Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Birthday Wishes For LeAnne- A Color, Technique and Sketch Challenge :-)


Hi Stampers! 

I wanted to create another card using one of my favorite stamp sets, An Open Heart and decided to incorporate the C489 Splitcoaststampers' Color Challenge (Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Calypso Coral) along with the FM170 Friday Mashup! DelftTile Background and Sketch (modified the sketch a bit) and also a birthday cardfor the #119 blog hop at Merry Monday for LeAnne  (Happy Birthday LeAnne!!).   

If you have not had a chance to do, I hope that you will take a moment to visit all of the challenge sites- so many wonderful Design Teams samples and entries!

To create this card:

Use the Simply Scoring Tool™ to score lines on a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1” increments to create the tile background.

Using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink stamp the stem image onto Whisper White cardstock, mask and repeatedly stamp the image again, mask and stamp once more.

Color the floral stem image using the Stampin’ Write markers- Pool Party and Bermuda Bay for the leaves and Calypso Coral for the berries and blossoms.

Use the medium Calyso Coral Blendabilities™ marker to add shadows on the blossoms and the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write marker to add shadows to the image.

Use a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to sponge over the entire image and allow the “grout” lines to show :-)   Add additional shadows with Soft Suede Classic Ink  and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to add more distressing.

Trim the panel and adhere to a piece of Pool Party cardstock, trim again and add to the Calypso Coral cardstock layer.

Add the embossed lace panel- I had this piece in my scraps :-)   It had been previously cut with the Big Shot™ along with the Large Scallop Edgelit™ and embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (that had been inked with Crumb Cake Classic Ink prior to embossing the Whisper White cardstock). 

Sponge additional Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto the Calypso Coral cardstock at the bottom of the card and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker. 

Add the 5/8” Satin Ribbon bow (from my stash)  to cover the seam of the lace embossed piece. 

I also had a pre-printed sentiment in my stash (using My Digital Studio onto Whisper White cardstock)- sponge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink , punch out using the Large Scallop Punch and layered onto a Pool Party cardstock oval punched with the Large Oval Punch as well. 

Layer the panel onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock , trim and mount onto a Whisper White card base.   Sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink to “antique” the edges of the card and age the Whisper White card base.

Stamp the Carolina Wren image onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and color using the Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write markers and carefully cut out by hand.

Cut a 2” Circle from Whisper White cardstock and create a horizon line using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker.  Mask the line and repeatedly stamp the leaf image from World of Dreams using Pool Party Classic Ink, ink the same image using Bermuda Bay Classic Ink and stamp a few leaves with the Bermuda Bay. 

Color the “ground” area with the Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write marker and Light Crumb Cake Blendabilities™ marker. 

 Use a Sponge Dauber with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to distress the paper and add the spritzing using the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker along with the Color Spritzer Tool.

Punch out a 2” Circle from Pool Party and Calypso Coral cardstock, split the circles in half horizontally and adhere behind the stamped landscape image.

Add the fussy cut wren to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and adhere to the layered circle.  

Stamp Sets: An Open Heart, World of Dreams, Hugs and Wishes (MDS version)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Sahara Sand; Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake Collections

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pool Party

Accessories: Big Shot™, Large Scallop Edgelit™, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Color Spritzer Tool,  Punches- Large Oval, 2” Circle; Simply Scored™ Tool,  5/8” Satin Ribbon (from our stash)


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you all of you have a wonderful Tuesday and again, Happy Birthday, LeAnne!!  Hugs to you, my friend :-)

13 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh, Julie, this is just gorgeous! I love that tile technique, and you've done it SO well! But the little bird is my favorite! I do love my birds! Thanks for helping make my (ahem) milestone birthday SO special!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Julie! I love that tile background and see that I need to try it. And the Carolina Wren is delightful next to that gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining LeAnne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Julie- you have outdone yourself on this beauty! Your technique is absolutely flawless with such exquisite detail. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Rose Curtis said...

Gorgeous Card!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card! There are so many great details that my eyes just keep darting from one thing to another, love it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Josie said...

Beautiful! LOVE the tile background and the pretty double bow. So many great details and the bird is very pretty.

Jenny Mutter said...

You always go above and beyond. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions and pictures. You are my very favorite!

Pat Jandacek said...

I read LeAnn's comment and, except for her birthday thanks, I was going to say the same thing! Love the tiled background - the spritzing really adds so much....and the wren in beautiful.

stampwithsandy said...

One word: Wow. So amazing, Julie. Just beautiful.

Karren said...

Beautiful! I love that tile background! Thanks so much for joining us for LeAnne's birthday at Merry Monday.

Jeannie said...

Amazingly gorgeous!!!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

JoAnn said...

This is gorgeous Julie. You did an excellent job on the tile background and all the wonderful details. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Have a wonderful week.

Susangail Powell said...

This is gorgeous!! I'd forgotten all about the tile technique - Love the cute bird!

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