Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thinking of You- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!!

 If you have not had a chance to check out these sites yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful examples by all!

To create this card:

Ink the line art images from Field Flowers using Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp the flowers and bud onto  piece of Calypso Coral Designer Series Paper  (I used a piece from the This and That Epic Day DSP pack).  Carefully cut out the images and using a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write marker, highlight the petals and centers.

Stamp the stems of the flowers using Basic Gray onto a piece of Soft Sky cardstock.  Ink the En Francais background stamp using Night of Navy Classic Ink and stamp off twice before stamping onto the piece of Soft Sky cardstock (over stamping the stem images).  . 

Ink the line art image of the large floral stamp from Field Flowers (of course, clean before inking :-)) using Calypso Coral Classic Ink and stamp off before stamping randomly onto the Soft Sky background. 

Cut the images to the sketch and mount onto Night of Navy cardstock (*** Note ***  I used a 1 3/8" Cirlce Punch to round the corners of the lower piece but it did not work well on the Night of Navy layer since I tried to round off after I adhered the stamped panel, so I cut by hand...should have rounded the piece before adheriing the stamped panel :-)). 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim to size and adhere to a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. 

Adhere the entire panel to the Soft Sky card base, add the sentiment layer, pearls, paper bow and Antique Brad to finish off the card. 

  ***NOTE***- The Paper Bow is very easy to make- 1).Punch out two Large Ovals from the retired Travel Log DSP and gently roll these two ovals in half and secure with a Mini Glue Dot at the end to hold together, 2). Cut a small rectangular strip of DSP and adhere the two "folded" ovals toward one another to form the "bow" leaving a small space in between, 3). Cut two additional strips approx. the width of the bow- in this case approx 3/4" wide and use the 1" Square Punch to create the banner points on one end and hand cut to a point on the other end, 4). Addhere these two strips behind the small rectangular strip under the bow to form the tails and 5). Add the Antique Brad to the center to finihs off the bow.   Add to the card using Mini Glue Dots- easy and you can enlarge your bow by using a larger oval punch :-) 

Add the hand cut flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add highlights using the White Gel Pen ( I just followed the lines in the center of the flower and along the edges with the Gel Pen :-)). 

Stamp Sets: Field Flowers, Wetlands, En Francais

Ink: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, White Gel Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, This and That Epic Day DSP, retired Travel Log DSP 

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- Large Oval, 1” Square, 1 3/8" Circle; Pearls, Antique Brad

Thanks again for stopping by!   Have a great weekend and God Bless!


Jen said...

What a wonderful blend of color and texture. The flowers just jump off the card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love creating the bows this way also. Great job Julie, the color combo is so eye-catching! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Gisela said...

Very pretty card, the flowers really pop and good choice of colors.

Connie said...

Wow! Love all the depth in this card with the flowers popping off the background. And, love the bow, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

I always appreciate the way you give detailed instructions on how to make your gorgeous cards! So many beautiful details! I love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

This is gorgeous! I love the double-stamped cardstock - very creative! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful detailed card! The colors are wonderful and the flowers are gorgeous! So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Oh Julie...this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Your flowers look soooo real and perfect! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Julie, your back ground and stamping are exquisite! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at the colourQ.

Margaret Raburn said...

So pretty with all the visual textures and layers! Beautiful colors and details! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary!

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