I have made two cards for this week's CAS Challenge (CAS153) - Sketch by Loll Thompson (that's me!). I'm having so much fun being on the Design Team and coming up with cards that I hope will inspire others to join in the challenge ... that I can't seem to limit myself to making just one sample card. As it is, I have to control myself to just make two :)
For this sketch challenge, I made the original card back on Nov. 1, 2011. I used my Nestabilities Rectangles to cut out three different sized rectangles and then used the cut-outs to create overlapping color blocks by reverse masking. Tip: sponge the lightest ink color block first and end with the darkest color ink block. I finished the card by adding a simple silhouette on top of the color blocks. Very quick and easy card
I used the same technique (reverse masking) to create color blocks for today's first sample. The second sample card is completely different with the color blocks paper-pieced and the silhouette embossed overtop. Hope you like.
Here's my original sketch:
Here's the first sample card for the CAS153 Challenge: (second sample is below instructions).
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, En Francais (SU!)
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles, Big Shot, sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and adhesives
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I cut out the three rectangles from acetate so that I could place them and be able to see exactly how they overlapped, etc. (scrap cardstock will work too ... just a little more measuring to make sure the rectangles are parallel).
On a Whisper White card front, I used the largest rectangle mask first and sponged Crumb Cake in the middle of the cardstock, but off to the left side. Leaving the mask in place, I inked the En Francais stamp with Soft Suede ink and stamped on top of the Crumb Cake sponging. I wanted the script to be the second focal point (behind the silhouette) so needed to do that square first.
I then masked and sponged the other two squares, one at the top with Sahara Sand ink and the one at the bottom with Soft Suede ink.
I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the smallest coneflower from the Inspired by Nature stamp in Early Espresso ink.
I mounted the stamped card front onto a card base of Early Espresso cardstock. Quick and easy card.
Stamp: Silhouette Spray (Hero Arts)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP (retired); Rich Razzleberry DP (retired) (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: White embossing powder, heat tool, and adhesives
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I cut three different sizes of squares from Cottage Wall DP and Rich Razzleberry DP (polka-dot). I mounted them onto a card front of Whisper White cardstock. I inked my stamp with Versamark, stamped onto the DP and embossed with white embossing powder. I mounted the card front onto a card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Super easy and fun card that only took about 10 minutes to make!