Saturday, February 8, 2014

DD89 Soft & Subtle Birthday

Hi Stampers! 

This week’s DD89 “Subtly Yours” Dynamic Duo Challenge combines the new In-Color Pistachio Pudding with Blushing Bride.  Such a soft, pretty color combination reminds me of spring and with the crazy weather this past week, we could use a bit of spring :-)

I decided to include chevrons for this birthday card and participate in the Seize the Birthday "Chevrons and Birthday" challenge as well (if you have not already done so, click here to check out their Design Team and entries) :-)
Again, I hope that you will find the time to stop by and check out the rest of the Dynamic Duos Design Team projects and create one of your own using this week’s colors - we would love to have you join us!!

To create this card:

Using the hostess set, Simply Sketched, stamp the floral image with Basic Black Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and color with Stampin’ Write markers- Blushing Bride for the petals and Pistachio Pudding for the stem.   Add a few shadows using the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker and the highlights with the Chalk Marker.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the image (lining up within the embossing folder).  Carefully cut out around the outside of the frame.

Mount the embossed frame onto a label created from the Deco Labels Framelits™ and the 2 ½” Circle Punch (first cut the Deco Label Framelit™ from Basic Black cardstock using the Big Shot™, cut in half vertically (through the rounded portion), split apart a bit and add the 2 ½” Circle punched from Basic Black to cover the rounded part of the Deco Label and give it a bit more width).

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Pistachio Pudding cardstock with the Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Cut both pieces to position onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base (the Basic Black layer hides the Whisper White card base completely from the front).

Add ½ of a Tea Lace Paper Doily and cover the edges of the doily with a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock.  Add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

To create the sentiment label:  Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the XL Oval Punch.  Punch two additional XL Oval shapes from Basic Black cardstock, adhere the two Basic Black ovals together spreading apart a bit so that the sentiment will have a “frame” and adhere the sentiment.  Punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock using the Mosaic Punch, cut in half and add behind the sentiment layer.   Adhere the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® on the lower portion and regular adhesive where the sentiment attaches to the Deco Label focal image (leaving room for the paper bow).

Create the paper bow- Punch two Large Ovals from Blushing Bride cardstock and use the Bone Folder to break up the fibers and curl the paper.  Adhere the two ovals in half and use a Mini Glue Dot to hold the edges of the bow, adhere to a small strip of scrap Blushing Bride cardstock.   Cut two strips of Blushing Bride cardstock for the “tails” and use the Hexagon Punch to create the points.  Add to the back of the bow and adhere the Antique Brad to the center (I cut off the brad ends before adhering to the bow).

Add the bow to the card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand; Chalk Marker
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Big Shot™, Designer Frames, Beautifully Baroque and Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Deco Label Framelits™, Punches- XL Oval, Large Oval, Mosaic, Hexagon, 2 ½” Circle, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Antique Brad

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you can join in the fun with our DD89 Dynamic Duos “Subtly Yours” Challenge!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Wowza, Julie! This is gorgeous, as always. I love the mix of textures and that beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch.

canadian_liner said...

I love the little embossed panel you stamped your floral image onto, and the shading and colouring of the poppies is lovely. Black looks great as a backdrop for the pastel shades this week!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Nice bow, Julie. Love how you explain your creative process with your cards! Love how the black just makes the subtle colors shine! Your coloring is so pretty.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!

Kitty A. said...

Beautifully done! The embossed designer frame looks smashing.

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Love the embossing and pretty flower. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

Colleen said...

OMG you have so many wonderful textures and elements to this beautiful card. thank you so much for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

Glenda J said...

So pretty! Love the layout/sketch and fabulous details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Annette Elliott said...

What a creative layout. Always so many detailed elements going on. Just love it! :)

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