Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SUO130 Thanks for Being You



Hi Stampers! 

It’s time for the new SUO130 “Cards for Friends” Challenge and I decided to create a quick, easy and mainly one layer card using the new stamp set, Lighthearted Leaves (from the Holiday Mini) along with Me=Grateful (from the main catalog). 

I also incorporated the Splitcoaststampers’ CC544 "Wonderful Soft Coral" ColorChallenge (So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder) but chose to skip the "dessert" option of sequins :-))

I hope you will have a chance to check out my "sister" Design Team member samples and create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project for our gallery.
 
To create this card:

Using Sponge Daubers, apply So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink over a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Ink the large stamp image using water and stamp repeatedly over the inked surface (*** FYI- this technique is called Water Stamping- you can do this by soaking a few paper towels with water and stamping onto the paper towels as you would an ink pad or spritz the stamp with water, which is what I did for this card***). 

Follow the same steps noted above with the smaller leaf as well until you have the desired pattern- use the Heat Tool to dry the background.

Once dried, de-static the card base using the Embossing Buddy®, stamp the large leaf using Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and set the powder with the Heat Tool.   

Stamp another leaf onto a piece of scrap paper, fussy cut to create a mask, mask the embossed leaf and repeat the steps above to stamp another large leaf onto the background.

Continue to mask the larger leaves and stamp the smaller leaf image with the embossing powder (again, using the same steps as noted above).

Repeat the embossing steps with the sentiment from the Me=Grateful stamp set and when all of the embossing is finished, ink the large splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge using Calypso Coral Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly over the surface.

Gently wipe off the entire panel with a paper towel to remove the excess ink, trim and mount onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.
Stamp Sets:  Lighthearted Leaves, Me=Grateful
Ink: Versamark™, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for stopping by – we hope to see your Stampin’ Up! Only project in our “Cards for Friends” Challenge gallery!

4 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful. The white is such a nice contrast.

Mary Decker said...

this is the prettiest thank you card I've ever seen!

CherryTartt said...

Very pretty!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my!! Totally stunning.

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