Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Masked Grasses and Vintage Simply Soft

Had a busy day ... picking up gifts for my mom and MIL for this coming Sunday.  My mother had her deck rebuilt a couple of years ago, but hasn't used it much because it is so open.  A few days ago, she spotted some lovely, potted narrow cedars and mentioned them to me this morning.  Gord and I were planning on heading to the nursery to pick up hanging baskets for both moms, but we decided to go and pick up the cedars for my mom ... she now has a small, natural screen on her deck so she can enjoy sitting outside without feeling like she's on display.  After dropping off the cedars, we headed to the nursery and picked up a pretty hanging basket for my MIL ... and some geraniums, bacopa and lobelia for my pots for my back deck.  I'm sure I'll be making a few more trips to the nursery, but I have a few things now to keep me occupied for the next few days.  I just love this time of year ... and really enjoy sitting on the deck surrounded by flowers.

On to the cards for today ... there are two!

Today I made a card to honor the Featured Stamper at SCS this week - Heather Telford.  Heather has amazing talent and I have admired her cards since seeing her creations a few months ago.  Here is a link to Heather's blog  ... please check out her fabulous cards - you'll be glad you did!  I CASE'd this card of Heather's to honor her, changing up the colors and image.  Hope you like.

"Masked Grasses for Heather T"

Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes (SU!); Thoughts of you (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point (SU!)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Pacific Point (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Post-it notes for masking, Speedball rubber brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, and adhesives

After masking the card front with post-it notes, I brayered Certainly Celery from the bottom up and Pacific Point from the top down.  I removed the top mask only and stamped the image several times across the page, stamping a second time up higher and to the side (second generation stamping), creating a lighter image in the background ... before re-inking and repeating.  Stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink and mounted onto a card base of Pacific Point cardstock for stability.


The second card today is for SCS's Sketch Challenge (SC384).  I love this sketch!! and am sure I will use this again and again.

Here's my take:

"Vintage Simply Soft"

Stamps:  Simply soft, En Francais (SU!)
Paper:  Bravo Burgundy, River Rock (SU!); Generations DP (Simple Stories)
Ink:  StazOn Black, Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blender pen, sponge, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals

I stamped the image twice in StazOn Black ink onto River Rock cardstock.  I inked the En Francais stamp with Early Espresso, stamped off once on scrap paper and then stamped over top of the images.  I colored in the images with ink and blender pen.  I sponged Bravo Burgundy ink around the edges and added more over one corner.  I mounted all the pieces as shown in the photo above, popping up the main panel with dimensionals for depth.


Susan said...

Both cards are lovely, Loll, but I especially like the CASE of Heather's card - gorgeous colours!

At this time of year, gardening competes heavily with cardmaking for my time! I love both of them. And like you, I'll be making several trips to nurseries!!

Pam Sparks said...

so pretty! one of my favorite paper pads! Beautiful stamping and designing Loll!