Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MIM - reverse masking


I love this week's technique!  Masking, and reverse masking are the most fun and versatile techniques, in my humble crafty opinion.  Here, I used reverse masking to create those soft, billowy clouds.  I die-cut the clouds onto a post-it note, and used the negative space to sponge in bashful blue ink, as well as SU's "A to Z" stamp.

I know a slew of mommies-to-be expecting little boys - I'm a-thinkin' this card will serve me well in the next few months :)

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

  1. Such a cute card! I think all of the mommies-to-be will just love this one!

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  2. Great card, Elena -- and great job of taking the technique to a second level by sponging and stamping in your stencil. Love it!

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  3. Very cute card. I still haven't watched this week's video, so I'm clueless how you got all those cool effects. This card would be great for a baby, or almost anything else.

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  4. So clever, Elena! I love that you used the cloud dies as your reverse masking tool--definitely an idea to remember!

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  5. Very cute! Love the stitching.

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  6. Love those clouds and this is a lovely design.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  7. Great card, Elena. Love the lettering inside the clouds. It creates a lot of interest and texture. I also love the way you added the scalloped edge to the top of your card. I usually use the scalloped edges along the bottom or side, but this is so effective as part of the sky image.

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  8. Love the balloons and the clouds look amazing.

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  9. So cute!!
    Love the balloons and the clouds are fabby!!
    A great "baby boy" card!!

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  10. What a darling card! Love your texty background clouds! Perfect for a baby boy congrats card!

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  11. Fabulous card! I love those sponged clouds, esp the text! The layout is fantastic.

    Thank you soooo much for the suggestions! I had so much trouble with that card. I wanted to add bling but didn't know if it would still be masculine. :)

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  12. Oh WOW, those clouds are just amazing! LOVE it. As I love those great balloons. great card!
    Jose

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  13. Beautiful! Love the balloons, the colours, and that flourish under the sentiment - perfect!

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