Saturday, July 13, 2013

Speedy Fox and Friends - Favorite Technique

The Speedy Fox and Friends challenge this week was to use your favorite technique.  One of my very favorite techniques is reverse masking -- just cut out a shape and sponge within the negative space that's left. It's a good way to give some depth without adding weight to your card.  If you've never tried this technique, here is a tutorial I wrote explaining how to do it.

Another technique I like is to coordinate your envelope by stamping part of an image from your card onto it. In this case, I stamped the upper portion of my heron on the corner of my envelope.  I had colored in the heron on my card to make a full silhouette, but I decided to leave the detail on the envelope.

Show us what your favorite technique is by making a card and uploading it the MFP Blog.  You might just win a free stamp set.

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Marsh Birds, Marsh Silhouettes, Scenic Selections
Paper:  MFP Bang Up Blue, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  Glitter Brads, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Spellbinders Hexagon Nestabilities die


stampingbowd said...

Lois, this is such a beautiful card! Fun envelope too!

Winnie and Patty said...

This is beautiful Lois! You used one of my favorite sets too! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial.

Stampsnob. said...

This is beautiful . I never get this technique right.......Lis

wannabcre8tive said...

This is beautiful, Lois. I think I am going to case this card for a local card swap with friends. Thanks, for sharing.

Gail said...

Love your card Lois -very elegant - also wanted you to know that I credited you for the Faux Leather Technique just a bit ago for my card today- I had the wrong linky - as we had 3 Faux Leather Tutorials in the past - so sorry but made a posting on my blog and add the new link so people can learn how you do it - I do love this tutorial and I like to do up many mats ahead of time while I am doing the technique -thanks for sharing!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant! I love the color behind the crane - soft and pretty.