Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10 Minute CAS Card without the Big Shot™ :-)

Hi Stampers! 

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! 


Janelle said...

Oh my stars! This is amazing! I love this technique and SO want to put this on my inspiration pile. Wish I had those stamps to finish it off. TFS

Lisa said...

Wow, fantastic job with the masking. This card is very striking!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Love this - great CAS! Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup.

Patti said...

Stunning in its simplicity. Love it.

Kasey said...

It's amazing what just a little bit of ink and a whole lot of talent can achieve! Just fantastic Julie, but then I've come to expect nothing less from your dabblings with ink and paper.

Lovely to see you playing along with us.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Kim P said...

Seriously GORGEOUS card!!!!!!! Wow! The details are all lovely. I'll be watching for that ribbon tutorial! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

So glad to hear you liked the colors this week. Your Card came out great! I love how you did that sky.. it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for our Spooky Mashup this week.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow, this is amazing. Very nice.

June K said...

Really beautiful.

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