Monday, September 9, 2013

Acrylic Block Technique for the Pals Paper Arts PPA170 Color Challenge

Hi Stampers!!

I hope all of you had a great weekend!!  I had so much fun yesterday spending time with fellow demos at our Joyful Hearts Quarterly meeting (I must admit, I have the best upline ever- Cindy Fodor :-)) and loved seeing all of my stamping “sisters” :-)

One of the 25 swaps that I have been busy creating :-)
I apologize for not posting often this week but I have been a bit busy with work as well as creating the twenty-five card fronts for the swap at the demo meeting (I cased myself and this swap card was a variation of a previously designed card here) :-))

I wanted to create another card so I decided to take a moment this evening to create a card using the colors from this week’s Pals PaperArts PPA170 Color Challenge

This classic color combo is so wonderful and perfect for so many types of cards – if you have not done so yet, I hope you can take the time to visit the Pals Paper Arts site and see all of the Design Team projects as well as the many other entries!

I decided to use the Acrylic Block Technique for this card and create another landscape (hope you are not getting tired of the landscape cards yet) :-)

To create this card:

Using Stampin’ Write markers in Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse, color an acrylic block and spritz water onto the ink before laying a piece of Whisper White cardstock over the ink on the block.

Ink the solid tree image from Evergreen using the Midnight Muse Classic Ink Pad or the marker, stamp repeatedly at different heights and stamp again using the Early Espresso marker or Classic Ink Pad. 

Ink the script stamp from Notable Notions using Early Espresso ink and stamp off before stamping onto the image.  Spritz the image using the Color Spritzer Tool and the Midnight Muse Stampin’ Write marker.

Trim the image and adhere to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and again onto a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.

Emboss a piece of Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot™ and the Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (I used a piece of retired DSP from the Hostess Level I pack) and lightly sand using the Sanding Block.   Mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and again onto a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock.

Adhere the entire panel onto a Whisper White card base and add a Tea Lace Paper Doily (cut in half).  Add the focal image and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Adhere the ½” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon double bow along with the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Evergreen, Notable Notions, Petite Pairs

Ink:  Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso

Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot™, Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Pearls, ½” Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Acrylic Block, Color Spritzer Tool (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a fabulous Monday!!


Sandie Conner said...

Wow, so lovely Julie. Thanks for the instructions on how to make a card like this, I will have to try it out. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Patti MacLeith said...

How beautiful! I love how you combined stamp sets. Thank you for joining ust at PPA this week!

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