Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Apparently I'm going to be one of those people

You know one of those people who doesn't post for a week but then has three posts in one day :)
The way my schedule works makes posting difficult when I actually make the cards. Consequently I have a bunch to post at one time :) Hope you don't mind!

Today's first card is for The Play Date Cafe. Every week I try to play along with the wonderful ladies there and sometimes it just doesn't work out. Thankfully this week it did :) Here are the colors

and my card

I cut out a mask using my die (Spellbinders, Labels 11) and laid it down over a white card base. For the background I rubbed on faded jeans and crushed olive. To darken the color and increase the gradation I added chipped sapphire to the very edge of the top and peeled paint to the very edge of the bottom.
Leaving the mask in place I stamped the flower (Hero Arts, Tall Flower). I know this stamp is a few years old but I just love it :)

I stamped the flower again on a scrap piece of white and then fussy cut it out. I colored the pieces with Victorian velvet, seedless preserves, and dusty concord. I adhered the pieces parts to the card flat then added some stardust stickles. I decided against putting a sentiment on it so I could have it in my arsenal for whatever occasion I needed.

Thanks for popping in :)


  1. this is so cute! i'm yet to try masking with my dies, but i'm definately adding it to my list! Belz xx

  2. OHHH! I love your inking and coloring--I wish I could do that! You make it look so easy! And I LOVE that you got super crafty and posted three things in one day! LOVE:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)