Friday, July 8, 2011

SFF0708– Clearly For You In Color Card

Welcome to the Pool Party!  LOL, that’s the name of the new softly colored blue-green In Color featured on today’s Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team Card!  Like a very pale shade of turquoise, this color pairs well with so many colors you probably already have in your Card Stock, Ink, and Designer Series Paper color collections at home!

In today’s sketch, designed by team member Tammy Fite, I’ve paired the soft pool party hue with Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Bashful Blue Card Stock.

SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

Images from the Clearly For You Stamp Set were colored with Old Olive, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Peach Parfait, and Soft Suede classic ink and markers.

SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

After stamping the floral image from Clearly For You onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock, the image was masked before stamping the background image.

The Basic Masking Technique and Tutorial: 

Masking is a very simple technique used to layer images without allowing them to overlap, one I will often use in brayer work and on hand stamped tiles.  The very talented Ms. Beate Johns has written a wonderful masking tutorial which can be found here on Splitcoaststampers if you need more information on that technique!

SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

After tearing and sponging the edges of the focal image, Whisper White card stock in the background looked a bit harsh against the soft hues and pool party card stock.  To resolve this issue, Bashful Blue Classic Ink was sponged atop the stamped images using a stampin’ sponge.  SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

And the tiny punched daisies from the itty bitty punch pack were also sponged to soften the color.SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

Finished off with a button tied bow, both focal image and tiny butterfly were popped onto the card using a must have stampers’ basic supply, Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The Elegant Lines Textured Embossing Folder added a lot of texture to an otherwise plain card stock surface too, don’t you think?

TIP: 

Have you ever struggled with removing the paper covering from a dimensional?  Simply stick your fingernail into the center of the paper covered dimensional.  Pushing down hard with your fingernail will cause the edges of the paper to pop away from the sticky surface, making them much easier to peel away.SFF0708, Sharon Field, In Color, Pool Party, Created by You, Clearly For You, In Colors, Createdbyu, Masking, Technique, tip, Splitcoaststampers, blog

Tammy’s sketch even had a butterfly on it… LOL, so I didn’t venture far from today’s Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch!

Hope you’ll join us to play along this week!  Next stop on the Sketch Frenzy Mini Blog Hop and Tour is team member Tammy Baldwin!  Be sure to stop in and tell her hello!

See you tomorrow with a new Super Saturday Tutorial!  Always Free, you can find past tutorials on my Tutorials Tab at the top of each page on Created by You!

Hugs,

Sharon

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your cards and ideas are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW--I would've never thought of masking that flower--but I will now! That is so pretty! I love the colors, and your bow--it's perfect!

nana_cindy42 said...

Beautiful!!!

Patrice H said...

This card so works! Great minds think a like. Next weeks card was done with the masking tech. Maybe I better think of something else to do (smile).

Deb said...

Beautiful card! I love the little butterfly cut out!