Monday, September 16, 2013

Gratitude- Framing My Thanks :-)

Hi Again Stampers! 



I wanted to create another card before this relaxing Sunday ends and decided to use the Naccho AverageChallenges #54 Colors along with the Just Add Ink JAI182 Just Add FramesChallenge (again, if you have not visited either site yet, please stop by and check them out!)
 
The colors on the Naccho Average Challenge seemed to be a bit masculine so I decided to create a fall themed card using a watercolor and masking technique…

To create this card:
Stamp the acorn using Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and stamp another one onto a piece of sticky note to use as a mask.  Carefully cut out the image on the sticky note (leaving some of the sticky portion under the image) and cover the initial stamped acorn with the stick note.  Stamp another acorn at an angle and remove the sticky note.
Use the AquaPainter™ with a bit of Island Indigo Classic Ink from the inkpad to watercolor a bit around the acorns- once finished the “sky”, use Soft Suede to watercolor the acorns.  Punch out the entire image using the XL Oval Punch.
Apply the same technique as above for stamping and masking the leaves.  Use the AquaPainter™ with Pear Pizzazz to color the leaves and the Island Indigo for around the leaves.  Ink the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp with Soft Suede and randomly stamp over the image.
Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Island Indigo Stampin’ Write marker to spritz over both images and cut the leaves out using the Big Shot™ along with the Deco Labels Framelits™ (remember to cut another frame the same size out of Soft Suede).  Adhere the Soft Suede layer behind the leaf image (I cut the bottom off to layer and the center down the middle vertically so a bit of the cardstock would show on the sides as well).
With the Big Shot™, cut a larger oval using the Oval Collections Framelits™ and emboss with the Oval Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Adhere the acorn image in the center of the frame.
Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (rough up the edges a bit) and mount onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and adhere to the Whisper White card base. 
Add the leaf focal image and oval acorn frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  
Attach the Hemp Twine bow with the Antique Brad with a Mini Glue Dot.  Stamp the sentiment using Island Indigo Classic Ink and cut out using the Big Shot™ with the Bitty Banners Framelits™ (sponge a bit of Island Indigo over the Whisper White to tone down the white edge a bit) and add to the frame to finish off the card.
It is hard to see in the photo but I did add a bit of highlights with the retired SU! Metallic Pencils (but it was not necessary, just had them near by)…

Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, Harvest of Thanks, Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Stampin' Write Marker- Island Indigo

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders- Woodgrain, Designer Frames (Oval), Framelits™- Deco Label Collection, Bitty Banners, Ovals Collection, Sponge Dauber, XL Oval Punch, Color Spritzer Tool (retired), Metallic Pencils (retired- optional) , Hemp Twine (retired), Antique Brad


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

12 comments:

Mae Collins said...

Love your use of textures on this card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Nikki Spencer said...

A real wow card Julie! Your gorgeous use of colour and textured layers are stunning! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Christy Lynn said...

Love the Woodgrain background and the hemp twine accents; they really add to the masculine vibe of this card. Great job on the acorn panel, love the masking and the bit of stippling over the image. Thanks for joining in the Nacho fun this week!

Anne Hayward said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!

Kathya said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love all the layers, texture and detail in your card! The hemp twine bow is beautiful! Thanks for joining the Nachos! Hope you will play along again.

Christine Blain said...

This is really beautiful, Julie! The colours, and watercolouring, are AWESOME. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Tammy Fite said...

WOW! This is beautiful! I don't even know what else to say!! :-)

Yapha said...

Wow! This is an absolutely spectacular card. Your watercoloring is amazing! Great use of the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

Shans Design Studio said...

Beautiful Card. So many different elements and they just all work together beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us and hope to see you back at the Nacho Challenge real soon.

Paula said...

Good gracious Julie, this is absolutely stunning! I love how you have pulled all the bold colours and different elements together and your generosity in sharing your step by step. Thank you for playing with us at JAI this week ♥

Jenni Hogan said...

WOW Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with our Nacho challenge!!!

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous, Julie! wonderful layers and colors!

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