Monday, January 16, 2012

MIM #49

I had a few minutes during the kids naptime (what will I do when they decide to stop napping??) to create a little something for this week's MIM challenge.  The ghost-masking technique is very cool, and I loved Betsy's use of "rosie posie" so much that I didn't stray too far from her tutorial.


I did all of my stamping on a piece of rustic white cardstock (PTI).  I starting by stamping my "mat stack 2" frame, and then punched a vellum circle to act as a mask while I stamped my "rosie posie" and "text style II" images.  Then, I used the rest of my vellum sheet (now with a circle cut out) to mask everything outside so that I could re-stamp everything inside the frame, but lightly (I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper first, so the ink appears lighter).  Hence, the ghost-effect.

I'm also linking this card to the current CAS-fridays challenge: scallops.  I added a jumbo-scallop-houndstooth-border to the side, and stitched it into place.  

Finally, I rounded the top-right corner of my card for a bit of visual balance.


Hope you like it!

21 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Elena. Love your choices of stamps and the open space. The scalloped edge is just perfect!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the MIM technique!

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  3. This is such a beautiful card. Since I haven't had a chance to watch the MIM video yet, I am still completely awed by the 'special effects'. And, don't forget--when your kiddos stop napping, they will be going to school. So, never fear.

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  4. turned out so beautifully! I ordered rosie posie last night..cant wait to get it! this looks great with that frame:)

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  5. So pretty you did a wonderful job with this MIM challenge. I think I need the Rosie Posie set! Beautiful!

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  6. THis is beautiful! love the scallops on the side of the card! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  7. This is so pretty! Your stamping is fabulous!

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  8. So lovely, Elena. I love the bold contrast that the houndstooth is with the Rosey Posey element. Looks fabulous!!!!

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  9. I love the bold simplicity and colors. Fabulous card! =)

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  10. What a great card. Lovely work!

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  11. Beautiful card. You did a great job with this technique. Love your choice of colors.

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  12. This is super gorgeous! LOVE the houndstooth paper on the side--so bold and perfect for your colors! :)

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  13. This gorgeous, Elena! Fabulous job with the challenge!

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  14. This is very cute, love the black and white edging that you added. Great job!

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  15. Houndstooth scallops? YES please! This is awesome. So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Stunning!!!!!!! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Always a delight to see your card!

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  17. This is really beautiful. Your layout rocks, the colors are perfect...just YUMMY!

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  18. Pretty! I like the frame you used and the text really adds a lot.

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