Monday, March 19, 2012

happy and sad (masking technique)

Motive for these cards:  happy birthday and sad BIL's dog died.
Inspiration for these cards:  Play Date Cafe's groovy color challenge #123.

This color combo is so fresh.  Decided to go with the Waltzingmouse Tiny Trees stamp set (so versatile) and one of the dogs from Inkadinkado.  Took out my lime, tangelo, dark blue and teal inks and gave it a go.

Stamped grass using the little three leaf stamp.  Stamped the tree, giving it a longer trunk because of poochie's size.  Masked the bit of grass where poochie is sitting and stamped him.  Added a couple clouds (using a tree top outline stamp from the set - told ya it's versatile), also using a mask to place the one behind the other.  Finished with a partially masked sentiment from Paper Smooches (used cellophane tape to mask off the "i'm" while inking). 

CAS and masked.  Therefore off to this week's Less is More challenge I go.   Also met the requirements for CASual Friday's challenge - CAS with a pattern, an image and a sentiment. 

Now for the happy.  The happy card needed to be masculine.

Sorry, I have major problems photographing white cards - flash? no flash? direct sunlight? indirect lighting?  UUGGHH.  Lot to learn on that front.

But I'm happy with the card.  The colors look so cool together.  So mod, like the inspiration photo.  Something made me add that little bit of black CS behind the bold colors.  Instead of stamping the sentiment directly onto the card, I stamped it on a strip of the same CS, flipped over to be able to use the less-textured side.  Adds a bit more interest.  I also masked with cello tape here to remove the big tails of the "ppy" so that the strip would be a bit narrower.

Thanks for looking.

Supplies so sorry:
Paper: CS Neenah and DCWV
Stamps: dog Inkadinkado, sentiment Paper Smooches, other WMS
Ink: lime Versacolor, tangelo, teal and blue Versamagic, brown Memento
Other: Post-Its

Supplies happy birthday:
Paper: American Crafts, DCWV, Coredinations
Stamps: PTI
Ink: black Versafine
Tools: corner rounder and square punch EKS


Scrapmate said...

Fabulous colour combo, very summery.

Borqna said...

Wonderful! Great idea! Good luck!

Alicia said...

Both of your cards are darling... that masking and the dog is so super-cute! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Chrissie said...

Your pooch looks a real cutie!
Thanks so much for joining us this time.
"Less is More"

~Tammy~ said...

This is so crisp clean and fresh! Great cards!

Mandi said...

Such a cool card, love the pooch
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Emilie said...

Bot cards are fantastic! I absolutely love the second one! So CAS!!! So sorry for the dog, don't know how I will cope when mine leave...

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the crisp look of your cards. Blessings!

Denise said...

I love that you used a tree top for the clouds. Smart! Thanks for joining us this week in the Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

both cards are wonderful! I love the pattern on the dog. And I love the crisp graphic style of the masculine card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stacy said...

Both of your cards are excellent! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Julie S said...

These are both great. I especially like the CAS style of your second card.

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