Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI April Blog Hop: Tilted - my smiles begin with you



From PTI's website: It only takes a little *something* to take a project from ho-hum to amazing!  Even something as small as tilting your images or sentiments at an angle can have a huge impact.  This month we are challenging you to create a project that features something tilted.  Position a frame at an angle, tilt your text, add a background strip diagonally, create a border that has an incline, slant a sentiment block, the sky is truly the limit!  We look forward to seeing your projects later this month! 
I wanted to do some masking on an angle for a card as it is such a simple but effective technique.  I bought a roll of Eclipse masking paper from Impress Rubber Stamps and it works so well!  If you don’t have masking paper, you can use Post It label tape from the office supply store or even larger post its!  The trick is to try and stamp right on to the masking paper so that the masked area shows up well when you take it off.  Also the thinner the paper, the better as it will then stamp closest to the paper rather than leaving a gap.  Since I can’t cut on a straight line for the life of me, I used my trimmer instead.   

I started out stamping the larger flower from Papertrey’s Irresistible Ikat in PTI Vintage Cream.  I then layered Fresh ink’s Pear colour with the smaller flower from the same set.  I removed the masking paper and added a sentiment in Fresh ink in slate but after realizing it wasn’t quite dark enough to show up well, I layered it with navy and stamped slightly off for a shadowed effect.

Paper: PTI Aqua Mist
Stamps: PTI Natural Beauties (sentiment), Irresistible Ikat (images)
Ink:  Fresh navy and slate, PTI Vintage Cream
Misc: Eclipse masking paper


Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful card! I love the beauty of the masking at an angle! Just gorgeous!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

I love how you masked with the Ikat stamp set, Cara! Looks great!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness the ikat looks fabulous! Love it!

Joyce said...

Such a wonderful collection of tilted cards. I think my fave is the one with the hexagons and the sentiment stamped on top.

Sonya said...

Love how you used the Ikat.

Kristii said...

Way fun! Love the ikat border!!

bjmartin said...

Great idea to mask the edges - looks great!