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.

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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 J Knauss said...

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