Hello again! This week is just flying by, and I can't believe July is only 2 days away! But from the looks of my card, you'd think it was fall! I decided to play along with the 2 step masking technique showcased by Nichole for this week's Make it Monday challenge. I'm also entering this card in the Stamp It! Cards week challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
I tried about 5 different ideas for this card before finally settling on this design. I really wanted to use the Mat Stack 3 shape as my "window", but I didn't have a lot of large images to fill the space, hence the mum in the middle of summer!
After sponging white ink around the edge of mask, I stamped text in white. To stamp the flower and leaves, I had to do some additional masking to tuck the leaves behind the mum. The sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages. A few Ripe Avocado buttons frame the sentiment, and some white silk ribbon and white stitching compliment the sponging and background stamping.
All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Kraft
Stamps: Year of Flowers: Mums, Mega Mixed Messages, Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint (Ranger), Frost White (Clearsnap)
Tools: Mat Stack 3 die
Accessories: Ripe Avocado buttons, white silk ribbon, thread (Coats & Clark)
I wasted a lot of cardstock in the process, but I love the end result. Definitely a fun technique to add to the stamping bag of tricks!
Have a great day, friends, and thanks for stopping by!