August 05, 2016

STAMPlorations CASEplorations August

Hey everyone!  It's time for another CASEplorations over at STAMPlorations!  We've got a fabulous designer this month that we are CASEing.  It's Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) of All By Heart Creations.
Just take a look....

Isn't it awesome?  Bold and beautiful.  I loved the bright red against the black and white stripes.  That was my inspiration for my card.  Check it out....

First, I stamped my flowers (Blooming Buds set) masking where it was needed.  Then I created masks to cover the flowers and using some washi tape I created my stripes by sponging on black ink fading it out on the one side.  I removed the masks and then created the negative version of the flower masks to protect the background.  Then I sponged on Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to colour in my flowers.  I added some gold with a Pentel marker to the stamens of the flowers.  Once the masks were removed, I stamped the sentiment (Strong Women set) in black ink.  I really love how this turned out.  It's a lot of masking but so worth it.

So, I hope you'll all pop on by the main blog and check out all the fabulous cards by the DT and remember there are prizes to be won too!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals


  1. Absolutely stunning, Kim! Gorgeous flowers and your masking, especially the way you used the negative of the flowers for the sponging, is quite intriguing! A WOW in every way!

  2. Isn't this the most fantastic card to CASE? Wow have you done a fabulous job, stunning! Absolutely love it!

  3. You are the queen of masking! Stunning card!

  4. Amazing masking! Looks awesome with the vivid color over the stripes

  5. This is great. Love the bold orange with the black and white stripes. Great looking card

  6. Beautifully done, Kim, love these florals and stripes together! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Oh my ! The blooming buds never looked so pretty, beautiful coloring

  8. Oh that color!!!! And to pair it with fading black stripes (must admit I thought they were mirrored and reflecting funny in the photo). So glad I came by to see how you'd created this beauty.


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