Monday, June 27, 2011

Make It Monday: Polaroid Two-Step Masking

I've been on a roll and gotten quite a bit of stamping done in the past couple of days! Could it have something to do with the fact that: (a) Vacation Bible School, which I spent every spare minute on the past couple of weeks is over, and (b) I'm in denial about the fact that I start teaching a summer trig class a week from tomorrow? Whatever it is, I'll take it! I couldn't wait to tackle this week's Make It Monday, using Nichole's "Polaroid Two-Step Masking" technique. What a fun way to make a focal point!

I started to play around with this and was using kraft cardstock and white ink for my focal point panel, just like Nichole does in her video. But as I zeroed in on what I wanted for the focal image, I decided to try it with white cardstock and light blue ink. I really love how it turned out!


After masking and creating the blue frame, I masked the frame and stamped the rainbow and small balloon, then colored them both with Copics. Then I masked the rainbow and stamped the sun and rays. I die-cut and colored the larger balloon, and cut and textured the cloud with the Sunshine IP. The sentiment is from Vintage Picnic, and all the other stamps are from Up, Up and Away. Cardstock colors are Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, and white.

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Kara said...

great take on the challenge!!love how the one balloon comes out of the frame!

Elena said...

really cute! and FAST! lol. I usually only get around to MIM cards on Fridays :)

Keva said...

Debbie, this is SO cute!!! Love the impression plate, the balloon, the colors. Just perfect!

UTHunni said...

Fabulous card! I love the blue on the white--excellent choice. The impression plate is perfect. I love the color choices with the rainbow and the balloons plus the sun! Way to make it all work together!

Kristii said...

What an awesome take on the challenge!!! I love, love, love the rainbow and the sunshine, the balloons the impressed image...it's all perfect!

I'm Renee said...

Love that colorful rainbow! :)
The colors are so bright and cheerful...
great take on the challenge and a gorgeous card!

*Thanks for your sweet comment...
Very smart of your hubby!!
Maybe we should have both engraved our wedding bands...
since we're both having trouble remembering the date! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty and cheery card. I love your use of die cuts, copics, embossing and the new technique.

Tracey said...

I love it, and I love the balloons.
love me :-)

Marybeth said...

Such a bright summer card, I love this. Its screams summer.

LittleSurferGirl said...

I love this, Debbie! Such a great summer card and I LOVE that you popped up one of the balloons. Fabulous!

Lisa said...

Oh this is a fun one! Like the dimension the large balloon and cloud give it.

Michelle said...

This is amazing! Definitely deserving of recognition by the PTI Team. Love the bold colors and textures. You created a beautiful scene.