Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10 Minute CAS Card without the Big Shot™ :-)
I was not planning on stamping this evening but the colors from this week’s FM27 Friday MashUp "Double, Double, Toil and Trouble" were too enticing…Basic Black, Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie and Lucky Limeade....
I decided to create a very simple CAS card using the masking technique and it took me approx. 10 minutes and "be still my heart"- no Big Shot™ or punches (although they played a part prior to the creation) :-)
Only one image set, one sentiment set, a few sponge daubers, scrap of DSP and satin ribbon- of course!
Note- a few of you have inquired on how I tie my bows. Sometimes I create them right from the roll, other times, believe it or not, I use a water bottle and lately a wooden jig that my upline secured for us (I will try to take time to write a tutorial soon).
To create this card:
I had a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock that had a 3” Circle cut from it (previously created by a die cut with the Big Shot™ ) and a small circle punched out of it already, so I used these openings as the mask for the scene and the sun. I also tore another scrap piece of Whisper White to use as the mask for the "hills". One thing about masking, you can improvise with cardstock, scrap paper, sticky notes- almost anything that will protect your paper from the ink.
Position the large circle onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock where you would like to have your main image and layer the mask for the "hill" area and the open circle for the sun. With a Sponge Dauber and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, sponge the sun. Remove the mask for the sun, re-position your “hill” mask and sponge Concord Crush for the hill area. Continue to sponge the Concord Crush ink to create the lighter and darker areas, with another Sponge Dauber use Lucky Limeade in the foreground and lightly sponge Pumpkin Pie to finish off the sky (keeping the large 3” Circle mask in place the entire time).
While still keeping the 3" Circle mask in place, stamp the foliage in Basic Black. Remove the mask and stamp the sentiment in Basic Black as well.
Layer the piece of Pumpkin Pie DSP (scrap from yesterday's project) onto the Basic Black cardstock and layer this onto Concord Crush. Adhere the focal image and attach the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Autumn Days, Blessings from Heaven
Ink: Basic Black, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Concord Crush, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope this has encourage you to get back to basics :-) Have a great week and God Bless!