Monday, January 27, 2014

Love You with Roses, Burlap, Ribbon and Lace!!

Hi Stampers! 

I am so thankful that I had a chance to play around in my stamp room this weekend- Saturday, a few friends and I had the privilege of creating cards that will be sent to several families that are dealing with many challenges (this was truly a blessing for us to create the cards and pray for these families).  I will not be sharing these cards since we want to make sure the families have their privacy, but I hope they enjoy them as much as we had fun making them!

Today I was able to finish up the card that I started for the PPA189 Pals Paper Arts SketchChallenge along with the Card Concept#2 Challenge to use texture. I created another Shabby Chic style card and added roses, ribbons, burlap and lace for texture (not to mention the distressing)- what a combination :-) !  

If you have not visited either site yet, I sincerely hope you will take the time to do so.  Both sites have fantastic Design Teams not to mention all of the entries for the challenges- so much inspiration!

To create this card:
Ink the sentiment from the retired set, Short and Sweet using Soft Suede Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of the retired Designer Series Paper (DSP), Beau Chateau.  Trim and cut the banner points using the Hexagon Punch (or you could cut by hand).
Cut a rectangular piece of the Beau Chateau DSP for the front rectangle of the sketch (making sure that you have the rooster image in the rectangle toward the right hand side).  Use the Distressing Tool (gently) to distress the paper and adhere to a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  Use a Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede Classic Ink to lightly ink around the edges and on the design to “antique” the paper a bit.  Adhere the entire panel onto a piece of Pink Pirouette and lightly sponge additional Soft Suede over the Pink Pirouette layer as well.
Cut the chicken wire piece of Beau Chateau approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and distress with the Distressing Tool and by hand.  Adhere to a piece of Soft Suede cardstock (approx. 1/8” larger than the DSP layer.  Use the Sponge Dauber to apply Soft Suede Classic Ink over the edges and interior of the panel (to “age” the paper a bit).
Trim another piece in the Beau Chateau DSP series and adhere to a piece of Soft Suede (distressing the edges and sponging in the same manner as noted above).  Add this vertical panel to the background layer per the sketch and adhere the horizontal strip of Burlap Ribbon tucking the ends behind the background layer. 
Tuck a few scraps of the lace from the retired Artisan Embellishments kit under the Burlap Ribbon (I used my Glue Gun to adhere to the burlap).
To create the roses:
The larger roses are created with the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle-punch one each from Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist cardstock.  Starting on the outside, cut a wavy spiral towards the center, crimp twice with the retired Crimping Tool and start to roll up from the outside edge toward the center.  I have been using my Hot Glue Gun to finish up the roses but you could use the Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive. 
Take the same steps as above for the smaller roses- on this card, two each from the Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist cardstock using the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch and two from Marina Mist cardstock only using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch.     Here is a written tutorial atSplitcoaststampers to show the basic idea :-)
Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Soft Suede cardstock.  Adhere the roses and leaves to the rooster panel using either a Hot Glue Gun and/or Mini Glue Dots (or Tombow Multi-Purpose).
 Add the triple satin ribbon bow (ribbon from my stash) to the card and adhere the rooster panel and sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Add the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Short and Sweet
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper/Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, retired Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories: Punches- 2 3/8”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Sponge Dauber, Distressing Tool, 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon, Artisan Embellishments Kit (Lace scraps), Pearls,  Stampin’ Dimensionals®, Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Just a note- the flowers on this card are dimensional so I would recommend either hand delivery or mailing in a small box (or one of our Wood Mount cases). 

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


Karen D said...

A gorgeous Shabby Chic Card Julie. Love the distressed edges, burlap and the rolled flowers. Lots of lovely layers.Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Card Concept.

Cathy Weber said...

Before I left my comment I had to flip back and check out your credentials...I just knew you had to be a professional card maker...your card is so well done with a beautiful design and eye for little details. You are very this card...a little work of art!

KayM said...

Wow!! What an absolutely stunning card!! All of the layers and elements are arranged to perfection!! Beautiful work!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Teresa Kline said...

fabulous, luvin all the texture!

sparkle & shine *~*

Ann Schach said...

Shabby and stunning, Julie! So many wonderful details, including your gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Karren said...

Fabulous textured card, Julie. Love the flowers and that gorgeous patterned paper.

Diane Roberts said...

Just wonderful. The flowers, ribbons and burlap create a unique and beautiful design.

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