Last week’s way to use it challenge was to make a card with only one sheet of cardstock. I knew right away I wanted to emboss a frame with Big Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities into the center of a card and make it a CAS card. Well…my first try didn’t work. I used the wrong stamp and it just looked plain wrong. For the second try I picked a new Flourishes set I hadn’t inked up yet, the gorgeous Sunflower set.
I cut a reverse mask with the big scallop rectangles, stamped the image in Tuxedo black Memento Ink on Classic Cream Neenah cardstock. Next I covered the inside (with the scallop I had cut to create the reverse mask), placed the die back on and sponged the outside with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The Vintage Wallpaper background was stamped over it with the same color. Then I used the reverse mask and die again and sponged the inside with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
The sunflower was colored with Copic Markers (Flower petals: Y17, YR15, YR14 Flower Center: E97, E99, E08, E19 Leaves: G82, G94, G85 Ladybug: R20, R27, R39). I meant to make this a one layer card, but I didn’t like that the coloring showed through on the inside. So I cut the image down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and layered it on a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece (folded in half) after stitching the outside.
The sentiment panel was cut out of the remaining 1/4″ sheet that I had left. It was cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged with Antique Linen Ink. A bow was created out of 1/4″ silk ribbon with help of the Bow-Easy and topped with a Recollection Brad. Three Pearl Kaisercraft Pears finish off the card.
I used this card to create a video tutorial for Reverse Masking. You can find it here:
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Hgus and smiles