Monday, May 23, 2016

Make-it-Monday #250 - Masked Backgrounds

Hello all!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you... I'm actually crafting on a Monday! Crazy! :)

When I saw that a buddy of mine, Laurie, created a Make-it-Monday video, I knew I wanted to play along with PTI's challenge! Click HERE to go to the challenge for the video and more information.

Here's my take. You can see I need some SERIOUS practice on blending!  :)

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The challenge I had most was using that blue painter's tape. When I tried to CAREFULLY take it off, it tore the paper a bit in the corner. Don't look TOO closely, else you might find it! ;)

It's a great technique, and I truly had fun doing it! :) Thanks, LB!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inspired: Praise (PTI)
Paper: True Black, Stamper's Select (both PTI)
Ink: Grass Green, Turquoise Sea, Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Cherry Red (all Gina K)

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  1. Fabulous Ted! Beautiful sponging.

  2. Magnificent job, love your card.

  3. I think your blending is beautiful and a striking background for your beautiful sentiment (verse)!

  4. Gorgeous blending Ted! I can see the Lord shining down on you through these wonderful colors! Beautiful background for your sentiment!

  5. Great card and I love love the sentiment :) Your blending of colors was perfect.

  6. Ted, you did an awesome job!! Your colors are perfect.
    I laughed so hard at your torn edge...
    I did that, too. I covered up mine with a sequin!

  7. A fabulous card, Ted! Your blending came out great and I love that the sentiment goes beyond the edges. I've had that same struggle when removing painters or washi tape before. Very frustrating but I couldn't see it. Great, great card!!

  8. your blending looks fab to me on your wonderful card (I used post it roll)

  9. Lovely card Ted! I've had trouble with tape tearing my cardstock too and now do this. Before you put the tape on your card, put the strip of tape on your hand first and rub it a bit. Do it a couple times. The oils from your hand will help take some of the stickiness off the tape.

  10. Great card, Ted, and glad to see you participate. Agree with Lainey on how to reduce the stickiness from the tape first. So far, so good for me. 😀

  11. Wonderful card, Ted! I chose the same stamp set ;) Love your rainbow colours with the touch of black--gorgeous! Hope the remainder of your school year goes well! (Or are you finished already? Here in Canada we go to the end of June.)


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