Thursday, June 30, 2011

Make-It-Monday #21 2-Step Polaroid Masking

Make-it-Monday # 21



Good Morning!

I was so smitten with Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink countdown post for Mehndi Medallions, I had to try my own version using this 2-step technique.  It has become a card for my son's 28th birthday.  The overall "artsy style" and kraft and black color scheme seemed very masculine and appropriate for our artistic son.
What is more fun than randomly stamping three different sized stamps all over a piece of paper to make a background?  Making four background designs before choosing this one!  The sentiment was underlined with a fine tip black marker. There's little booboo there that seemed better to me than a perfectly straight line so there was no redo.  The center panel is raised with dimensional foam.  The finishing touch for me was the texture of the loop of black ribbon folded in toward the focal image and secured with black pearls.

Thanks so much for the encouraging comments so far on my new blog!

Glad you stopped by today,


Materials used:
PTI card stock-Kraft, Black
PTI stamp sets-Mehndi Medallion, Graceful Vases (Happy Birthday)
ink-Frost by Colorbox, Tuxedo Black by Memento
ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Black Pearls-Hero Arts


  1. Don't you just love the kraft paper and black ink combo! Nice job!

  2. Love black and kraft too and your card sums it up very elegantly!!!

  3. Very nice! Great color combo for a masculine card!