I don’t usually combine challenges but it just so happened that I have done just that for my card today. The Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is Monochromatic and then the Wednesday Challenge is Masking. I have been wanting to use my Masterpieces of Paisley stamp set from Technique Tuesday and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine the two challenges into on card.
This card only features the stamps and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and Distress Marker. I think that it is so cool that this one product can create different looks on one project.
I started with my piece of white cardstock and I created a mask using a post-it note and Spellbinders Label One Dies. I placed the die in the center of my card and started stamping. Once I had stamped the two-step paisley images I the used the Distress Ink Watercolor technique to color in the center of each shape.
At this point I took of my post-it note and set it aside. (Okay, I actually tossed it but since I ended up using it again, let’s pretend I didn’t have to fish it out of the recycle bin later.) I stamped the frame shape from Papertrey Ink in the center and then stamped the flourish from the same set in the center. To achieve the lighter image I stamped on a scrap of paper first and then onto my card. I again Distress Ink Watercolored the space in the frame.
So, I sat back and looked at my card and was disappointed that it didn’t really look like I had masked anything, although I had. So, I dug out my mask again and painted some more. This time I really watered down my ink so achieve the lighter purple. I also light watercolored in the center of the frame.
Now, I needed to create a sentiment. I searched out an old and unfortunately retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up called Small Script and stamped this over my flourish with the Seedless Preserves. Well, this was too light and the small size of the word made it a little difficult to read so I got out my Seedless Preserves Distress Marker and drew over the stamped sentiment. this was just the ticket! The marker was dark enough to allow the sentiment to really pop.
I mounted my stamped panel to two different shades of purple stock and then added this all to a card base. The I decided that I could make a matching envelope. I just repeated the process on one side of my envelope and that was it. I like how going over the stamp with the marker really made it pop and give the sentiment a handwritten feel.
This was a really fun card to create! Thank you all for stopping by!
Stamps: Masterpieces of Paisley – Technique Tuesday, Vintage Labels – Papertrey Ink, Small Script – Stampin’ Up
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Dark Purple – Bazzill, Orchid Opulence – Stampin’ Up
Other: Seedless Preserves Distress Ink & Distress Marker – Ranger, Spellbinders Label One