Thursday, May 22, 2014

Stampendous always looks better with Imagine Crafts

If you are here for the Verve Spotlight Hop, scroll down to the next blog post.

 

I'm back again to the Stampendous and Imagine Crafts® Blog Hop with a neon botanical for your inspiration. If there could be more inspiration to hop with us this week (check out the days so far this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) it might just be getting some Neon Ink pads and HOT Fran•táge Color Fragments just for commenting on each hop along the way. Check out the details on the Stampendous blog.



I've been wanting to create something with reverse masking since the Mixed Media challenge last week and this card idea was the perfect time to do it. Here's the card...


The Lovely Garden Jumbo Stamp Set comes with a free Templates and Mask that is perfect for creating this card. The flower and leaves base is made with the combination of templates and masks and a white ink pad. Once that was dry the flower was masked and the leaves were stamped in black ink and then the mask was removed to stamp the flower. Tip: A stamp positioner helps make the stamping more precise. I pulled out all the neon colors again (because I like a palette of colors to work with) and applied ink with a cotton swab in layers that were dried in between applications. The masks came back out and covered most of the image while a portion of the background was stamped. The bokeh effect was made with white ink on the tip of a cotton swab and stamped repeatedly before adding more ink to the swab.

The assembly was quick. Just a purple cardstock layer between the image and card base. The sentiment was stamped in black and then cut on one end for a pennant look. Thanks for staying with me through those instructions. :)

For more inspiration, hop through the blog list below. Have fun!


Challenges: MIX68: Reverse Masking/Mortise at Splitcoaststampers

Details:
Stamps: Lovely Garden Jumbo Set (template and mask included), NK Studio Grunge Set, Say It Today Set (Stampendous)
Paper: Black, purple and pink (Bazzill Basics)
Ink: Cotton White and Jet Black (StazOn, Imagine Crafts), Electric Pink, Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow (Radiant Neon, Imagine Crafts)
Accessories: cotton swabs, stamp cleaner (StazOn, Imagine Crafts)

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51 comments:

  1. Wow. Absolutely stunning. Just beautiful. I am so amazed at these colors.

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  2. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. What a beautiful project. I didn't even notice the purple card stock until I read about it.

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  4. wow that flower looks gorgeous.. great job..

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  5. Your colored flower is divine! Loving these neon inks!

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  6. Beautiful! that flower just POPS on the black!

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  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial! The colors are beautiful and I love the flower.

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  8. The coloring on the flower is great. Love the black background. Great card

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  9. Beautiful card. I love how you did the background, it really makes the flower pop. Great job.

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  10. This is sooo pretty, thanks for the info!

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  11. Gorgeous flower, and love how you did the bokeh effect, stunning!

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  12. Beautiful flower, thanks for sharing.

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  13. Beautiful flower! Love how you colored it. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Stunning card. Love your background. TFs

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  15. Beautiful card! I love these bright colors!

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  16. Wonderful job. Love how you did the flower.

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the colors and flower, thanks for sharing.

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  18. What a STUNNING flower!! Love the colors! TFS!

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  19. Very pretty, love the black background and colors!

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  20. Gorgeous and love the size of the flower...very pretty!

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  21. Wow our cards are so similar! I love what you did with yours :-)

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  22. Gorgeous. I love the way the flower pops on the card.

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  23. Your card is gorgeous. Just love it.

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  24. I love dark bold colors. This is a fantastic card. Love it.

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  25. Wow! Soooo beautiful and bold! Love the white stamped dots!

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  26. So pretty - love the background and the flower.
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  27. Fantastic stamp and inks and it all pops on that black background! TFS!

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  28. So beautiful, Janelle! This came out really lovely! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Good luck to all your commenters!

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  29. just amazing...the colors are so vibrant!!

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  30. Gorgeous flower and love the dark background as it makes the flower even more beautiful!

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  31. This is drop dead gorgeous!

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  32. This is drop dead gorgeous!

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  33. beautiful flower and love the background work

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  34. Lovely card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Beautiful flower and colors used .

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  36. How pretty! I love the soft fuzzy look of the background on the black--It's perfectly coordinated with this showstopper floral!! Very gorgeous card! TFS Janelle!

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  37. AWESOME... love the colors! Beautiful stamp!

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  38. I love the black background. Beautiful.

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