' Post It notes plus some extra removable adhesive and they work great for me! I first masked off the strip so I could stamp my watermelons using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I added masks for my watermelons so I could stamp my seeds. Next, I removed the masks from the watermelons (leaving the masks along the edges) so I could color my images. After the coloring was done, I sponged on some Ranger Distress ink in Mowed Lawn to give the image strip a little more dimension. After that I removed the masks from the edges to reveal my finished strip.
The rest of the card came together super quick....I stamped my sentiment, tied on a little twine and a button and then layered my panel with some gingham paper and then some black card stock and that was it! Another CAS card.....maybe I am starting to get the hang of them! I really like the embossed edge on both sides of the images!
Well, that is all for my masked card this week! I hope you got some inspiration here to create your own...but before you do, please check out what my team mates have created for you! I am sure there are amazing things for you to see...and make sure you leave them a little blog love while you are there! Also, make sure you link up your creation to the Flourishes site....I can't wait to see what you come up with! :) I am so glad you could stop by today...you take care and I'll be seeing you again soon!
Stamps: Wild for Watermelon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink "Mowed Lawn"
Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stock; black and white gingham paper-Making Memories; black card stock
Other: green and white baker's twine-American Crafts; button; Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" embossing folder for border; Post it notes; Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B die set
And these Copic colors: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG67, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, and R59.