Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Silhouette Sprig


The other day I picked up a package of Bazzill white cardstock.  I love the texture and finish of the paper ... it almost looks like canvas.  And I've found when I sponge on top, I get a very subtle version of the ink I'm using.  I keep almost all my scraps and use them to experiment on.  Today I was just playing around with a small strip of Bazzill and came up with this reverse masking design.  I love my Fabulous Florets stamp set that I just purchased.  I can see myself using it a lot - especially the silhouette leaf sprig used here.  Hope you like.

"Silhouette Sprig"
 
 
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets (SU!)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Whisper White (SU!); Bazzill White
Ink:  Sahara Sand, River Rock, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  1 1/4" square punch, clear acetate, sponges, hemp twine, "Bloom" embellishment, Tombow glue, adhesives and dimensionals
 
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I made a mask for sponging using the clear acetate and the 1 1/4" square punch.  I find the acetate works well because you can see everything underneath and it's easier to line things up.  I sponged the top square with Sahara Sand ink, the middle square with River Rock ink and the bottom square with Soft Suede ink.  I stamped the leaf spring onto Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso ink and then cut it out.  I glued the sprig on top of the sponged squares with Tombow glue.

I cut a frame of Soft Suede cardstock for the main image and sponged around the edges with the same color ink to highlight the edge.  I also sponged around the outside edges of the card base.  I mounted the main image onto the frame, wrapped hemp twine around the bottom four or five times, and added the "Bloom" embellishment.  I mounted a background panel of Bazzill white onto the card base and added the framed main image, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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