Friday, July 5, 2013

Gell Well Soon- Tic Tac Toe :-)

Hi Stampers! 

Happy day after the 4th of July!!  I hope all my friends in the US had a great time celebrating our country’s birthday yesterday- we were able to celebrate with friends and had a great time!!   I also apologize for the delay on this part of the post- I have been having a few issues with my internet connection and was unable to post prior to now:-)

I truly love patriotic colors and images and had created this card for our SUO73 Patriotic Challenge a few weeks ago and did not take the time to create another one for today (I must admit I normally do not mail cards for the 4th of July). 

In case you had not seen this post originally, I wanted to share what fun it was to create this "flag" with our Sunflower stamp!!

In reflection of today though, may we never forget the wisdom and bravery of our forefathers, the courage and commitment of our military and service men and women and that freedom is never truly free!!  May their sacrifices remind us daily to pray for our country and military and may God continue to Bless America!!

This evening (or actually early morning) I wanted to create a card to participate in LeAnne’s PP159 Tic Tac Toe Challenge at the Paper Players (I just love their challenges and the Tic Tac Toe is so fun!).  Also, I decided to use the CCMC259 Create with Connie and Mary Sketch and enter this card into the ABC35 'Anything Goes' Challenge at ABCChallenges (a new challenge site for me). 
If you have had the chance to do so, I hope you can take the time to visit each challenge site to check out the Design Team projects as well as the other entries!

To create this card:

Using Basic Gray Classic Ink, stamp the bird image onto Whisper White cardstock and color with an AquaPainter™ (using ink from the Basic Gray and Gumball Green Classic Ink pads).  Once dry, touch up a bit with Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors and use the retired Color Spritzer Tool along with the Basic Gray marker to apply a bit of distressing.

Cut out the bird image using the Big Shot™ along with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ (I pre-cut the tail feathers and folded them up prior to cutting with the Framelit™ so they could protrude from the image).  Also from Basic Gray cardstock, cut another Framelit™ using the same die and by hand, cut this piece in half horizontally.

Use a Sponge Dauber with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink to lightly sponge the edges of the bird image and adhere the split Basic Gray "frame" behind the focal image.

Emboss a piece of Epic Day Designer Series Paper (love this paper!) using the Big Shot™ with the Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and lightly sand with the Sanding Block and sponge a bit of Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink over the white core.

Again, with the Big Shot™ cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock using the Large Scallop Framelit™- emboss with the Delicate Designs (Lace) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and use the Sponge Dauber with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink to lightly sponge ink over the embossing (to tone down the white cardstock).

Emboss a piece of Soho Subway DSP with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (this was actually a previous embossed scrap piece that I had intended to use with the other side of the DSP- love how our mistakes work out!).  Cut along the honeycomb edge to showcase a few of the hexagons.

Adhere the Argyle embossed piece of DSP to the lower portion of a Whisper White card base (cut a bit smaller than the A2 size) and add the non-embossed piece Epic Day DSP to the top portion. Adhere the Paper Tea Lace Doily (cut in half and sponged with Baked Brown Sugar) and layer the the Honeycomb/Lace border over the cut edge of the doily.

Add the Canadian Goose image with Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the 3/8” Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon triple bow  and add the Pearls to the corners to finish off the card.

So they you are- Tic Tac Toe!  Bird, Get Well and Embossing- thanks Paper Players and  LeAnne for the inspiration!!

Stamp Sets:  Wetlands, Thoughts & Prayers  

Ink: Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar, Stampin’ Write markers- Basic Gray, Gumball Green

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Epic Day and Soho Subway Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Argyle, Delicate Designs (Lace) and Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Large Scallop and Chalk Talk Framelits™, AquaPainter™, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Sanding Block, Paper Tea Lace Doily, 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful Friday!!


Jaydee said...

Fabulous use of the Wetlands set, Julie. I love how you tied the hexagons to the background DSP. Fabulous sponging job, too. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Julie! I love the distressing. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Julie!!! OMG! This card is so Perfect! I love it! I been thinking about this set and wondering if I am going to get it... hmmm? I think I did see it on the backorder list though.

LeAnne said...

Lovely card with a nice vintage feel to it....and yet the doily adds a bit of lightness to it!!! Very pretty indeed! Thanks so much for playing my TTT challenge this week!

Bev said...

Great cards Julie. I love the goose stamp ( may have to add it to my wish list!)

Bev x

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, what a great way of using the patriotic theme with a flower! Very pretty! hugs, de

Margaret Raburn said...

Julie, your card is just beautiful! I love all the gorgeous details and how you cut the framelit tag around the goose tail is such a smart idea! Love it! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week! p.s. Love your patriotic flower card too!

Melissa Davies said...

Beautiful shabby-chic card! I just got this set - can't wait to play with it! Thanks for joining us this week in the Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow Julie - this is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you used that DSP and the ever so subtle, yet perfect distressing. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love all the elements and attention to detail! So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

AnnMarie said...

Very pretty! Love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along over at ABC Challenges! :)

Mary Brown said...

WOW...both of your cards are absolutely FABULOUS!!! LOVE the red/white/blue sunflower and your wetlands card is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

WOW!! This is just amazing! I only wish that I could do distressing half this good! Love your interpretation of a simple sketch! Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Julie, this card is beautiful! Love the doily and the hexagons! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Connie said...

This is so TOTALLY gorgeous, I don't know where to start! Love the torn honeycomb portion, and the gorgeous coloring of the image. Well...just everything about this card! Congratulations on being chosen for the Top 3 Pick on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary said...

Fabulous card - so many lovely elements to it. I particularly loved your attention to detail in cutting the goose's tail to overhang the tag.

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