Featured Technique: Blending with Masking

For this duo I cannot take credit for the idea. I leaned on another artist for inspiration for these; Darlene. I love the simplicity of this card, and how it can be used for many occasions.

For Duo #1 - I used light tack masking tape (my husband uses it in his line of work, I borrowed it from him) to frame one inch around the card. With bashful blue, pretty in pink, and certainly celery I blended the three in order with my blending tool. I used a tiny butterfly punch to punch out the three butterflies and used a black marker to create the path and the border.

For Duo #2 -  I re-used the same pieces of masking tape to create the frame. I blended dusty concord and worn lipstick distress ink with pacific point to create the background. I found a little foot punch that was in my "sell" pile, and decided to imitate two friends walking along side together for this card. I used the darker colors to give the impression of harder times. (did it work?) Again I used a black marker to create a random frame. Enjoy!


Featured Stamp: Flower by Purple Daisy Designs

This week's duo features a very elegant daisy stamp that I found at a local stamp convention I attended a few months back. I am kicking myself for not purchasing the other matching stamps that went with this flower. (ohh well, I can't take them ALL home, can I?) This stamp is so versatile, and yet so simple.

In the first card, I used the Just for fun film frame and template. I used tempting turquoise and passion pink (paper too) with staz-on jet back ink.

The second card in the duo uses brilliant blue and glorious green stampin' up ink. Both cards have the true friend stamp from stampin' up. I am not sure which set it is from. Enjoy!


Featured Stamp: Agapanthus Cluster by Stampendous

I have decided to begin my blog again. I am really excited to get this up and running. When I really take hold of this and run with it, I will be purchasing my own domain name and make it more formal. Until then I wish to introduce my first DUO. I will be featuring one stamp, or one set of stamps for each post. Each stamp will be displayed in two cards. These cards feature the stamp: Stampendous P107 Agapanthus Cluster.