Saturday, April 9, 2016

PTI MIM #245: Color Isolation

The weeks sure go by quickly as it's time again for another Make It Monday Challenge with Papertrey InkAshley shared with us ways to stamp a lighter background with color isolation to highlight an image. Wanting a change from butterflies and flowers, I went with a design that works for those more challenging masculine cards. Rather than use Kraft ink on Kraft cardstock, I should have opted for VersaMark ink to make my background even lighter. I'll save that thought for next time. Yard work is calling my name so this will be a quick post.





I repeatedly stamped the word "Celebrate" across my Kraft card base. Even though the dies don't match up perfectly with the stamped words, I decided to try this anyway. Two layers of Kraft beneath the white die-cut, I colored it using Bright Buttercup ink on my acrylic block with a paint brush and water. "It's Your Birthday" was stamped on Kraft with Dark Chocolate ink, snipped both ends and popped it up using SU Dimensionals. That's all folks!


Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Kraft
Ink: Kraft, Bright Buttercup and Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Wet Paint III
Dies: Wet Paint III
Other: SU Dimensionals


17 comments:

Kathryn A said...

Great idea for a masculine card! Love the graphic design, and the simplicity of it all.

luvpurple said...

Kathy, great masculine card!

Marybeth said...

I love it! Great idea and card!

Sue Rose said...

Great card. Great masculine card. I'll have to remember this one the next time I need a masculine card. Great take on Ashley's technique

Sue Rose said...

Great masculine card, Kathy. I'll have to remember this one when I need a card for a guy. Great take on Ashley's technique, too.

Diana K said...

Kathy, thanks for the inspiration! Love your take on the challenge and that you went masculine. P.S. One of the cards that came out of my MIM session is almost identical to yours! Except it didn't really fit the theme like yours does. I'm "saving" it to see if it'll fit another challenge :)

Marlena M. said...

This is awesome! Lovely straight stamping too~

Patti said...

Oh this is great!! such a clever idea to use the words like this!! : ) I agree with your other fans! this is a super card for a guy : )

Hey! Happy Birthday!! I need your address so I can send you your card : ) seriously If you like my card I will be thrilled to send it to you. e-mail me with your address!!

Patti at neckstyles dot com

Patti

A Cup of Cold Water said...

It is indeed a great masculine card.
They are usually so boring...yours is not!
Great take on the challenge!
Susan

Greta said...

Never crossed my mind to do the technique with words & it's wonderful! PS--I keep saying no more flowers, but can't do it! I don't think you'd regret getting The Sweet Life--I love it!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Fabulous! A great masculine card.

victoria h said...

great stamping on your wonderful card

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...really like this card Kathy! While Versamark for the background would have looked good too, I really like the look of the darker kraft ink for your background! And totally LOVE the yellow watercolored and raised sentiment! I will definitely be keeping this idea in my head for a guy card...thank you for the inspiration!! :0)

The Paper Toile said...

Perfect! I love how you used the sentiment...the bright buttercup makes it pop!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous! I love the stamp you used here!

Kara Lynne said...

I love that you used words for this technique, and wonderful colors!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a fabulous take on the technique!