So can you tell from the photo where I'm going with this card???
I had a card published where I used tiny alpha stamps to stamp a "pattern" inside the negative of the Simon Says Big Hello, thereby creating the word "hello" on my card front. Kinda like Jennifer M. stamped through a stencil here.
Well I did something similar now, but more along the lines of masking. Cuz I decided to combine Kelly's challenge with Julie's - which was a sketch. Check it.
And cuz I couldn't leave well enough alone, I tried to make my result be very graphic. Cuz Shay's challenge over at W&W is called "Pattern Play." Whew. Here she is. Actually, he cuz I also tried to give it a masculine feel ...
Die cut the smaller circle from copy paper and stamped the heart from Clear and Simple through it, then heat embossed blue. Masked it. Die cut the larger circle and stamped "happy" with Hero Arts Soft Granite (love that gray!) through it. Masked it and used Post Its to mask for the banner which I stamped with Artemio polka dots and heat embossed green. That was about all the masking my non-spatial-thinking brain could handle.
TIP: When using this technique, it's wise to use solid-ish stamps to fill in the openings so that you get maximum coverage around the edges/outlines. This helps the eye see the intended shapes better. Notice the lower part of the "happy" circle? That tiny bit of a tail of a"y" barely defines the edge of that larger circle between the banner and blue circle.
Moving along...Added the "birthday" sentiment along the curved bottom edge and a teensy die cut heart and strip to the inside.
And cuz it's a birthday card, I'm hooking up at Seize the Birthday where there's no specific topping.
Now if this were going to my Dad, I'd be in trouble. The card doesn't stand up! Either I send it to someone who does not display birthday cards on their mantle, or I better put a piece of acetate inside the front flap ;)
There's still time to play at W&W. The challenges are open until Saturday. Thanks for looking.
Paper: Bringmann, digi PP Melstampz
Stamps: Artemio, Clear and Simple, Winnie and Walter
Ink : Versamark, Hero Arts
Tools: circle die MFT, heart die Amuse
Other: embossing powder