Monday, February 18, 2013

Cross-hatched Poppies- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!!

Another week has flown by and I have been able to spend time creating again:-).  I love the spring colors for this week’s CQC176 ColourQ Challenge and decided to create a card using Stampin' Write markers only for the color and  The Friday Mashup! FM97 Markers and TextureChallenge as well as a special fold card (easel card) for this week’s YCDI6 YouCan Do It Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.   

Again, all of these sites have fabulous Design Team examples as well as the other artist’s entries – if you have a chance, check them out!!

To create this card:

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Ink the Pleasant Poppies background stamp using Versamark™ ink, apply Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Gun.

Color the floral images using Stampin’ Write markers- Lucky Limeade for the stems, Calypso Coral and Primrose Petals for the flowers (and use Raspberry Ripple to add the darker highlights to the petals).  

I decided to try to hide a “boo-boo” in the background (we all make them, right?) with the brush tip of the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and used vertical strokes to fill in the background.  Since it seemed to leave a bit of a streaked appearance, I used the fine tip of the Basic Black marker to "cross-hatch" the area (first diagonal lines from left to right, then from right to left to help fill in and darken the background)- I have posted a close-up of the cross hatching below :-)    This took a bit of time but I was able to salvage my card:-) 

Punch out the desired area using the 2 ½” Circle Punch and also punch out a 2 ½” Circle from Lucky Limeade cardstock.   Mount the Lucky Limeade circle behind the floral image (first cut the circle in half and position so the cut edges do not show) and adhere to a Tea Lace Doily.

Create the Easel Card (see tutorial here) from Whisper White cardstock. 

Close-up of Cross-Hatched background :-)
With the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a small piece of Lucky Limeade.  

Mount the embossed Whisper White panel (trimmed to a 4” square) to a 4 ¼” square piece of Lucky Limeade and add the focal image using Mini Glue Dots.  Adhere the Satin Ribbon bow along with the Antique Brad (I trimmed off the “tails” of the brad and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere to the bow) and add the sentiment layer (inked with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker).

View of the easel card fold 
Add an additional piece of Lucky Limeade (3 ¾” square) to the back to hide the ends of the ribbon and any punched areas (I always punch out areas on my background pieces to use at a later date and lower the weight of the card for mailing).

Add Sticky Strips to the upper part of the easel and mount the focal panel.  Add the embossed Lucky Limeade cardstock to the lower portion and the sentiment (again inked with markers) mounted onto XL Ovals layered from Calypso Coral cardstock.  I also cut out one of the remaining flowers from the background stamp and added it to the lower layer along with Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Pleasant Poppies (background), Blessings from Heaven, Short & Sweet

Ink:  none- Stampin’ Write markers- Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple

Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Punches- 2 ½” Circle, XL Oval, Word Window, Tea Lace Doily, Antique Brad, Pearls, Satin Ribbon from my stash

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful week!


Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, Julie! Love the combination of poppies and the paper doily. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Lili said...

Gorgeous Julie! You have done a great job with this card. Love those poppies. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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