Wednesday, January 6, 2016
TCC46 Thanks A Latte!
Woohoo! It is time for The Card Concept #TCC46 "Warm Your Heart" Challenge and we are so thrilled to be back for 2016!
I love the inspiration photo and was inspired by the hot chocolate, the texture of the mittens and, of course the warm, luscious colors.
I decided to use the Splitcoaststampers’ SC573 Sketch and am also linking this to the Just Us Girls JUGS324 Thank You Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #217 Anything Goes Challenge.
Just a reminder that the Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.
Also, if you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will take the time to visit us at The Card Concept and check out the rest of our Design Team samples as well as the Just Us Girls and Splitcoaststampers' sites- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Using the Memory Box™ Texture Flourish Stencil, use a palette knife to apply Finnabair® ArtExtravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste over a piece of Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper (retired from a hostess pack years ago).
Allow the crackle paste to dry (I used a Heat Tool, carefully, to speed up the process).
Add Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone down the bright copper color, also add a bit of Gesso® (I used my finger to spread).
Distress the edges of the crackle texture panel with a Distressing Tool, mount onto a die-cut piece of Early Espresso cardstock and add the 1” Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon with the Ivory Crochet Lace (wrapping the edges of the ribbon around the back).
Mount the entire background panel onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, trim and mount onto the Early Espresso card base.
Trim a piece of the retired Sending Love DSP to size, color with a Spectrum Noir™ DR3 Alcohol Marker to darken the DSP and mount inside a die cut rectangle from Early Espresso cardstock.
Add the Dark Chocolate Triple Ribbon bow to the top of the tag element and mount onto the card front using dimensional foam.
Ink the coffee mug, steam and chevron images from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS), PickMe Up using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
Use the coordinating Pick Me Up Die Set with the Big Shot™ to cut out the images.
Color the heart shape on the coffee mug using the Spectrum Noir™ DR3 Alcohol Marker and add the steam image and Rhinestone to the coffee mug.
Mount the stamped images to the card front using dimensional foam.
Stamp the sentiment from Pick Me Up (SNSS) with Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, trim and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch, mount onto Early Espresso cardstock (using the Hexagon Punch to create the points).
Mount the layered sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Pick Me Up (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Early Espresso, Spectrum Noir™ DR3 Alcohol Marker, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Sending Love DSP and Blushing Bride DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Pick Me Up Dies (SNSS), MFT Blueprints 13 Die, MFT Stitched Rectangle STAZ, Memory Box™ Texture Flourish Stencil , Finnabair® ArtExtravagance Copper Crackle Texture Paste, Palette Knife, Gesso®, Distressing Tool, 1” Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Ivory Crochet Lace, Rhinestone
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you have a wonderful week and come play along with us at The Card Concept!