I am so excited to finally enter The Play Date Cafe's Challenges. I've been admiring their site for a while now, but I just haven't had the time to enter, but today I am entering a second card! I am really excited to share this card with you because I learned a FABULOUS new technique! I watched an INCREDIBLE video from Kelly Rasmussen at Hero Arts about how to make a Doily Masked Background. It's only 4 minutes, and it will ROCK YOUR WORLD! It creates an amazing single layer background! If you want to see another example of this technique, check out the insanely talented Ayana Posadas' blog. A few months ago, she posted stunning cards using this technique. Here's my first attempt at this fun technique:
I actually have a confession to make with this card. I made a boo-boo. I tried stamping some flowers inside the white space created by doily masking, but I chose the wrong stamp and put it in the wrong spot, and it was just a mess. However, I didn't want to give up on the card because I spent the time and effort creating the background. So, what was originally meant to be a single layer card, ended up with the 2 lavendar scallop circles. It wasn't my original plan, but I'm actually really pleased with the end result. Don't you love it when you make a mistake but turn it around to be an unexpected delight? This is so different from all other cards I've made, and I ALWAYS love trying new techniques!
Stamps: F148 Thanks a Bunch, J138 Elegant Floral Circle, N133 Polka Dot Background (all by DeNami Design)
Paper: White cardstock
Ink: Tangelo, Canteloupe & Grape Jelly (Memento)
Other: Stickles, Copic markers