Today I am sharing a card created with the October release stamp, Red Lipstick Day.
This is such a fun image, iconic and retro, in the likeness of Lucille Ball.
I chose to run with that retro feel of the image and left my stamped image primarily black and white.
However, it can't be a red lipstick day if your lipstick is black!!
So to create my card, I did a bit of selective inking. Using my MISTI stamping tool, I placed my stamp in the center of my card panel which is a piece of Fabriano hot press watercolor paper. I closed the lid of my MISTI to pick up my stamp, then using just the very corner of a Ruby Red Altenew mini ink cube, carefully added ink to just the lips, and stamped. I repeated to make sure the ink had covered well. I then placed a tiny piece of post-it tape over the lips I had just stamped onto my watercolor panel, and stamped the red lips once more onto the Post-It tape. This Post-it tape will be my mask.
Leaving my stamp set up on my MISTI, I used a scissors to very carefully trim out the lips and lipstick. I placed the mask carefully over the lips on my panel. I cleaned my stamp, but did NOT remove it. Instead, I inked it with Versafine ink and stamped my panel again, this time stamping over the red ink, which is protected by that tiny mask.
I also covered the whole image with a Post-it note, and stamped again. This time I am creating a mask for the whole image (not the greeting, though). I carefully trimmed out the mask for "Lucy", and placed carefully over my image on my watercolor panel.
I then carefully arranged the A Colorful Life: Hexagon Fade stencil over the masked panel. Using an additional piece of Post-It tape to protect the left half of my panel, I carefully inked up the right side using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and a round foam blending tool. I removed the stencil and very lightly inked again, adding a very light cover of ink to soften the harshness of the stencil.
The turquoise hexagons reminded me of retro wall paper, so I added two 1/8" strips of black cardstock to the lower and right edge of my Lucy image as if her reflection was framed by a bathroom medicine cabinet mirror.
To finish my card I trimmed my panel to 4"x 5 1/4" and adhered it to a turquoise card base.
Thanks for joining me today!
Have a great day!
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