Friday, May 27, 2016

Make it Monday #250 - masked backgrounds: hello

This week's Make it Monday over at Papertrey featured the lovely Laurie and masked backgrounds. I had fun creating a masked background using a wide washi tape and some Fresh and Avery Elle inks.
Unfortunately I removed some of the paper when I pulled off the washi tape which is why the border had to be cut down ... sacrifices were made!
I chanelled Laurie's scoring technique for the kraft card base and used a limited edition set (Iconic Images) and white ink for the bird.
I added a Smokey Shadow hello die cut stacked up with three layers and added it to the masked background.
I applied a liberal amount of Wink of Stella clear and then loaded up on Glossy Accents.
The cool thing about this is it makes the shine and sparkle of the Wink of Stella even more pronounced.  Hard to capture on camera, but I promise, it's there! :) 

(Click any of the images to enlarge and get a better idea of what I'm talking about!!)

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7 comments:

lainey said...

Oh, that cute birdie sitting on top of the hello made me smile! I need to try putting glossy accents on a word like that - it really adds a nice feature!

Kathy Mc said...

Clever idea, Cara, to add the bird like you did. Masking and score lines will make Laurie very happy. Great card!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card!

BeverlyBL said...

Love your little bird perched on your hello. Nice colors, too. Great job. Sorry you had a little tear, but it looks great.

Kathryn A said...

Lovely card, Cara! The kraft paper with the blue inks is beautiful!

Cindy Boney said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the kraft background....excellent!

Martha said...

Cara, this is so adorably sweet.
Fabulous colors, inking, and design.