Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SUO88 Beautiful People Like You

Hi Stampers! 

It’s time for the SUO88 SU-Only Challenge- with the arrival of the new Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration, our theme is “Fun with New Toys”. 

I decided to use the new Floral Spiral Die along with a few other new “toys” and incorporated the color scheme with a brand new challenge site, The Card Concept.  I chose to go with the style I feel the most comfortable creating, Shabby Chic but I may enter again with another style in the future :-) 

If you have not visited either site yet, I hope you will do so.  My fellow Design Teammates have created a wonderful array of samples of the “New Toys” and The Card Concept has a gorgeous line-up as well.

To create this card:
With the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, create a tag from Very Vanilla cardstock (it is difficult to see the top of the tag since I had so much fun with the roses- lol! :-)).   Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, repeatedly stamp the script image from Notable Notions (“stamping off” first before stamping onto the tag for a lighter image). 
To distress the tag, use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the edges and round the corners with the Envelope Punch Board.
Using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the new People Like You onto Very Vanilla cardstock and use the Decorative Label Punch to punch out the sentiment (saving the flower portion for a later project).   Punch another piece using the Decorative Label Punch from Early Espresso cardstock and layer behind the sentiment image (first cut in half vertically and trim off the excess points on the sides so it will only show at the top and bottom).
Use the Big Shot™ with the new Scalloped Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Fancy Fan Whisper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Early Espresso DSP.  Lightly sand both with the Sanding Block and mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
Add the ½” Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon strip to cover the seam of the DSP.  Adhere the tag and sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and mount the entire panel onto your card base.
Use the Big Shot™ with the new Spiral Floral Originals™ Die to cut a large flower from Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Use the retired Crimper Tool to crimp the paper (or you can just scrunch it up by hand to break up the fibers) and use the Bone Folder to curve the scalloped edge a bit before proceeding to the next step. 
Once you feel the flower is “distressed” enough, manually roll the spiral tightly (starting on the outside smallest strip area) and continue to roll/wrap the cardstock around the spiral toward the center.  Apply Multi-Purpose Adhesive to the center piece to hold the flower in shape or you can use a Hot Glue Gun (I recently dusted my Hot Glue Gun off and am using it more frequently with our Silicone Pad).   If needed, here is the written tutorial atSplitcoaststampers to show the basic idea of the rolled flower.  
On the smaller scallop circle pieces, manually cut your spiral toward the center of each piece (I usually cut a wavy spiral) and repeat the same steps as above.  Once all of your flowers are created, lightly sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the edges to distress a bit more.
Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Early Espresso Cardstock and create a triple bow using the ½” Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.
Adhere the flowers, leaves and ribbon bow to the card front (I continued to use the Hot Glue Gun since it was already heated up:-)) to finish off the card. 
Stamp Sets: People Like You, Notable Notions
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper/Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Designer Series Paper- Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot™, Scallop and Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Spiral Floral Originals™ Die, Punches- 2 ¾”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼” , Decorative Label and Bird Builder, Envelope Punch Board, Sanding Block, Sponge Dauber, ½” Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals™, Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Since the flowers are so dimensional on this card, I would most likely recommend hand delivery or mailing in a small box (or one of our Wood Mount cases). 

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you will find the time to visit us and enter your project into the SU-Only SUO88 “Fun with New Toys” Challenge.  


Kerin said...

This card is drop.dead.GORGEOUS!! Wow. Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is just so stunning - a real work of art. Love the different sized roses.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I adore your card flowers make my heart sing

JoAnn said...

Wow Julie, your card is gorgeous. Love the rolled roses and the colors. Fabulous details. TFS

Teresa Kline said...

very pretty...so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow Julie! This card is just stunning! Your roses are simply beautiful as is your shabby chic style! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Tracey McNeely said...
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Rita Brown said...

your card is absolutely beautiful! I love how you embossed your patterned paper. I never thought to do that.

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie, all Ii can say in SWOON! Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept for the first challenge!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love, love, love your roses, Julie! What a gorgeous card, perfectly shabby chic. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

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