Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy 33rd Anniversary Sweetheart!

Hi Friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!  Today my husband and I are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary and I am thankful every day that he is my best friend and we are still so much in love!! 

I have owned the retired Stampin’ Up! Wolf set ever since I purchased it as a current set from the catalog in 2002 or so (it retired in 2004) and I have never created a card with the main image yet.   

I recall trying to stamp with this image years ago but the older linen pads were not moist enough to bring out all of the detail but the new foam pads and Stāz-On® do such a great job!  I knew that this was the set I wanted to use since my husband loves all wildlife, especially wolves :-)

I also incorporated a few of my favorite online challenges into the design- the layout is from the Mojo Monday 429 Sketch along with the colors and wildlife theme from the HSSIC228 Inspiration Photo (I know the photo has sweet little deer but the wildlife and colors are what inspired me :-)) and the Splitcoaststampers WT565 “Lose Weight, Feel Great!” Challenge (to use up some of your embellishments, paper, etc.).  

If you have not had a chance to do, I hope that you will take a moment to visit each of the galleries linked above – great designs by all!

To create this card:

Ink the main wolf image from the retired Wolf stamp set using Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, color using Faber-Castell™ Polychromos Pencils and blending with Gamsol® (I did add a bit of black ink around the eyes along with Titanium White Acrylic Paint for highlights).

Cut the image out with the Big Shot™ and the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Circle STAX and mount onto a Basic Black and Early Espresso cardstock circle (split the cardstock circles in half and adhere behind the main image).

Use a Sponge Dauber to apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink to antique the paper.

Use a Distressing Tool to distress the edges of the layered focal image as well as the edges of the pieces of retired Outlaw Designer Paper (DP)

 *** FYI ***  I did not use up all of my stash of this paper but finally used a bit for the WT565 Challenge :-)

Use a sewing machine to adhere the distressed DP onto Early Espresso cardstock, layer per the Mojo Sketch onto the retired Really Rust (or it may be Dusty Durango- not sure) card base. 

Stamp the additional wolf image onto the DP using Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink (stamping off once before stamping onto the paper).

Stamp the sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Scripture Collection 2 onto Whisper White cardstock using Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, distress the edges and mount onto Early Espresso cardstock (distressing the edges with the Distressing Tool). 

A side view to show the dimension
Ink the wolf paw prints with Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, stamp off and stamp onto the sentiment.

Use a 1 ⅜” Square Punch to create the photo corners, attach to the sentiment corners using Mini Copper Brads as well as the corner of the background layer to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Wolf (retired), Scripture Collection 2 (ODBD)

Ink: Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, Faber-Castell™ Polychromos Pencils, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Really Rust (retired), Outlaw DP (retired)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT™ Stitched Circle STAX, Sewing Machine, Gamsol®, Distressing Tool, Sewing Machine, Sponge Dauber, 1 ⅜” Square Punch, Mini Copper Brads


Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a fantastic weekend, my friends!  

6 comments:

Debi said...

another stunner! Happy anniversary too :-) Debi x

Jenny Engelke said...

Happy Anniversary Julie! I bet your hubby apreciated this awesome card as I'm sure he know the time and effort that goes into making each one! I'm so glad you joined in on our inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Elizabeth Price said...

Awesome--totally awesome!! I love the eyes of the wolf they are so majestic. A big thank you for sharing your take on our inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

inkypinkies said...

Stunning card, Julie! I love the wolf stamp and the beautiful scriptural sentiment. Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! ~ Erika

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love all the texture and interest you have created. Thanks for joining us at HSS.

Robbie

Genevieve Valdes said...

Wow! I love how the you were inspired to create this beautiful card. Such an interesting card because of all the textures and layers. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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