As soon as I saw this photo, of a beautifully dressed Maggie Beer, in the current Australian Women's Weekly, I knew what colours I wanted to use on my card:
I inked up one of the lovely large flowers from Stampin' Up!'s Secret Garden stamp set, using Tangerine Tango ink. I covered the first flower with a sticky note 'mask', and stamped it again slightly offset to the right. I made another sticky note 'mask' so that two of my flowers could be masked off at the same time, allowing me to stamp a third 'behind' them. While the flower masks were in place, I stamped some foliage in Basic Gray ink. To add a bit of bold detail, I inked up a smaller, solid, flower and stamped it over the top of each line image flower. A Basic Gray candy dot finished off each flower.
Stamps: Secret Garden, Four You
Card: Basic Gray textured, Tangerine Tango textured, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Tangerine Tango and Basic Gray stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad, Smoky Slate stampin' pad
Other: Tangerine Tango stampin' emboss powder (sentiment), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Neutrals Candy Dots, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, sponge dauber, Squares Collection framelits
This card ended up being 15cm square, and I was able to make a lovely co-ordinating envelope (using Tangerine Tango paper from the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper pack), with my new Envelope Punch Board. LOVE that tool!
Make sure you check out the other examples of "masking", from the very talented Just Add Ink Design Team. We hope you'll join in the fun this week!