Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Challenge- Three in One!


Hi Stampers! 

I hope all of you had a great weekend!  I was able to create three new cards and will be posting the other two tomorrow evening, but wanted to share this one with you before one of the challenge deadlines.

I recently found another sketch challenge site, SunnyChallenges, and decided to combine their sketch with the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSTC85 “Impress Us”  and the SUO28 Fall Color Challenge.  The entries and Design Teams at each site have created some fabulous projects- again, if you have the time, check them out for inspiration!

Since the SunnyChallenges SC009/11 Sketch Challenge was a Sketch plus Heat Embossing and the Hand Stamped Sentiments was an Embossing Challenge as well, I decided to use one of my favorite Heat Embossing techniques, Emboss Resist, along with Dry Embossing to create this card.

To create this card:

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp the a few leaf images with Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss Clear Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, apply More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie ink with Sponge Daubers.   

De-static again with the Embossing Buddy® and repeat the steps above to stamp and emboss additional leaves over the recently inked More Mustard/ Pumpkin Pie.  Again, with the Sponge Dauber, apply Cherry Cobbler ink over the most recently stamped leaves.


Follow the above steps once more to stamp more leaves, heat emboss with Clear EP and apply the final coat with a Sponge Dauber using Early Espresso ink.  Gently wipe off the excess ink with a slightly moistened paper towel.   Trim to size and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock.

Use a brayer and apply Early Espresso ink to the smooth interior side of the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Assemble the layers on the card, use the Word Window and Modern Label Punch to frame the sentiment and attach the 5/8” Early Espresso Sating Ribbon (retired) to finish off the card.  Since I will definitely be mailing this card, I decided not to add any brads or pearls (but may add something near the sentiment prior to mailing- it is hard not to add pearls these days :-))

Stamp Sets:  French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
 Ink: Versamark™, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
 Accessories:  Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Word Window, Modern Label and Lace Ribbon Border Punches, Embossing Buddy™, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss ® Clear Embossing Powder,  5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope all of you have a fantastic Monday- God Bless! 

13 comments:

Kris said...

Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful work :))

Krista said...

Wow, Julie, this is so pretty! Great job with the layered embossing. I like that you did it twice....makes a nice color combo!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Shannon said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! That is a lot of embossing, but so worth it-the card is beautiful! Your color choices are perfect for Fall. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is so beautiful Julie! I'm a sucker for this stamp set too and I love the way that you've combined it with the embossing and the layout! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week, and we hope to see you again next week!

stampinbygenny said...

Beautiful colors! I love the leaves. Your embossing technique turned out great. Great job on the color combo. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

This is a fabulous card. The colors are perfect for Fall. I love the leaves, they pop. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Robbie

Anne Marie said...

Such a rich mix of colors, Julie! You always seem to use this stamp set so beautifully, too. Wow! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped sentiments this week!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE your leaf panel...STUNNING! Thanks for joining us in the SUO challenge!

Jen Timko said...

The leaves on this have such lovely dimension! Beautiful card! Glad to have you join us at SUO Challenges!

Michelle Laycock said...

Love the beautiful colors and textures on this! That ribbon is just Lush with elegance! There is something about brown satin ribbon that says "luxury"!

Karen Barber said...

Positively GORGEOUS!!!!!~~

Vicky W said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Your colours are so rich & deep! Your embossing has added so much life to the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunny Challenges & Creations

Kris McIntosh said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Your emboss resist is perfect. Thanks for playing along at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

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