Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Romance En Francais

Today's card is for two challenges - the Color Throwdown (#198) - Basic Gray, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and Cameo Coral ... and ... Simplicity's OLW94 (make a one-layer card other than the standard size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  Hope you like.

"Romance En Francais"

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, En Francais (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  acetate sheet, Nestabilities Labels Two (Spellbinders), post-it note, masking fluid, sponge, blender pen, clear embossing powder, heat tool

I used my Big Shot to die-cut the shape of my card, using the largest Nestabilities Labels Two die.

I used my Big Shot to die-cut the second-largest Labels Two shape from the acetate sheet - this is my mask which I placed over top of my Whisper White card.  I stamped the main image in Basic Gray ink inside the label cut-out and embossed it with clear.  I stamped the image again onto a post-it note and cut out the main flowers to mask my main image.  I used masking fluid to mask the small flowers.

Once the masking fluid was dry, I stamped the En Francais stamp in Basic Gray over top and then sponged more Basic Gray ink around the edges (reverse masking).  I removed the acetate mask, post-it note masks and masking fluid.

I colored in the flowers with Stampin' Write markers and blender pen (watercoloring with blender pens ... or ... marker layering technique).


Ardyth said...

So pretty! Love the gray sponging - it makes the flowers really pop!

Susan said...

Beautiful, Loll - love the text background and the sponging on it. Beautiful colours too.

Anne Hayward said...


Broni said...

Beautiful card!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I really like the shape, and the subtle French text in the background. The flowers really pop - wonderful card!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! What a fun shape, and the text background really ties your design all together. Beautiful coloring too. Thanks for playing the OLW challenge this week. I'm so glad you did.

Darnell said...

So amazing, Loll. You always put so much care and love into your cards!