Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SUO69- Anything Sizziz! A Fishy Card for Dad :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I have exciting news- I am now a Design Team member at SU-Only Challenges!!    I love the diversity of the Design Team and am so honored to be a part of this creative group:-)

At SU-Only Challenges, we have a challenge every two weeks featuring Stampin’ Up! Only products- I sure hope you can come play along!

The SUO69 AnythingSizzix Challenge is perfect for a gal like me that loves her Big Shot™ - I could not resist using Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders and Framelit™ Dies.
To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Pool Party with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a piece of River Rock using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Lightly sponge Soft Suede Classic Ink on both embossed images and mount both onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

Also with the Big Shot™, cut the Apothecary Accents Framelit™ label from Soft Suede cardstock and emboss with the WoodgrainTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Add to the card front along the edges of the Pool Party and Woodgrain layer, punch holes with the 1/16” Handheld Punch and add the Antique Brads.

Use the Big Shot™ along with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut an oval from River Rock cardstock and another oval from Soft Suede (for layering- both pieces can be cut at the same time). 

CloseUp of Starfish, Sand Dollar :-)
 Using Soft Suede Classic Ink, stamp the coral image from By The Tide onto the River Rock oval along with the script image and the fish.  Stamp the French Foliage splatter with Pool Party Classic Ink and sponge the edge of the oval using Soft Suede Classic Ink. 

Gently distress the edge of the Oval with the Distressing Tool, layer onto the Soft Suede oval (cut the Soft Suede oval in half and mount behind the River Rock oval).  Lightly spritz using Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol) and add the White Gel Pen highlights.  Stamp the French Foliage splatter with Pool Party Classic Ink.

Also using Soft Suede Classic Ink, stamp the Nantucket image from By The Tide and the starfish and sand dollar images from By The Seashore onto River Rock Cardstock.   Use the ¾” Circle Punch to punch out the Nantucket image and mount onto Soft Suede cardstock (two additional ¾” circles punched and layered behind the Nantucket image).   Carefully cut out the starfish and sand dollar images, sponge Soft Suede Classic Ink around the edges and highlight all of the images a bit with the White Gel Pen.

Adhere the oval focal image to the center of the card and add the Nantucket, starfish and sand dollar images using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Create the ropes using White Baker’s Twine and sponge Soft Suede over the “rope”.  Add to the card, looping over the Antique Brads. 

Stamp the sentiment onto Pool Party cardstock and add with Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: By The Tide, By The Seashore, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Soft Suede, Pool Party

Paper/Cardstock:  Pool Party, River Rock, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Ovals and Apothecary Accents Framelits™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Fancy Fan and Woodgrain,  Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen, Punches- ¾” Circle, 1/16” Hand Held, 1” Square (sentiment banner points), Antique Brads, White Baker’s Twine, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a chance to join us for the SUO69 Anything Sizzix Challenge!   Have a great week!!


Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is a real work of art - just gorgeous. Congrats on your new DT position!

scrapNcards said...

Hello Julie, Great card, I'm favouring this type of card at the moment and may have to CASE it one day when I need inspiration. Q. is that fish called a 'Nantucket'? I'd have been happy if you just said 'fish stamp' hahaha, thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks for your lovely comments ladies!! Lol! No, the fish is not a Nantucket- I meant the little circle image that says Nantucket at the top of the oval :-) Not sure what type of fish is in this stamp set- will have to research that one :-)

jeannine said...

julie, this is just gorgeous!!! i wish i could case it, but there's no way i could copy this one! i'm a frequent visitor to your blog and you'll make a great addition to the SUO design team! thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your card is brilliant Julie! One of your best ever in my opinion and there have been a lot of wonderful ones :)
Congratulations on the new DT position too.

Dianne Wallace said...

Found this card just in time to CASE it for Father's Day. My problem is, should it be for my husband, son, or son-in-law.
I don't have the French foliage stamp, can you suggest another stamp in it's place?

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Dianne for your sweet comment and the honor of CASEing my card for your Father's Day cards :-) Do you have Gorgeous Grunge? The splatter stamp that has the smaller dots would work in place of the French Foliage splatter...if not, some of our older background stamps had a splatter effect on the sides (or you could use the Color Spritzer Tool or a toothbrush with a bit of re-inker:-)

Hope you have fun and thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!!

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