June 29, 2011

Make it Monday #21 & Stamp It Cards week challenge


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!

35 comments:

Lindsay said...

This is such a great card Christina! Wow on so many levels! Great work girl!

Marlena M. said...

This is lovely. The window is a great effect. ;)

Jean Martin said...

OMGosh Christina!!! I totally agree with Lindsay! This is WOW on sooo many levels!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Marisa said...

You rocked this technique, Christina! Love the window shape and your colour combo. The text in the BG is perfect. Great card, my friend :)

Jen W. said...

This is fabulous, Christina! That white text background is awesome and all your masking is amazing! :)

Suzanne said...

I LOVE this, Christina!!! I love how you used such a big flower to fill the space and the colors are awesome. I think this is one of my favorites of yours!!

Marybeth said...

Oh, wow! I love that you used the matt stack 3 for this challenge . Beautiful!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Wow! What a stunning card. Just gorgeous

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is stunning beyond words!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you use the Mat Stack for the Make It Monday challenge, FABULOUS!

Karen B. said...

This is dreamy and oh so beautiful!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Christina! I love your design.

Michelle said...

so pretty....

Lisa said...

This is just so dreamy beautiful!!!

timepasshobbies said...

Beautiful Christina! Soft and elegant! :)

Cristina said...

So unbelievably pretty. I always appreciate good masking and this, my dear, is masterful.

xiumaiyuki said...

It's absolutely stunning!! Beautiful stamping and what great use of that MS 3!

Sue Ann said...

Oh how I love this card. I have kept if marked in my g-reader so I can come back over and over to look at it. Simply beautiful ~~ I love the colors the text background all of it ........... over the moon lovely!!!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! Love the rich earth tones you've used for it!!

veronica said...

i think your card is my fav! this is gorgeous!

Smita said...

Beautiful card, Christina!! Love the white on kraft and the window!!

Note to self: get a text background stamp very soon :)

Hugs,
Smita

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE this color combo! Makes me feel like getting ready for fall! TFS! And I have an award for you on my blog.

me35 said...

This is GORGEOUS !! Well done !

Laura B. said...

this is so pretty! polaroid masking loves you very much, gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Not sure if my comment posted so typing it again! A huge congrats on your JUGS Guest Designer position!!! Came up on Reader but no link to it so I got a sneak peak :) Look forward to seeing what you come up with for the challenges!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh my gosh, this is just perfection!

Andrea M said...

This card literally took my breath away. Literally. This is utterly GORGEOUS and totally INSPIRING! You. Are. Incredible!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is STUNNING!!!!

Laurie said...

OVER the top gorgeous! These colors are fantastic and I love what you did with thatdie! Amazing!

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow!! This is gorgeous!! GORGEOUS!! I love it!! The colors are so pretty and the text in the background is a great addition!

The Paper Parade said...

As usual I love your color choice! I also like how you place buttons on your card...they give each card such character. I need to start using them more often. And this technique makes this card look so classy!

Amy said...

These cards are just rockin!!! Your button placement is just ideal and I love that one is tied with the ribbon. Just a beautiful execution of the MIM video!

onecraftymama said...

Wow! Love the amazing detail you captured, the sentiment, the stitching, those fab buttons...awesome :)

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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