Saturday, February 25, 2012

HSS106 - Thinking of You

The challenge on the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog this week is Color Blocking.  I was in need of a sympathy card (actually two - boo hoo) and I thought this challenge would be a perfect opportunity to make them.

I didn't have any solid block stamps and I thought about actually using my acrylic block to make my 'color blocking' but instead, I punched out a scallop circle from my Eclipse masking tape and made a reverse mask.  I used two colors of Distress Inks to color in the mask.  Next I took my There She Goes buttercup stamp and stamped within the colored scallop.  Finished it off with a Hero Arts sentiment and this challenge is in the books!

This challenge runs to February 27th if you want to come and play:

Thanks for your visit!


Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful sympathy card, Maria! Love the masking with the scallop shape, and love the gradation of color you added. Really pretty stamped flowers, too. This is classic and elegant and very pretty.

jimlynn said...

Stunning! It really just pops off that paper!

Just a Thought... said...

Very pretty card!!! I'm sorry you needed two sympathy cards..... :C( Your card is lovely and should put a smile in their heart. Great job!! Thank you for participating this week with HSS!!! Amy L.

Harriet Skelly said...

YOur card is beautiful - sorry you needed some.

Krista said...

Great idea making your own stencil for the reverse mask. Gives the image a nice texture and accents it perfectly. Sorry you had to make sympathy cards. Thank you for playing with us at HSS.

Genny said...

Congratulations Maria!

You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog. The post announcing the winners will go live on Tuesday, February 28, 2:00 AM.
Email me to obtain the html code for your badge.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!

HSS Design Team


Bada-Bing Creations said...

So simple but so pretty! The perfect card for this challenge. Sorry you need sympathy cards but this is very nice and simple and somber. Thanks for playing at HSS!

Diane Malcor said...

Your card is stunning! Such a beautiful card. tfs

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