Friday, June 18, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Designs #181

Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge #181 is a sketch this week

And this is what I came up with for this sketch.

I had fun with this one.
Paper: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Confetti Cream and Presto Patterns Speciality Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Vintage Vogue and Sale-A-Bration Vintage Labels
Punches: 5-Petal flower, Curly Label
Accessories: Rich Regal Brad, Post-It Note, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Color Catcher, Paper Snips, SNAIL , Dotto

I tried a new technique with this one, it's called Masking and you can follow the link to the site, or check out Stampin' Up's website for this and other techniques.

Other Helpful Points
  1. I cut a scrap piece of paper 5" x 3 3/4" and used my Cricut Expression (otherwise known as contraband - but I do a lot of scrapbooking and I couldn't live without this) to cut an oval on 1 end of the cardstock.
  2. I then applied this piece of cardstock with Dotto (repositionalble adhesive) to a pice of Presto Patterns paper. I left the oval in place, but removed the 'shell." Using my stamping sponge I colored all around the oval with Melon Mambo Ink and then spritzed it with my Gold Glow Smooch Spritz.
  3. I then replaced the shell and removed the oval and using the masking technique and the Greenhouse Garden stamp set I stamped in the oval area where there was no Melon Mambo ink.
The picture never does the card justice, but if you look close you'll see the glow from the Smooch Spritz and under the flowers you can faintly see the embossed writing that is on the Presto Patterns paper.

You don't need a Cricut Expression to cut the oval in the scrap piece of paper. Stampin' Up! carries the Big Shot and all of the necessary accessories you'll need to do this type of die cutting and dry embossing. It's a great tool to have, and definitely one you can't live without.
I hope you enjoy my creation today.
Feel free to email me with questions.


SherriC. said...

WOW Tammy LOVE it, TFS!!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Look at you go!!! Awesome job!!

Tammy Fite said...

Gorgeous!! I love the masking!! Thanks for playing along with the Divas!!