Monday, July 11, 2011

Simply Soft Vase of Flowers

Today's challenge for Trying a new Technique is Reverse Masking.  I made and posted a card on June 20th using this technique ... but didn't know there was a name for it!! :)

Just received my SU! order today and couldn't wait to use the ornament punch I bought ... makes the most beautiful vase!!  Another clean and simple card which seems to be the majority of my cards.  Everything used for this card is from Stampin' Up!  Hope you like.

"Simply Soft Vase of Flowers"
Stamps:  Simply Soft (SU!)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler; Stampin' write marker: Crumb Cake (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Ornament punch, scrap paper for masking, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge, temporary adhesive, and permanent adhesives
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I punched the ornament onto a scrap piece of paper, cutting off the tip to make a flat bottom for the vase.  I used the mask to cover my main panel and then sponged Soft Suede ink to fill in the vase (I made the middle a little lighter and the edges darker to give the impression there is depth to the vase).

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position and stamp the two sprigs of flowers (outline in Soft Suede and centers of flowers in Cherry Cobbler - this is a two part stamp).  I used the Crumb Cake Stampin' write marker to fill in the leaves.

I mounted the main panel onto a frame of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then mounted the whole thing onto the Soft Suede card base.  Quick and easy card!

Saturday I had a workshop on Watercolor Spritz technique with the crafty girls.  Unfortunately, Deb was sick and couldn't make it - we really missed you Deb!! and hope you're feeling better!

So it was just me, Fran and Kelly.  Since we had the whole day set aside, we decided it would be great to make two of each card (one for them to give away and one for them to keep).  So we started with the workshop and made two of the three cards that I had planned.  They were comfortable with the technique (it's pretty straight forward), so we agreed that we would just have a "make what card you want" for the rest of the day.  Both Fran and Kelly had lots of birthdays, etc. coming up and so they were able to make specific cards for their family and friends.  We had a lot of fun and even found time to take a break in the afternoon for some delicious Mango Mist tea and cake (we ALWAYS find time for good food!).  Here's a picture of some of the nine cards each they were able to make. 

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