I worked on a card yesterday that was “reverse masked.” I used leftovers from other events – paper, punched flowers, even the mask – and was very happy with the results. Then I checked my friend Darrah’s blog this morning, and what did she have on there? A reverse masked card! Weird, right? And even weirder, she used the same color to “reverse” the mask. Actually, Darrah used two colors and her reverse looked a lot cooler than mine. I’ll have to CASE* it one day for you!
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Petite Pairs; Ink: Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive,Tempting Turquoise stampin’ write markers; Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit classic ink; Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango; Other: 2-3/8″ scallop circle punch, sponge, In Color designer printed brads
I had already punched, split and snipped the scallop circles to form flowers**, so all I had to do was ink them with a little Calypso Coral ink. (**Punch and distress the scallop circles, then peel the card stock layers apart. I used two punched circles, which gave me 4 pieces. Then snip between each scallop to the center to form flowers.) I spritzed the flowers with water before I inked them, and since they were peeled layers of card stock and very delicate, they got a little more distressed than I wanted. In fact, one flower lost almost all its petals, but I think it looks ok. It’s not quite as “floppy” in person.
The mask is just an oval frame. I sponged Summer Starfruit ink inside the frame, then stamped the flowers along the bottom edge. Easy and quick – but really summery. The trick is to mail it without squashing the flower.
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