Hello, everyone! Today begins a new challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog. It's a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! Here is my card for your inspiration:
When I was thinking about what I wanted to make, I was pretty sure I was going to make a Christmas card as I always need more of those. But, as you can see, I most definitely did not end up with a Christmas card! : ) Don't ask me what happened, 'cause I just don't know. This may be THE only actual one-layer card that I have ever made. First, I used a rectangle die to cut a rectangle out of a piece of copy paper to use as a frame for my little scene. Then I used a torn post-it note to use as a mask for the sand. then I used the other half of it to mask the sand and sponge in my clouds using a scalloped oval die cut as a mask. When I removed all the different masks, it looked a bit strange and I realized, I had forgotten to mask the horizon line for the water! My sky went all the way down to the sand! So, I quickly (and carefully) lined up all the masks and sponged on the water. Much better. I stamped the palm trees in black ink and then used a sharpie to color them in to make a solid image (it is only an outline stamp). It looked a little plain, so I used the same sharpie and a ruler to draw the frame around the scene and then stamped the sentiment using some selective inking. I think it will make a perfect masculine birthday card. I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week; I can't wait to see what you create.
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle for frame masking
Less Is More #342--perfect holiday
Cardz TV #9--anything goes
Stamplorations Summer CAS challenge--anything CAS
Southern Girls #166--add some stamping
MFT Camp Create--Magnificent Masking