Thursday 10 September 2015

Happy Birthday - Retiform Style

I was challenged to make a Retiform technique card and here's the result featuring the Stampin' Up! Open Sea stamp set.

Retiform is "composed of crossing lines" and in stamping we use masking to ensure the images stay within their section of a crossed lines.  This card was inspired by a Retiform card made by Gina K.  To create this card I used Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock as the base and sponged criss-crossed lines in Marina Mist ink.  I then sponged and blended Soft Sky ink onto the remaining white areas of the card.

Using the Stampin' Up! The Open Sea stamp set, I selected individual stamps from this set and stamped them in Soft Suede ink.  Prior to stamping, I masked off the lines already made with the Marina Mist ink with post-it-notes to ensure the images stayed within their section.  I used the banner triple punch to create the sentiment base and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Guys Greeting stamp set.  Some linen thread and an Antique Brad completes the sentiment.  The Retiform base is mounted on Early Espresso and added to a Marina Mist card base.

The key products used on this card have been listed below - just click on the picture and it will take you to my online store where the product can be purchased.  Papercrafting classes are available, please contact me if you'd like to learn how to make this style of card or to book into a class.

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