Sunday, October 18, 2015

Masked & Vintage Leaves: PP267

Hi all!  I am so excited to host our challenge over at The Paper Players this week.  It's Clean-and-Simple week and I've added one of my favorite things to it...Leaves!
I fussed around with a few ideas for this challenge but, in the end, settled on an all-time favorite technique of masking for my card:
You might recall that I featured this technique on this card a few weeks ago.  It's so much fun to do and with lots of white space and no frills, it definitely fits the Clean-and Simple bill.  My good friend Linda Callahan recently introduced me to Post-It Tape.  That's right, tape!  It comes on a roll and can be ripped off in whatever length you need.  It's the perfect tool for this project as you just lay it across your cardstock to create your masked area and then sponge, sponge, sponge!  I masked off the strip of the Very Vanilla base and sponged on (starting at the bottom) Tangerine Tango, Delightful Dijon and Lost Lagoon inks.  Once the colors were to my liking, I stamped some images from the Vintage Leaves set and finished it with a sentiment from One Big Meaning. 
I love how the Lost Lagoon and Delightful Dijon blended together to create a subtle shade of green where they meet.  And, aren't these leaves just the best?  I can't get over how detailed they are--especially for a photopolymer stamp set!  Just fabulous, right?!

And I happen to know that the rest of the Design Team have even more fabulous inspiration for you over at The Paper Players.  Be sure to check them out and consider playing along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, October 23rd at Noon (PST).  I would love to see you in the gallery!  Thanks for stopping by.

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)

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17 comments:

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Nance, what a beautiful way to showcase this stamp set!! I love the blended colors!! xx

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!! Love the shading. Post it tape - brilliant! Life is too busy to comment all the time but sure enjoy seeing your creations. Hope all is well with you :)

Jodi McKinney said...

I LOVE the masking technique Nance, and I haven't done it for a while. I must remember. It worked so beautiful here with your beautifully sponged colors and then simple black leaves. Exquisitely executed!

Nancy said...

Simplicity at it's best, love the blended colors and so glad you used the tape. The black leaves are a spot of surprise and interest who knew they'd work so well.

laurie said...

This is a fun challenge Nance! Love your masking,and the colors are so perfect for fall. Perfect CAS card!!

Dawn Tidd said...

Love it, Nancy! The colors behind the leaves are perfect! Glad you found the Post-it Tape to use. :)

Linda Callahan said...

Oh you are a whiz with the post it tape! This is gorgeous - I love it!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance I love the look of this technique... very CAS but still so cool looking. This would be a great card for class.... hmmmm I might have to CASE this one! hugs.

Joanne James said...

A classic design Nance and this card is stunning! I like it even more than the lovely 'As a Tree' one - maybe it's your choice of colours, or those falling leaves. Either way I'm in love! As for your blending - it is sheer perfection. I'm also off on a hunt for post-it tape - this sounds like something I need!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is so cool! Your sponging is PERFECT! What a great technique for a CAS card! Great challenge!

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous card, and what a great job you did masking and sponging, Nance! Who would have thought that those three colors would blend together so beautifully!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just fabulous! I love the beautiful blend of colors you created with sponging! Just WOW! XX

maria f. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. That is one of the best stamp sets of all time.

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the ombre pattern with the black leaes - it really makes them pop. All of that wonderful white space surrounding it makes my CAS loving heart happy. Fabulous card
hugs
jaydee

Greta said...

I love that technique & you've showcased it so beautifully! Love the colors & those leaf images!

jeannine said...

nance, this is just beautiful! did you use whisper white card stock? thanks for sharing!

Nance Leedy said...

Thanks, Jeannine for your kind comment. I used Very Vanilla card stock for both the card base and the main panel.