Sunday, January 22, 2012

Make It Monday #49: Ghost Masking



This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge #49  is ghost masking.  I've never seen this technique before, so it was fun to try something new.  I was also glad to discover Garden of Life again.  Bought it a couple of years ago and have barely used it.  Sound familiar?

The frame  from Mat Stack 1 is not a full-bleed stamp, so I had to do a little finagling to get the borders at the masked area to work properly.  First I die cut the Mat Stack 1 from vellum.  Then I stamped the frame image on the die cut piece and hand trimmed right up to the stamped image.  Next, when I was "ghost" stamping inside the frame area, I found that I had to move the vellum a bit to get it right up against the stamped the frame image.  So every time I stamped an ghost image, I moved the vellum mask around a bit.  Hope that makes sense.  In retrospect, I think it would have been easier to skip the die cutting, stamp the frame image on the vellum, and cut it out with a craft knife.  Or I could have just chosen a full-bleed stamp in the first place!

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Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Garden of Life, Background Basics: Text Style, A Big Thank You, Mat Stack 1
Ink:  Hibiscus, Berry Sorbet, Chai, Chamomile, Spring Moss, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (SU!), Berry Sorbet
Accessories:  Mat Stack 1 die

Friday, January 13, 2012

Make It Monday #48: Backgrounds with Border Dies

PTI's Make It Monday #48 challenge is to use border dies to make a background.  My card was inspired by this amazing card by Maile Belles.  I offset the hearts in each row, but think I would stick to keeping them lined up next time.

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Supplies (PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Polka Dot Basics II
Ink:  Fresh Snow
Paper:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black (all SU!), Blue Sky, Royal Velvet
Accessories:  Heart border die, lowercase block alpha die, Glossy Accents

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Make It Monday #47: 2011 a la carte

PTI's Make It Monday #47 challenge is to use any of the 46 techniques they shared in 2011.  Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card this week.  I just kept it clean and simple with a bit of color.  This layout is very similar to a couple of cards from Nichole's blog.

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Supplies (PTI unless noted):
Stamps:  Turning a New Leaf,  Think Big Favorites #3, With Sympathy
Ink:  Fresh Snow, Old Olive (SU!), Versamark
Cardstock:  Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss