Friday, March 17, 2017

Back to Basics!

Happy Friday, friends!
Today's post is all about getting back to the basics....
Masking and color-layering.

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I started out with stamping the 3 large Camellias. I was quite pleased with the composition and then I know I had to add the leaves. But because I don't want to cut out the flowers for masking, I didn't. In hindsight, I could have just used the Camellia DIE and use it as masks.

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Instead, I used my neglected Elmer's Rubber Cement to cover the edges of the flowers and let dry overnight. The next morning, I stamped the leaves without incident. Until...I tried to peel off the masking fluid! Then the trouble started. See, the masking fluid was applied to thin side. (When I peeled the glue off, the paper got all scratched and nearly ruined...! Wah-wah!

  edited: I should have applied a bit thicker/more Rubber Cement for easier peel-off. When the masking fluid is thin, you run the risk of ruining the paper! 

So, I had to think of a cover-up. 
The Ringstone Medallion from Altenew  is really handy. The trim came in a large sheet. I only had to snipped tiny bits of and glued it down. It looked fine, right? 
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About the stamp: Every month Altenew will  be releasing one Build-A-Flower Set son the 15th of every month with the newsletter. This first set called Build-A-Camellia Stamp and Die set won't be available for purchase individually - it's only available as a set. You can purchase here.
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 This set will be available to whole sale store after next week and eventually other stores will carry it as well.

The color scheme of this card is based on the current Altenew Inspiration Challenge!
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There is still lots of time to enter!
 I hope this post inspires you.
 Also, I want to pass on the copic sale info.
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Click "shop for copics" and SAVE!
 Use code: MARKERSALE
Thanks so much for stopping by!



22 comments:

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

I love how you coloured this stamp set, its beautiful. Good to know about the masking fluid. I bought it but haven't had a chance to use it. What do you mean by "thin Paper"?

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, Gwendolyn! I should have said that the Elmer Fluid was applied on the THIN SIDE ....meaning that I should have applied more/thicker for easier peel-off. My Molotow Masking pen was running low and so, I resorted to Elmer. I think they all work, but the good old fashion Post-It note masking still works the best for me.

Lori Kobular said...

Very pretty thank you card! Love the colorful flowers!

conil said...

You know, you can call the boo-boo with the masking fluid a happy accident because that embellishment adds a lot to the finished product. These camelias are so gorgeously stamped and colored they look real. This is a beauty of a card.
P.S. Did you take a pic of the mistake for Darnell's boo-boo event in April?

Missy Pink said...

Such delightful design Virginia, super layering and masking, worked just so perfectly! The colours are so pretty and makes me think of the long waited summer. Superior finish to the card as well. Hugs x

pcm said...

i never would have known you had made a "mistake" if you hadn't said something!

Harriet said...

Lovely card. As I read your mistake, I looked at the card more closely and saw the medallion.....guess I go too fast. The flower's are wonderfully colorful. It's snowing here and that makes your card more lovely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your "make-it-work" moment, Virginia! Gorgeous color layering!!

Karen B. said...

Such a gorgeous trio of color! I just made a card for this fun challenge, will be posting soon! Such fun colors.

cm said...

So beautiful, Virginia! Sometimes the 'basics' are just as - or even more - stunning as complicated techniques. I need to remember to use dies when masking....how many time have I fussy cut when I didn't need to! Yeesh! I think I need a full-fledged refresher in back to basics!
Hugs~caorl

Happy Dance said...

Gorgeous Camellias, Virginia. Thanks for the reminder that it's good to sometimes go back to the basics. However, this card is waaaay beyond basic in its beauty. Love your solution for the 'scratchy' area! It looks like it was meant to be there! Sweet card. Bev

Lisa Elton said...

This is a beautiful card Virginia! Looks like summer to me...something that can't come soon enough!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Virginia, and a beautiful cover up of the masking accident. ;-) I've done the same thing before - sometimes an eraser can pick up the masking fluid without tearing the paper when the fluid is too thin, just gently rub over it like you're erasing pencil.

Hussena said...

What a gorgeous card Virginia.The little trim embellishment looks perfect and not like a cover up at all. I love how you have incorporated the challenge Colors in your card so perfectly.

mandalj said...

Love how your rescued the card! After all that work, I'd have hated to have to start again too! Beautiful result!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Virginia, this is so beautiful. I have got to have this!

~amy~ said...

Lovin' those big beautiful blooms!

Nora N. said...

I just won a GC for Altenew and this set is on my list!! I LOVE your beautiful card!! The colors are FABULOUS!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love these big blooms and the gorgeous colours you used.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful colors!

Sheila H said...

Nice save, Virginia! I love the vibrant colors.

Purple Princess said...

Love the bright colors!!