Monday, February 6, 2012

10 Minute 1 Layer Reverse Mask

With postage prices on the rise again, one layer cards with no embellishment are beginning to have more and more appeal to me. To create a little additional depth today, I cut a square reverse mask and sponged a little ground and sky in the background for each card. I then stamped the image partially outside the "box" and added a sentiment for Kitchen Sink Stamps 10 Minute Challenge 58.

I would love to see your creations using this quick and simple technique. Should you wish to share your KSS creation for this challenge in the Kitchen Sink Gallery, be sure to add keyword 10MC58.


Stamps: Multi Step Lilies and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, 
Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, 
and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Trees and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, 
Wild Wasabi, Handsome Hunter, Soft Suede, 
and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Tulip Garden and Never a Loss 4 Words
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, 
 Melon Mambo, and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up


Stamps: Multi Step Shamrock and Clover and 3 Step Honey Bunny
by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Paper: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, 
Handsome Hunter, and Gable Green by Stampin' Up
Memento Tuxedo Black

Don't miss out on the Crew's newest creations:

* Connie * Lisa * Julie * Makiko * Maria

18 comments:

  1. You use of sponging to create is spot on Lynn. Your cards are all fabulous. My favourite today is the beautiful tree.

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  2. I concur with Julie's comment, love the sponged backgrounds. Almost gives them a photographed look. The tree is also my favorite. Beautiful cards!

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  3. Lynn, these are all stunning. Love how you designed these. That tree almost looks real. :)

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  4. More masterpieces done in 10 minutes. Amazing as always!

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  5. Now you know I love one layer card, they are so much easier to mail out to everyone and shhh...a bit cheaper to make :) Your cards are gorgeous they have so much pop to them, I am seeing a CASE coming up, hmmmm.....Friday maybe :)

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  6. I've just got to try and do this! These are stunning!!! Love each and every one of them Lynn. So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  7. ooh my stars these are just breathtaking!! each one looks like you watercolored :) stunning work!

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  8. The reverse mask is so effective Lynn, I love the result with the beautiful images stamped just off to the side! Such a fabulous one layered card design.

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  9. love your sponging, lynn! such a pretty set of cards:)

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  10. Beautiful Lynn! Love the masked background, wonderful colors to highlight the KSS Images!

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  11. Hi Lynn, these are gorgeous creations. Your backgrounds are wonderful and add such interest and depth to your beautifully stamped images.

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  12. I love these cards! And now I have a "new" technique to try. Thanks!

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  13. Wow Lynn - these are gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVE the one with the tree!!

    Great idea to create layers without any!!!

    Maria :)

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  14. These are all beautiful, and they look so real. I love that tulip.

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  15. I am impressed that eat week you come up with a new 10 minute card idea! Great thinking!

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  16. Beautiful cards Lynn! My fav is the tree...it looks like a picture! Great job!

    Jenn

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  17. Lynn, these cards are wonderful. Each is a little piece of art.

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  18. I hear you about postage costs and like you I am rethinking how many embellishments I put on a card that I need to mail. All your cards are fabulous Lynn and my fav would be the first one.

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