Wednesday, January 6, 2016

TCC46 Thanks A Latte!

Hi Friends!!

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.

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!


sandie said...

I always love to see what you have created. I adore this crackle, distressed background, the lace doilies are the perfect touch x

Debi said...

gorgeous card as always, Debi x

Michele Henderson said...

LOVE this! This are really fun colors - -so bright and cheerful!
Take care!

laurie said...

Your bows are always so perfect! Such a stunning card, Julie!

Cheryl said...

Pretty colors, love the lace, shiny satin bow and stampin'-Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Shannon McComb said...

This is SO very pretty!! I adore the colors! The black just makes it pop and your design is simply stunning! Beautiful job!!:)

Chris D. said...

Holy Wow!! Your card is STUNNING! Love the colors, that background, the lace and gorgeous ribbon! What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julie! What a super cute card. I just wanted to let you know about our Anything Goes challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp $25. I hope you will stop by to play along with us!
Karen Letchworth, Owner
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The lace and bow are surely wonderfully supportive of the sentiment and image. I can smell the aroma as I type. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

Alison Barclay said...

Your card is so delicious, I could eat it!!! That chocolate satin ribbon...the background...the stamping! I love it all. :)

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful card! Love the embellishments!
Lilian DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card!!! Love all of the beautiful detail you've added!

Jo Ann said...

This card is awesome...Love the papers, the bow and ribbon and the over-all design. We are so blessed you joined our Challenge weeks ago and would love for you to join our new Challenge still ongoing at Word Art Wednesday. Want to leave you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 which says, "But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. " Have a lovely week.


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