Sunday, June 12, 2011
CQC88 Emerging Color Birthday Card
I wanted to create a card using the luscious colors from this week’s ColourQ Challenge- they are so rich and elegant!
I was so excited to receive my sneak peek items from the 2011-2012 SU! Catalog and wanted to play with some of the new sets, so I decided to use Delicate Doilies along with one of my favorite background stamps, Medallion. I also decided to use one of my favorite techniques, Emboss Resist along with another technique called Emerging Color (see the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial for this technique).
Also, please forgive the image of this card- I find it very difficult to obtain a good picture of a card with any type of red ink. This card looks much better in real life :-)
To create this card:
Ink the doily stamps with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler and stamp repeatedly on a piece of Very Vanilla to create your own designer paper- here I used a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Very Vanilla (A2) size, but you could use stamp an entire piece of 8 ½” x 11”, trim to the A2 size and use the remainder to create many other cards with the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) technique.
De-static the stamped images with the Embossing Buddy and ink the Medallion background stamp with Versamark and stamp the Medallion image towards the edge of the paper (right over the doilies). Apply Clear Embossing Powder (EP) and heat emboss with the Heat Gun.
Allow the embossing to cool and use a Sponge Dauber with Cherry Cobbler and apply ink over the embossed image and remaining cardstock. Use another Sponge Dauber with Early Espresso and apply over the Cherry Cobbler. With a slightly damp paper towel, gently rub off the ink on the embossed area.
Spray the entire focal panel with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% alcohol) and trim to fit the front of the card (allowing for additional layers).
Mount onto a piece of Early Espresso (bottom half embossed using the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper EF). Punch a piece of Very Vanilla with the new Lace Ribbon Border Punch and lightly sponge Crumb Cake ink over the border to soften the Very Vanilla.
Attach the border below the focal panel and adhere a piece of Early Espresso 5/8” Stain Ribbon over the gap on the card front. Create a tailored bow and attach with Mini Glue Dots.
Stamp the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out with the Large Oval Punch. Ink the Medallion background stamp (center only) first using the Crumb Cake Sponge Dauber (pounce the ink onto the stamp), then Cherry Cobbler and followed by Early Espresso. Lightly stamp off using a piece of scrap and then stamp over the sentiment. Sponge the edges of the oval with Crumb Cake, spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and attach to the front of the card.
Mount onto a Cherry Cobbler layer, then onto the Very Vanilla card front.
Stamp Sets: Medallion, Delicate Doilies, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Embossing Buddy, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Large Oval Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a blessed week!