Thursday, January 28, 2016
Isaiah 41:10- Fear Not, For I Am With You
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! We are still a bit snowed in here on the East Coast (we received 36" here in Frederick, MD but it is melting :-)) so I had a chance to create a card this morning.
I decided to use the Tuesday Morning Sketches #336 Challenge along with last week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments#229 Color Challenge (the challenge closed on Monday afternoon so too late to link up) and the Word Art Wednesday #218 Anything Goes Challenge.
I love the reminder of the Lord's constant presence with us from Isaiah 41:10 and plan to use this card for an upcoming birthday, but I think this verse could be used for many occasions, don’t you?
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge site galleries yet, again, I would encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the branch and floral images from Choose Happiness (Stampin’ Up!) using Versamark™ Ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
Once the embossing powder has cooled, color the leaf images with the Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker, spritz with water, use a paper towel to wipe away the excess water and once dry, carefully fussy cut the branches.
Use an AquaPainter™ with ink from the Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write marker to watercolor the flower (scribble the marker onto an acrylic block or craft sheet to lift with the water brush). Wipe with a paper towel and apply additional ink to the floral image directly with the marker, spritz with water and allow the flower to dry before fussy cutting the image.
On a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, ink the flower using Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and repeatedly stamp the image to create your own designer paper. Spritz the flowers with water, gently dab with the paper towel and dry with the Heat Tool.
Trim the background panel and mount onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant, trim again and mount onto the Always Artichoke card base.
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss the strips of Elegant Eggplant with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and cut a rectangle from Always Artichoke cardstock with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Rectangle STAX Die.
Stamp the sentiment from Rose Wonder (Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Mini) using Elegant Eggplant onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
“Huff” onto the Choose Happiness floral image tp re-moisten the Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink and stamp the lightened flower over the sentiment (you may want to stamp off onto scrap paper first).
Layer the card per the sketch, add the sentiment panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals®, adhere the branches to the card front (I used Tombow® Mono Multi Adhesive), mount the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add a few pearls to the corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: All Stampin’ Up!- Rose Wonder (2016 Occasions Mini), Choose Happiness (2015-2016 IBC)
Ink: Versamark™, Elegant Eggplant; Stampin’ Write Markers- Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot™, retired Lacy BrocadeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Die, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Water Spritzer Bottle, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!