Thursday, April 28, 2016

Psalm 31:24 Be Strong and Take Heart

Hi Again Friends!!

Here is my second card I designed using The Card Concept Challenge #52 Inspiration  Photo (please see my first card in this post).

Again, I was inspired by the beautiful purples in the lilacs for my Mixed Media card (lilacs were my Mother’s favorite along with irises).

I hope will find the time to visit us at The Card Concept as well as the other challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!!

To create this card:

Using a foam brush, apply Gesso® over a piece of cardstock (I used a piece of Designer Series Paper that I did not like the pattern- one way to use up “older” paper).
Once the Gesso® dried, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains to a craft mat (I used Broken China, Frayed Denim and Mowed Lawn), lay the panel into the ink, lift up and allow the ink to spread, spritz with water to dilute a bit and continue to tilt and spread the ink.

Dry the ink with a Heat Tool, apply more ink as desired along with Gelatos® (I used Aqua Dolce and Cotton Candy- spritzing the Gelatos® with water and allowing the color to run across the panel).
Some of the color was a bit bright for me so I added Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone down some of the brightness.

Once the panel was thoroughly dry, de-static with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the retired Ex Libris background stamp with Versamark® Ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Repeat the above embossing steps with the sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 3 using Versamark® Ink, then add Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink followed by Clear Embossing Powder.

Trim the background panel, mount onto the Old Olive card base and sponge additional Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink over the embossing in a few areas (wiping off the excess with a lightly dampened paper towel).

Cut the roses from Elegant Eggplant cardstock with the Big Shot™ and the My Favorite Things® (MFT) Royal Rose and Mini Rose Die, crimp the die cuts with the Crimper Tool before rolling into the flower shape and add Gesso® to the flower petals.

Punch the leaves from Old Olive cardstock with the Martha Stewart® (MS) Leaf Punch, add the roses to the leaves and apply Gesso® to the leaves as well.

Mount the roses and leaves onto the card front (I like to use Hot Glue for this step) and add the Pearls to the corners.

Ink the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri with Versamark™ Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Punch the butterflies out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and color with the So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker.

Add to the card front along with Pearls for the bodies to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, retired Ex Libris (SU!), Scripture Collection 3 (ODBD)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Elegant Eggplant; Stampin’ Write Marker- So Saffron; added Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains-Broken China, Faded Denim, Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence; Gelatos®- Aqua Dolce, Cotton Candy

Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, misc piece of DSP (for Gesso® panel)

Accessories: Gesso®, Big Shot™, MFT Royal Rose and Mini Royal Rose Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch (SU!), MS Leaf Punch, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear, White and Black Embossing Powder, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful day!!


Debi said...

just stunning Julie, Debi x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! This is just stunning. So many gorgeous details.

Martha M, Tiffin Ohio said...

Love your card!! I think this would be a beautiful cover for a book too! Thank you!

Melissa L. said...

Another beautiful creation. :)

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous! I love your backgrounds and flowers!
The Leaf Studio

Team Clark said...

Julie, I totally adore this card. The embossed background is a dream and the gorgeous arrangement of flowers and butterflies make for a striking design! Thanks for all the tidbits of info. <3

Michele Henderson said...

Another gorgeous design, Julie! So much beauty and crafty goodness here!
Take care!

wienerhoneymooners said...

One of the top MOST beautiful cards I have EVER seen!!! LOVE this MUCH!!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Julie. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It's always such a blessing to have you play along, and I really hope you will stop by again soon. I appreciate your participation more than simple words can express.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

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