Wednesday, May 16, 2018

TCC93 Happy Mother's Day

Hi Friends!


I love this beautiful bouquet of flowers and was inspired by the different color blossoms as well as the gorgeous green in the background to create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.

I decided to use the digital Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher from Power Poppy and the soon-to-be retired sentiment from SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes. 

I love to participate in online challenges and will also be linking this card to the Simon Says Work It Wednesday April 2018 “Mother’s Day” Challenge, the Retro Rubber #86 “Beautiful Flowers” Challenge (this digital image is several years old and I believe this is the first card I have actually created with it) and the Word Art Wednesday #334-#335 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a suggestion of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (or you can combine several styles for your own style).

If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or visit the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Using a design software (I used the retired Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio™), position the Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher digital image onto your screen, enlarge if desired and print out onto a piece of vanilla cardstock. Watercolor the image with distress inks and markers.  Create a line area for the table using a Pigma Micron™ 005 Black Pen. 

2). Die cut the image with a stitched circle die, mount onto another circle of brown cardstock (also die cut with the same stitched circle die). 

3). Use a stencil brush with peeled paint distress ink to stencil the background around the flowers.

4). Die cut a piece of patterned paper with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto another rectangle die cut from espresso cardstock. Mount onto the white card front, add the ivory crochet lace and green grosgrain ribbon (wrapping the ribbon ends around to the inside of the card).  Cover the ends of the ribbon on the back of the card front with a piece of soft yellow cardstock.

5). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to all of the tulips and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few dots to the flower stamens.

6). Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes with archival black ink onto a piece of vanilla cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and stencil a bit of the peeled paint distress ink over the sentiment.  Create the banner points, mount onto espresso cardstock and add to the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Add a few pearls to the sentiment as well as the top left-hand corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher (Digital image from Power Poppy), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Printer Ink- Black, Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Fossilized Amber, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke; Distress Markers- Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn; Spectrum Noir™Clear Glitter Pen, Pigma Micron™ 005 Black Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 1 & 2, Stitched Circle STAX; Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Heat Tool, 5/8” Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Ivory Crochet Lace, retired My Digital Studio™, Pearls

I am so thankful that you took the time to visit me today! I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our Floral Centerpiece photo and share with us at The Card Concept- we would love to see your artwork in our gallery!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Let's Do This!

Hi Friends!
 
I am having a great time creating cards with the May release from  Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

I used two of the new stamp sets, Refresh My Soul and Let’s Do This for this quick mixed media card. I love the images and sentiments in both of these sets- perfect for cards, scrapbooking, Bible Art Journaling, gifts and home decor! 

Just a reminder, you can receive the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with a net $75 US$ order (after all discounts and before shipping) plus any net $75 US receives free shipping! 


If you have not had a chance to visit the Word Art Wednesday or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto black cardstock (die cut with the next size rectangle die).  Use a stitched horizontal die to die cut a piece of designer paper and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with the next largest stitched horizontal die).  Add the horizontal layer onto the panel (I had to cut it in half to fit the card), trim the edges and mount onto a white card base.

2). Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a pierced tag die, de-static with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiments/images from Let’s Do This with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

3). Mount the tag image to the card front with dimensional foam and add the 3/8” black and white gingham ribbon bow.

4). De-static a piece of white cardstock, stamp the cacti images from Refresh My Soul using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing cools, watercolor the images with water-based markers and fussy-cut.  Mount the cacti to the card front with dimensional foam.

5). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the images and a few rhinestones to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Zig® Clean Color Markers- Pink, Blue, Purple, Light Green, Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired designer series paper (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangles Set 1 & Set 2, Horizontal Stitched Strips STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, 3/8” Black and White Checked Ribbon, Rhinestones

 Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Girl Power- You Are One of A Kind




Hi Friends!


I hope all of you are having a great week so far! 
Today I am sharing another card using the May release stamp set, Girl Power along with the previously released stamp sets, Be Unique and All About You from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

I absolutely love the new Girl Power stamp set- it is so much fun creating girls with all sorts of different hairstyles as well as facial features and outfits!! In fact, this set has been so popular that it is on pre-order right now but will be back in stock soon! 


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  Ink the Girl Power images with Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink and stamp the images onto white cardstock.  Color the images with alcohol markers and fussy-cut each girl.

2). Die cut two pieces of white cardstock with a stitched circle dies, stamp the “You” from Be Unique and the “are” from All About You (I cut it off the “are amazing” sentiment) onto the smaller circle die and “One of a kind” from Be Unique with Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink.  Mount onto circles cut from chocolate cardstock.

3). Die cut a piece of designer paper with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a die cut rectangle of chocolate cardstock and mount onto a white card base.

4). Die cut a larger circle of white cardstock with a stitched die, mount onto another circle from chocolate cardstock and adhere directly to the card front.

5). Adhere the smaller circle to the upper part of the larger circle, mount the medium circle with dimensional foam to the card front.  Add the two girl images with brown hair directly to the card front and the blonde girl with dimensional foam.  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the girl's sunglasses :-)

6).  Add the chocolate satin ribbon bow with corduroy brad to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers-EB7, GY1, GY2, VB3, VB2, PV2; Stampin’  Write Markers- Baked Brown Sugar, Blush Blossom, Pistachio Pudding; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up!). misc. designer paper

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Dies Set 1 & 2, Stitched Circle Dies, Circle Framelits™; 3/8” Chocolate Ribbed Satin Ribbon, Soft Sky Corduroy Brad

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! Hugs and I hope you have a chance to visit again soon!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Scripty Thoughts- Thinking of You


Hi Friends!

I had fun designing a few cards this past weekend using the previously released Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Long Stem Silhouettes and Texture Tiles I along with May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts.

I wanted to create a quick and easy card so I used the CAS(E) This Sketch #270 SketchChallenge for the layout and am also participating with the Double D “May Flowers”Photo Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the soft pastel colors).

Just a reminder, you can receive the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with a net $75 US$ order (after all discounts and before shipping) plus any net $75 US receives free shipping! 


Plus, if you love the new release as much as I do, you can order the Early Bird Pre-Order for $75 (US$) by May 9th, save over $10 off the regular price plus receive the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free along with free shipping and handling- what a great deal!

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Create a mask using sticky note paper (hand tearing the edges), mask a piece of white cardstock and sponge Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide inks- I used Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Broken China-  to create the horizontal stripes.  Ink the Texture Tiles I script image using the same color ink and stamp in the sponged areas. Apply a bit of splatter with the splatter image from Texture Tiles I  using the same ink colors, heat set with a heat tool to help dry the ink.

 
2). De-static the inked panel, stamp the wildflower image from Long Stem Silhouettes along with the sentiment from Scripty Thoughts with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

3). Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.

4). Die cut the white card base with a stitched rectangle die (a few sizes up from the die cut panel in step #3) allowing the fold of the card to be down from the top edge of the die (so it will not be cut).  Ink the edges with Broken China Distress Oxide ink to mimic cardstock (heat set with a heat tool to dry the ink).

 5). Adhere the panel to the card base.

6). Add a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Broken China; Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangle Dies Set #1 & #2; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Masking Paper

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit! I hope all of you have a blessed week!

Refresh My Soul



Hi Friends!

I am sharing another card that I designed using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release stamp sets, Refresh My Soul and May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts.

I love the cute cactus images as well as the sentiments in the Refresh My Soul stamp set- perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, Bible Art Journaling and so much more!  Also, the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts has so many possibilities for sentiments- a wonderful set to add to your "stash" :-)


Also, don’t forget that you can receive the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with a net $75 US$ order (after all discounts and before shipping) plus any net $75 US receives free shipping! 
Plus, if you love the new release as much as I do, you can order the Early Bird Pre-Order for $75 (US$) by May 9th, save over $10 off the regular price plus receive the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free along with free shipping and handling- what a great deal!

I enjoy participating in online challenges- they help me stretch my creativity a bit and get out of my “box”, so to speak.  I used the Freshly Made Sketches FMS335 Sketch for the layout and am also participating with the Just Add Ink “Just Add ‘O’” (O= Oval) along with the Dragonfly Journeys #117 “Just Add Sequins” Challenge.


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!


To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the various cactus images from Refresh My Soul with archival black ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Watercolor the images with water-based markers and fussy-cut each image.

2). Die cut a stitched oval from a piece of white cardstock. Die cut another oval from the next largest die from black cardstock. 

3). Die cut another piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die.  Emboss the rectangle panel and oval with a woodgrain embossing folder.  Mount the die ovals together and mount the stitched rectangle panel onto the black card front.  Adhere both to the white card base.

4). De-static a scrap piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiments from Scripty Thoughts with embossing ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the sentiment apart.

5). Loop a bit of metallic gold thread onto the card front, adhere the fussy cut cacti images along with the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the images and finish off the card with a few blue sequins.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Zig® Clean Color Markers- Green, Lt. Green, Pink, Purple, Blue, Lt. Blue; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (both Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched Oval STAX, A2 Rectangle Dies Set #1 &2; Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Folder,  Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Blue Sequins, Gold Metallic Thread

 Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Birds & Blooms- Thoughts of You



Hi Friends!

I had a chance this past week to create a few cards with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  This quick mixed media card features the previously released stamp sets, Birds & Blooms, Long Stem Silhouettes and Texture Tiles I.

I have mentioned before that my husband and I love to watch birds, so I wanted to create another card with the Birds & Blooms stamp set and thought this set would be perfect for the Hand Stamped Sentiments #HSS288 “Inspiration Photo”Challenge ( I was inspired by the photo in the lower left) using the Match The Sketch #227 Sketch Challenge (I flipped the sketch) for the layout.   

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, de-static the cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the blossom branch image from Birds & Blooms with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the images using ink from water-based markers.  Watercolor the background as well and add a bit of splatter with the splatter image from Texture Tiles I.  Mount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with the next largest rectangle die) and adhere directly to a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto the black card front.

3). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink bird image from Birds & Blooms with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with ink from water-based markers and fussy-cut the image.

4). Mount the fussy-cur bird image with dimensional foam. Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the feathers and an Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen to add a highlight to the bird’s eye.

5). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes using Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, cut the sentiment apart and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Finish off the card with a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Versamark™, Zig® Clean Real Color Markers- Lt. Pink, Green, Brown, Lt. Blue; Stampin’  Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral; Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Dies Set 1 & 2, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! Hugs and I hope you have a chance to visit again soon!

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