Here is the inside:
Ok, so there is, like, triple masking happening on my card. First, I stamped the sentiment and flowers onto masking paper and fussy cut them. I stamped the sentiment first. (Oh, and btw, using my MISTI really made this soooo much easier!), applied the mask over that, then stamped the calla lilies, removed the mask over the sentiment and put the mask over the flowers. I could have die cut an oval, but the ones I have were just a bit too small for my liking. Sooo, I went old school and used an oval template from Fiskars. Do you remember those from before die cutting machines existed?
That's right. I drew the largest oval onto masking paper, then cut it out using an X-acto knife. (because I'm crazy like that!) I saved the oval and used the negative for my mask. The ink was sponged on then I splattered drops of water onto it, waiting about 15 seconds before patting it with a paper towel to dry. It's hard to see, but maybe if you embiggen the picture, you may see the splatters. Once I removed the oval and flower masks, the above is what I ended up with - soooo freakin cool! For a bit of sparkle, I went over the spadix with Star Dust Stickles. (Yes, I googled it)
Ok, so that's all for today. Now I have to get up in my craft room and crank out another card. (And if you know me, I don't crank out cards. It usually takes me at least a couple hours to make a simple card, because I get so distracted by all the stuff I have, and can't make up my mind what to use!) LOL! Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great rest of the day. OMG, it's just after 5 pm and the light is fading outside. I am NOT a fan of daylight saving time come Fall!
I'd like to enter this at:
STAMPlorations - November theme & sketch challenge - I used the sketch & theme: 3 flowers (and 3 masks)
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Smile; MFT - Essential Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Color Box/Susan K. Weckesser - Ice
CS: Taylored Expressions; Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: MISTI; Inkadinkado - masking paper; Fiskars - Oval template; Ranger - Star Dust Stickles; water & paint brush
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner