Sunday, May 17, 2009

Faux Framed Soft Summer Card

Whew! I realize after making this card that very simple designs need to be executed with perfection! I wouldn't call this perfection, but after many attempts, I'm done trying! Here is my card for Kristina Werner's latest Color Inspiration Challenge #52. She picked great colors this week: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White.

I did a reverse masking technique (also called Faux Frame) on this card. I cut an oval using the Coluzzle, laid the negative image on my cardstock and then sponged the inside of the oval. When I removed the mask, the sponged oval remains on the cardstock. I used Sahara Sand for the sponging and to color the stem and leaves of the flower. The outline is in More Mustard and the flowers are colored with So Saffron. I think it's hard to see, but there's some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds to really make this card sparkle.

Supplies: Soft Summer (Occasions Mini), Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Sahara Sand ink & cardstock, More Mustard ink, So Saffron ink, Whisper White cardstock, Coluzzle, Stampin' Sponges, Blender Pen, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Cutter Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

13 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

lovely...and pretty darn close to perfection in my eyes:)

Marie said...

So pretty!!! I just love reverse-masking. Gorgeous!!

Maureen P said...

This is just gorgeous...no other word for it! Took my breathe away...my top 10!!

Sankari W. said...

holy moly schmoly this is gorgeous!!! So soft and sweet and lovely and perfect!!! WOW!

Ange Kelly said...

Just Gorgeous!

Sue Lelli said...

Really really great card! I love the faux framing and the shiny parts!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love the look that the faux frame adds to this! Really nice! =)

Carol Dunstan said...

looks great, very effective!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Nice job Julie what a beautifully soft card you made!

travelingmama said...

This is stunning! Gorgeous!!

Winter said...

So pretty! Great job!

Terri E. said...

I liked your spounging technique. Great job on the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy said...

Very pretty! Love the masked frame around the flowers.