Thursday, April 24, 2008

smiling daisies

I actually made it back with another post today. Here's another card for the backgrounder blitz at Cornish Heritage Farms. Today's challenge was to use masking.

I started by taking a scalloped oval nestability die and cutting an paper oval in my cuttlebug. I used just a small spot of glue to stick this to the creamy caramel card stock. Then I inked up the reverse dots backgrounder with purely pomegranate ink and stamped it on the masked caramel card stock. I then removed the mask, leaving an opening in the stamped background.

I stamped the daisies in the opening with black stazon and then colored the flower petals with white prismacolor pencil and the remainder of the image with markers. Dots were added inside the frame with a burgundy marker. I played with several possibilities for along the bottom of the card before deciding on the ribbon layered over some caramel card stock and eyelets all across.

I originally stamped the sentiment on the caramel layer, but where it overlapped onto the polka dots, it didn't show up very well, so I needed to come up with a solution. I finally came up with what you see. I popped the sentiment up on dimensional tape.

stamps: reverse dots, large daisy detail, sentiment (all CHF)
ink: purely pomegranate, bravo burgundy, more mustard, old olive, purely pomegranate, white craft
paper, bravo burgundy, creamy caramel
other: brayer, cuttlebug, nestibilites ovals, tag corner punch, crop-a-dile, burgundy eyelets, dimensional tape.

I'm so glad you stopped by.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Ooh I love it Melody!!! You did a great job! Wonderful colors!