Monday, November 4, 2019

Masked & Ink Blended

I'm purging a wide variety of products in my sale pages.  You might find a good deal!

One of my favorite designs includes masking an area for ink blending.  Usually the images I stamp are solid & often the masked area runs vertically.  Colleen brought an example to our Indiana retreat with an outline image & a horizontal masked strip.  I black embossed the beautiful floral image & brushed the masked area with DO abandoned coral, heaviest on the left.
After I got home I black embossed the PTI sentiment, matted it with a black panel & added black Pico Embellisher dots.
Unfortunately, one of hubby's first cousins just passed away.  We're so glad we got to meet him & his family in North Carolina a few years ago.  We met his sister who lives in another state at the first family reunion we went to after hubby discovered this side of his family.  I hadn't yet opened my GK HA collaboration set & thought it could be used the same as Colleen's stamp.
The DO I used is shaded lilac for a soft, feminine look & the sentiment is W&W.  This time I just used a black strip down the left side & decided against any embellishments.  I'm entering SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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Here's the card I made for his wife & family using an old HA image.  As you can see, it's my usual design with a vertical blended strip.
I brushed DO spiced marmalade, fossilized amber & squeezed lemonade on kraft cardstock after brown embossing the image.  The die cut sentiment from AE (in my sale page) was stacked 3 high & also brown embossed.  Interesting how a few changes give a totally different look.  I'm entering ABNHSSS Wednesday.

I entered the October Altenew challenge via IG since I finished my card at the last minute.  Thought you might like to see it.
The Altenew dies are Layered Floral Elements, Mid Century Frame & Fancy Hello.  The rectangle stitching was done with a Lil' Inker die.  I colored the blooms & sentiment die cut with Copics & used vellum for the leaves.

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17 comments:

  1. A real bumper post Greta, the fist two are so striking with the black stamping and coloured band, the colouring on the Kraft looks very subtle and elegant and the last a beautiful burst of colour.

    B x

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  2. great post, Greta - love love the blended strips with the black stamped florals and your Altenew card is gorgeous!!

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  3. Stunning collection of cards Greta. Your new technique is fab and looks wonderful on both birthday and sympathy cards. Loving especially your altenew entry as well. Good to see you back.

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  4. I'm sending sympathy for your family in the passing of your hubby's first cousin. I haven't done my card from Colleen yet. I had it on my desk to color, then went on to make some much needed cards first. Yours are so pretty and I do like the one you made for the wife and family. Your Altenew card is lovely.

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  5. Gosh I thought I was going to see two cards but no you included another two for good measure. I like the way you have used the stamp and blending for the first two cards and
    subtly made them so totally work for a different occasion. Your third card is beautiful too and what a smashing burst of colour for your last card. Love them all.

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  6. beautiful set of cards, greta! I may have to try that masking technique. it is so simple, but creates loads of visual impact!

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  7. Your cards are all so gorgeous. You have so much talent.

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  8. These are all so beautiful Greta...really love the wonderful technique you did!

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  9. So many beautiful floral cards Greta!!

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  10. Stunning Greta. Love the horizontal shading. That really looks amazing and awesome colour choices. Love love love your Altenew card. It is truly incredible.

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  11. Great job with that color combo, Greta! Just love the pop of the yellow and that fun starburst frame!!

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  12. PS - forgot to mention how much I love the cards with the masked strip! Especially the black embossing on white!!

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  13. GORGEOUS creations Greta, love the strip of colour with the black stamping.
    Faith x

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  14. Four fabulous cards Greta...Especially loving the two with the horizontal blended stripes which looks so classy and so very pretty x.

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  15. Wow, Greta, I love all the cards you showed here! And your sympathy card is really spectacular (sadly needed...I am sorry for your loss!) the soft lilac color is perfect for this type of card...soft and serene! Lovely Greta! Heart Hugs, colleen

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  16. This is a knockout post Greta. A feast for the eyes with so many inspirational ideas. I'm truly impressed with design of the first two cards. The Kraft one is superb and the final one is splendid. I'm definitely going to "borrow" the designs of the first three. Do you mind? Thanks for sharing.

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  17. What beautiful designs! I think I'm gonna try this to make some lovely quick cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Theresa

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