Friday, April 20, 2012

Peace Within- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!

I had a few minutes to stamp this evening and decided to create a card using a few of the soon to be retired stamp sets, Plant Hope and Peace Within.  I just received the Plant Hope set and love the tree images and wanted to participate with The Paper Players PP91 Watercolor CAS Challenge.  

I decided to incorporate the CQC133ColourQ Colors and the FM31 Freshly Made Sketch.  Again, all of these sites have wonderful weekly challenges and their  Design Team samples and entries are fabulous!  
To create the watercolor background paper, use the Aqua Painter to lift ink from the inside of the ink pad from More Mustard and Dusty Durango.  Create strokes onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (or you could use Watercolor paper) and use the Heat Tool to lightly dry the paper.
Ink the background stamp, En Francais with Basic Gray and stamp over the lightly damp paper.  Continue to dry the paper with the Heat Tool (being careful not to scorch the paper:-)).

Once dry, stamp the tree image with Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and emboss with the Heat Tool.

Cut the image with the Framelits™ Die and layer with another die cut from Basic Black. Adhere the focus image to the Basic Gray panel (embossed with the Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder) and finish off with the 5/8” Black Satin Bow and sentiment. 

Stamp Sets:  Plant Hope, En Francais, Peace Within

Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Dusty Durango (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Dusty Durango (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Framelits™ Label Collection Die, Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Punches- Large Oval and Curly Label,  5/8”  Black Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to visit and all of your encouraging comments- I read each and every one and feel that all of you are my friends!  Thank you for your "friendship" and I hope you have a great time creating and sharing the love of stamping! 


Nance Leedy said...

Oh Julie, this is stunning! Love the sunset background and those trees are among my favorite stamps. Love the way you incorporated the Q colors and all the challenges--it's a triple treat! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Lesley said...

This is beautiful Julie, I love the sunset you have created with the trees and watercolouring. Wow. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches.

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful card, Julie, love the scene that you made. Stamping brings such joy, thanks for sharing your talent with us at the ColourQ each week. I love your cards. Have a wonderful Friday!

Allisa said...

Lovely card! Great effect with the watercolor and black embossing.

jaydee said...

Julie, I love that you had the scripting behind the focal image. Great use of the technique. So glad you shared this fabulous card with us this week at the Paper Players

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, the coloring on the background is just gorgeous! Such a beautiful sunset you created. I am always so inspired by your creations. Thank you for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Big hugs! :)

Terstamper said...

Love, love this card! Great masculine card.

Ter ;)

Chris D. said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this card! Absolutely stunning!

Jen said...

I love all the texture and the sunset background is dreamy! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Christina said...

Gorgeous watercolor effect, Julie! It works perfect with the beautiful tree silhouettes. Love the embossed background, too! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Johanna said...

The background is simply breathtaking. I don't think I could even dream of achieving such result! Beautiful :)

Helen in the UK said...

Love the way you've done your tree background and the way you've used the colour scheme :)

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