Saturday, August 19, 2017

Have a Lovely Birthday

The crafty theme for Day 2 of My Favorite Things' Camp Create is "Magnificent Masking." I did a masking technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a couple of years ago.
I cut several masks from full sticky Post It notes using the coordinating dies for "Watercolor Flowers" by My Favorite Things. After placing them on a 4x5.25" white cardstock panel, I inked the background with Bundled Sage Distress ink. Then it was time to start stamping.

Leaving the masks in place to help me remember which flowers went where, I adhered the panel in my MISTI with repositionable adhesive so it wouldn't move. I had to place it in the middle, because several of my stamps hung off the edges. I placed the solid "Watercolor Flowers" stamps (this stamp set has been discontinued) over their respective masks, picked them up with the door of the MISTI, and removed just those masks. Then I inked them up using Memento Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Lulu Lavender, & Dandelion; and Altenew Frosty Pink inks and stamped. I repeated this process with the solid images for all my flowers, before moving on to the next step.

I stamped the second step for the flowers, lining them up with the solid images. For these I used Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Orchid, & Butter Bar; Memento Tangelo; and Altenew Coral Berry inks. For the final layer of my flowers, I inked with Lawn Fawn Guava, Memento Morocco & Sweet Plum, Altenew Ruby Red, and Simon Says Stamp Sunshine. Finally, I stamped all the flower centers with Hero Arts Navy ink.

For the greeting, I used one from My Favorite Things' "Birthday Greetings" stamp set. I stamped with Versamark onto a strip of navy cardstock, & heat embossed with Recollections Snow Detail embossing powder. After adhering that in place with my ATG tape runner, I matted my panel with more navy, and mounted it to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Add a Sentiment"
613 Avenue Create: "Anything Goes"


  1. Another gorgeous card Andrea :-) the flower background is fabulous, lovely colours, and the sentiment strip is perfect! I just love the whole design. of this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x


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