Sunday, March 27, 2011

Delightful Dahlia

Just a quick post tonight to share a birthday card I made for my best stamping friend. I've had the idea for this card in my head ever since she gave me this stamp set for my birthday. Here's the card:
To create it, I cut a standard size card and, using my Martha Stewart Scoring Board, created a frame for my mat and stamped image. Before I began stamping, I used scrap paper to create a mask for the large flower and leaf, plus two masks for the smaller flowers. For the stamped image, I started stamping in the lower left-hand corner. After stamping the first large flower, I covered it with the mask and stamped the other large flower above it. Keeping the first mask in place, I added the small flower and then covered it with a mask before stamping the leaves. Finally, I masked the leaf and stamped the remaining flower. I stamped the sentiment and used a Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut it out. I adhered the stamped image to the mat, tied a ribbon and adhered it to the card front. Finally, I added some bling and the butterfly pin.

Because creating masks can be time consuming, I plan to keep these masks with the stamp set for future use!!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White); Stampin' UP!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia; Vintage Labels);
Ink: Stampin' Up (Rich Razzleberry; Wild Wasabi); Ranger (Jet Black);
Tools: Martha Stewart Scoring Board; Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labes One);
Misc.: Recollections Rhinestone Stickers; Webster's Pages Butterfly Push Pins; Ribbon from my stash.


Susan (rainy) said...

This is so beautifully masked and stamped, Linda. Such a wonderful design!

Beth Hallgren said...

Wow! Beautiful.