Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Simple Smile

Hey dudes, how's it going?  Mosquito season has started here, and lemme tell you, skeeters LOVE me.  I'm already coming down with a case of polka dots.  Ick.

So let's talk about something more fun today, like a very fast card.

I've been having some trouble lately with getting colors to show up true-to-life when I take pictures of cards and scrapbook pages.  At first I was afraid the sponged background wasn't even going to show up in the photo.  I used a technique called reverse masking to do that--I die cut a square out of some scrap computer paper (so it's thinner), and then I used the negative of the square for my mask.  Super easy but it gives neat results.  Anyway, the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and doesn't look nearly so dark IRL.

Here's the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch that I used:

I just thought this sketch was fun and different, and I enjoyed the challenge of using this sketch to make a one-layer card.

Here's a pretty springy color combo from Just Add Ink:

I've been slowly working on rearranging all my craft supplies for the new catalog.  Usually it's just a matter of moving the In Colors over to the retired section for my cardstocks and ink pads, but with the color revamp this year it's a bigger job than normal.  And I got my new catty preorder yesterday afternoon so I finally got an eyeball on the new colors!  I'll probably be playing with those this week which makes me happy.  I love new colors.

Anyway, sounds like the kid is awake so I'm going to go get him up.  Have a great day!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Artistically Asian, Colorful Seasons
Ink:  Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits used as a mask


CCsMom said...

LOVE the colors -- nice and springy.

I feel bad today. The allergies are just terrible. It feels like I have cement in my sinuses. Supposed to go to a graduation for Dad tonight, but I'll have to see how I feel at that time. Miserable.

YOU have a good day!!!

Patrice said...

Fabulous one layer card, Christy. I love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x

Nikki Spencer said...

Simple, clean and very pretty! Perfect for that sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Anonymous said...

Lovely image which works well with this CAS style card. Great masking technique. Chantell Just Add Ink

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! I love the subtle background too!