Thursday, July 12, 2012

CCEE Stampers-Reverse Masking



I thought I would never get a card made for this challenge. I made three and threw away two of them. I just had so many mess ups and  corrected the problems but still didn't like them so the garbage can is full. Ugh!

The theme this week at CCEE Stampers, challenge #28, is to make a card with reverse masking. I did
both masking and reverse masking. It was fun once I wasn't so frustrated with all my goofs on the first two cards. This challenge came from Lois and she has a great tutorial on Home of Speedy TV for reverse masking.

I'm using a Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. stamp from the set, Silly Shells and the sentiment is from the same company and a set called Fabulous Dogs.

This card will be good for my brother-in-law as he spends a lot of time in the Gulf of Mexico. I think he will like it. I left it very CAS and masculine by using gray and white paper.

Recipe:
Stamps (listed above)
Copics
Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Stormy Sky and Memento Tuxedo Black, Spellbinders deckle nestability

21 comments:

Sabrina said...

What a great card, both on the CAS and masculine fronts. I must admit I found this to be the hardest of Lois's challenges - it was the last one I made.

Beebeebabs said...

Love this card the outcome is absolutely perfect tfs!!!

Lois said...

I don't know what your "throw-aways" looked like, Brenda; but this one is a winner! Your brother-in-law will love it.

Hussena said...

i love the clean and simple look of this card its turned out so perfect !! i am sure your brother in law will love this!!!

Basslady said...

hun, this card is so gorgeous!

i love the maritime look of it!

the simplicity is so striking and fabulous! GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from windy, but hot germany...

silvi xoxo

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the tranquil scene! I had a day like that yesterday - I filled the trash can with my goof ups! It's been raining here every day now - finally cooling off!

Vicky Gould said...

Well, Ms. Goof Up, the final results are spectacular! What a gorgeous masculine card! Your BIL will love it.

Marisa said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the sky you created. Wonderful CAS card :)

Maria said...

Well, I'd say your persistence paid off very well! This card is fabulous! Such a great image with the sail boat! Great job...love it!

Pam~ said...

I like the clean lines on this handsome card...let's that awesome sailboat take center stage! There are a lot of days that my trash can gets fed well too...lol. Your Hard work paid off...great card!

NanaConnie said...

What a wonderfully serene image, Benzi! Love the contrast between the pastel blues of the sky and the vibrant blues of the water. Must be 3 times IS the charm! This one is magnificent.

Marianne said...

I guess it's third time lucky then? This one turned out just great, Brenda, and it's a perfect masculine card, too. I'm sure your BIL will love it.
Thanks for your recent visit to my blog BTW. I've been swamped in work, but I finally managed to create another card. Hopefully things will quiet down a bit (my DH went back to work part time yesterday after staying home for 3+ weeks due to a slipped disk).

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Very pretty CAS card and awesome shading/coloring. Perfect card for your BIL.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so LOVELY!!~

Carol L said...

This is an awesome creation, regardless of how many failures came first! I've never tried or seen reverse masking, so I'll have to check that out! Your BIL will love this serene nautical card!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome card for a guy or a gal! Beautiful blues and the boat looks so real! Wonderful scene!

Ellen said...

Awesomeness!! Love the image and how you stamped it on a reverse mask! Your BIL will love it!! Have a marvelous day gf!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love this....clean and simple and classy

Lynne in NI said...

Well it was definitely worth persevering! This is fab ... off to check out that tutorial!
Have a good weekend Brenda

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, yes, PERFECT card for someone who spends lots of time in the Gulf! It's wonderful, Benzi. Sorry it took so many frustrating tries!

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, love the soft and serene look you gave your card.