I have been wanting to play along in the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge as it mixes the Mixed Media with the idea of a cleaner design. Dirty but clean?
Here is the mask I created by cutting a rectangle from white cardstock in the middle of a piece of cardstock.
I stamped text onto the frame using Archival Ink (Green Leaf). I then spread more of the Merlot onto my craft mat and spritzed the wildflower stamp(Stampers Anonymous) with water and dragged the stamp through the powder to ink it up. I stamped the flowers onto the front of a white card base. I repeated with a smaller flower stamp.
I then attached the frame over the stamped images and added a small sentiment(memory box) in the same green ink.
For the second card I used the same mask (I flipped it over to not mess with my powder effect) and laid it off center. I also took the center piece and masked my powders to protect them from my sponging of the distress ink to create a shadow effect for my main panel. I repeated this twice once with fossilized Amber and the second time with Abandoned Coral.
I then stamped my wildflower and sentiment using black ink. I added a sprig of holly die cut(Memory Box) over the top.
Have a wonderful Day!