Friday, August 28, 2009

Flourishes Focus.... put on the mask!

Hi all! TGIF! With Friday comes another Flourishes Focus. This time... it's all about putting on the mask! Flourishes sells this fabulous tape called Eclipse and if you head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter, Cindy Lawrence gives us all a fabulous tutorial on just how to use it! This paper is a low-tack tape -- kind of like a giant Post-It! So, instead of having just that little strip at the top that's tacky - you have a 6" by 33' Post-It! Pretty cool huh? Imagine how long that would last! And, you can re-use your masks. Just keep them with your stamp sets and use over and over again!

I digress! Here's a look at my creation for this week! I wanted to keep it simple because I honestly didn't have a ton of time to stamp this week. I know... terrible isn't it? I didn't have time to color my roses! So, I decided to keep it monochromatic and use sponging to add a punch of color!

So, to explain how I masked -- I wanted to show you the set, so you could see what I was talking about!!! I used the I Love Roses set by Flourishes....

See that large rose up in the upper left corner? I wanted that rose to be stamped repeatedly as my main image. But, I wanted it to look like the roses were all overlapped. So, I stamped that rose onto my Eclipse tape, cut it out and then used this tacky sheet as a mask so that I could shield the rose that I just stamped, and stamp new roses over top. Sometimes you need two masks to do this - but I managed with just one.

After I was done stamping all my roses with Tea Rose Vivid Ink, I then put the Labels 8 die that I used for my main image shape back on and sponged on some more Tea Rose ink with the die on to keep the edge of my main image crisp. I also did this with my larger pink mat as well. Here's a shot of my main image so you can see what I mean!

Paper pierce the edge and then, it's time for your sponged sentiment! I used the new Ribbon Tag Trio dies that are brand new in the Flourishes store! I love these dies! They are a bit larger than the other ribbon slide tags, so they can accomodate a little larger sentiment or whatever else you'd like! This die also has embossed dots around the edges that I later added some pink Liquid Pearls to! I also threaded some of that lucious May Arts pink satin ribbon through as well.

That's it my friends! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Be sure to head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter to see Cindy's tutorial. And, don't forget to hop on over to these ladies places to see what they cooked up as well!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Latisha Yoast

Leslie Miller

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here soon! :-)


denise g. said...

Ooh! Pink AND roses ~ my favorites. Feel like you just gave ME a big 'ol hug!! Really like that tag (can you say wish list?) with the pink liquid pearls ("need" those too) and that ribbon. Isn't life supposed to get freer (is that a word, madame editor?) when the Koe-lettes go back to school??

Norine said...

how pretty this card is
love the color

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is beautiful Julie!! Love the pink monochromatic & the ribbon sentiment tag is awesome!! I have a roll of Eclipse and LOVE IT!!! Well done my friend!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I don't get it but it made a beautiful card. Stamp on tape and do this and that...what are you talking about? I'm lost but I know you will help me find my way. Mom

Martha said...

Julee, you are absolutely amazing! I love roses too and want to try this technique. It is gorgeous and so realistic a bunch of roses squeezed together! FANTASTIC1
I don.t have either of these stamp sets but will put them on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Marianne said...

I love your card, Julie! I have ordered that Ribbon Tag set and can't wait to get it!!

Leslie Miller said...

A great sample, Julie! Beautiful masking. You made it look as though this is all one stamp. Fabulous! Love the label with the Liquid Pearls, too!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and all the pink is just so girlie! Great job Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

Fantastic use of masking Julie! I love the color sponged on too, such a pretty pink. And that new nestie label is fantastic threaded through the ribbon!

Latisha said...

Totally beautiful!! Love it!!

Makiko Jones said...

How romantic!! Another great possibilities of the set!! TFS~

Karen W said...

Great card and I love the masking tape and it doesn't leave a sticky residue, I use it all the time and it will hold your nestabilities in place and not leave a sticky place.