Thursday, August 27, 2009

Baskets and Berries

Oh this just gives me the feeling of summer.   We'll have strawberries growing in our backyard for as long as it doesn't freeze here, which I hope is a lot longer :)  
The Flourishes Design Team has a great product to show you today, Eclipse Masking tape. Cindy has a wonderful tutorial today on the Flourishes Blog on Eclipse Tape for you to check out.   

Having recently picked up this item from Flourishes, and now having used it, I'm so mad at myself that it took me so long!  This masking tape is fabulous!  The perfect tackiness to hold tight to your images, but never to rip your paper, and it's sticky all over, not like the post-it notes I had been using.  PLUS it's just the right thickness to still stamp over without getting those white edge lines. 
Here's how I used the Eclipse Masking tape on this creation.  I began with my stamped image colored with Prismacolors. 
Here is the image masked with the Eclipse Tape covering the colored image.  Then with the mask on I stamped the Basketweave Background over top in Certainly Celery and sponged it with So Saffron. 

And here is the image once I've pulled the mask off.  See how precise the tape holds so you can even sponge around it.  Fantastic!   Any white spaces you see were areas I didn't cut the mask around. 
And here is a closeup of the card.  Isn't this new ribbon gorgeous!?  This lighter green/cream shade is out at the store, but will be back in soon. 
You'll want to see what all the other Flourishes girls have created today....here's the links of the girls playing today: 
Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Strawberries, Basketweave;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery, So Saffron;  Paper:  Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, Sponge, Eclipse Masking Tape, Scissors, Gingham Check Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Dimensionals, Scor It, Oval Punches

20 comments:

Mary J said...

Christine, this is so pretty! And so clever too - thx for sharing!

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Christine, I love your strawberries! A gorgeous design!

Crystal said...

WOW Christine those berries look Amazing!! Gorgeous work as always, LOVE THIS CARD!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OH my gosh, I LOOOVE this!!....the masking, your AWESOME coloring, and that fresh green gingham...WOW WOW WOW!!

I like the new pics you added to your blog too, you gorgeous girl, you.

...off to check out the masking tool....

Norine said...

what a pretty card love the tech thanks for sharing
Hugs
Norine

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is BEYOND stunning-WOW! I LOVE!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a beauty! I never heard of this tape but will have to look into it. Your card is just stunning. Pat

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh.. how stunning is this? I love the fact that you not only masked, but sponged on some extra color -- it just makes your berries pop!!!

Leslie Miller said...

What a pretty, pretty card! Very nice use of the Basketweave, and I love the ribbon!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love the basket weave bg with your scrumpcious strawberries and that gorgeous ribbon!

Lori Craig said...

Absolutely stunning. Your step-by-step is great, and your coloring is gorgeous. You've captured the highlights just perfectly. Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Love the basketweave over the image Christine! I thought you had cut out all the strawberries, only to find out they were masked!! WAY COOL!! And gorgeous!!

Latisha said...

How cool is this with the Basket Weave in the background!! Gorgeous card and coloring!!
have a wonderful weekend
hugs
Latisha

Beate said...

Fantastic card! Again your coloring rocks!
Hugs and smiles

Ida P. Krause said...

Simply Divine. I love strawberries and they look so delicious here on this gorgeous card.

Michele Boyer said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Your coloring is amazing and I love the background!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, Christine -- beautiful coloring!

Christine said...

Fantastic card!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your strawberries look amazing, and are so beautifully colored, Christine!! I love your pretty ribbon choice as well!!

Judy Rozema said...

Thanks for showing how you made this incredible card! I LOVE the background and your vivid coloring. That tape looks awesome! I will have to check it out!