Friday, December 2, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #98 - Masked Frame

Well another week has flown by & the countdown to Christmas is really on!

This week's challenge at Inkspirations has some pretty colours for you to play with:-


 I was inspired by the lovely, & very talented, Andrea over at Enchantink to create this card:-

Click on the phototo see it larger.

This is a really simple but effective technique where you mask the centre of the panel & build up layers of stamping around the perimeter of the mask.  Once you remove the mask you have a nice crisp frame for your sentiment.  I've utilised first, second & even third generation stamping, to get some graduation in the challenge colours.  I've added a die-cut daisy & ribbon to finish it off.

If you would like to play along in the Challenge with us, or just check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the Inkspirations Team, check out these links:-
The Challenge Site



Cindy
Kirsty
Makeesha
Renée


Brandi
Carrie
Helen
Ilina
Lee-Anne
Marisa

Card Components:  
Cardstock:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Stamps:  Silhouette Sentiments & Well Scripted (retired), Autumn Days
Inks:  So Saffron, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Other:  Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Subtle Button, White Baker's Twine
Non SU:  Corner Rounder Punch, Sizzix Daisy Die

8 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Helen this is "SO PRETTY", the colours and dainty stamp choice are just a perfect combination, very soft & delicate!

Kim S said...

Such a wonderful idea! So sweet and delicate!

Marisa said...

LOVE the "spray" you created around the sentiment! The colours look fabulous and the flower and ribbon treatment is the perfect touch. Great card!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love this technique Helen...beautiful card. Not to mention that gorgeous flower lol
Hugs xx

Ellen said...

Your card is so pretty! I use tapestry stamps and the generation stamping technique, so your card caught my eye. I love the masking and your choice of colors!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I just love this technique! Thanks for reminding me! I feel a CASE coming on! Hugs xxx

Makeesha Byl said...

WOW, i have never seen this technique before Helen. it sure is very pretty and works a treat with this colour combination! Fabulous work as always!

Diane Barnes said...

Wow, really fresh & pretty card Helen. Love the colours & layout & the flower & everything! Hugs. Di