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)