So today whilst Maureen has been visiting we had a wee dabble in copying an idea from this weeks Craft Stamper mag. The article was called 'Sunset Silhouette' and the cards appealed to me, not only because they were quick to do, but also because they required minimum effort but more importantly they used minimum stash!
Using sticky notes to mask gives clear and crips outlines and this was a first for me. I have never used these for masking before but shall definitely be using them again!
I used Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed distress inks and an Elusive Images stamp and am very happy with the result. I think I will make a batch of these using different coloured distress ink backgrounds and just stamp on an appropriate sentiment as needed. My card is the one minus the sentiment - Maureen's card was done using the same colours and an Oriental flower stamp I've had for years. In my opinion it makes a perfect Sympathy card as even though the colours are bright I think the overall effect is understated.
So - a succesful afternoon!
Crafty Cardmakers - Clean and Simple
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Pollycraft - Autumn Colours