Friday, December 5, 2014

Flaky Friends- Three Challenges in One!



Hi Again Stampers!

Here is the second card that I created using the CQC270 ColourQ Challenge along with The Card Concept #24 Snowman Tag (or Winter) Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers SC517 Sketch.   

This card is a mixed media card that I believe qualifies for the "Shabby Chic" style and I just love this retired sentiment (since I know a few of my friends probably think I am bit of a “flake” lately- lol!!)

Again, I hope you will find time to visit the challenge sites- wonderful designs and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the snowman image from the retired set, Holiday Woodcuts using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image using Stampin’ Write Markers-  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding and retired Blush Blossom. 

Cut the snowman to approx. 1 ¾” and create the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Add the punched border at the bottom (I used a previously punched strip in my stash using the retired Lace Ribbon Border Punch).

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to the paper to “antique” the white and once dried, use a paint brush to apply Soft White Acrylic Paint to the snowman to lighten the snow area and small snowflakes over the entire tag.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to the 3/8” Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon to “antique” as well :-)

Once the ribbon strips are dry, apply a strip at the bottom of the tag to hide the seam of the punched border and to the top of the tag (tying with Natural Linen Thread and fraying the edges).

Add a knotted piece of Natural Linen Thread over the Calypso Coral ribbon strip at the bottom of the tag and adhere the Calypso Coral and Island Indigo snowflakes to the sides.

Ink the mittens from the retired set, Flaky Friends using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  

Color the mittens using Stampin’ Write Markers-  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding and Blush Blossom (retired), add the snowflakes using the Blush Blossom marker as “ink” to the stamp and apply  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to distress the paper.  

Add additional distressing using the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Island Indigo Classic Ink. 

Distress a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain, trim and mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Calypso Coral.

Add the distressed mitten background panel onto a piece of Calypso Coral and mount the layered horizontal strip to the card front, trim and mount onto the Island Indigo card front.

Add the snowman tag to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Ink the sentiment from Flaky Friends using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Apply  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain to distress the paper, add a bit of Island Indigo using the Stampin’ Write markers around the snowflakes and add the white highlights using a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen marker.

Use the 1 ¾” Circle Punch to punch out the sentiment- punch another circle from Calypso Coral and Island Indigo cardstock.  Split the Calypso Coral and Island Indigo circles in half and mount behind the sentiment. 

Mount the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the Rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Holiday Woodcuts, Flaky Friends, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Island Indigo; Stampin’ Write Markers- Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, retired Blush Blossom; Faber-Castell Pitt Pen White Marker; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Stain; Soft White Acrylic Paint

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo

Accessories: Punches- Scalloped Tag Topper, retired Lace Ribbon Border, 1 ¾” Circle, non-SU snowflake (Martha Stewart); 3/8” Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, Natural Linen Thread, Rhinestones


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend!

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, I love the splattery, inky background you created for this adorable little guy. Too cute!

Jen Mitchell said...

Ha - I haven't seen that stamp set in a dog's age! But it looks just as good now as it did when it was new! Fun card! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Cupcakes, Cards and Kim said...

Oh my...this is just too darn cute. I love your sweet snowman and that sentiment is just fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

laurie said...

I love that set, I should dig it out! What an awesome card you made with it..love that background you created.

LauraJane:) said...

That sentiment makes me giggle!
Thanks for joining the fun at The Card Concept!

Kerin said...

Julie I love the rustic look you've created, and that sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Geri said...

Hey Julie...this fella must be going about for round 2 cuz I've seen him in a couple of posts lately...an oldie, but goodie!

I can't help but stare (for hours & hours) when I see such a fine mixed media creation! I am always in awe of folks that allow themselves to color outside the lines (this coming from a CAG gal! Your creation is one of those cards! Thank you for sharing your card with us and for delighting me with a visual feast of amazing creativity!

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