Wednesday, April 13, 2016

TCC53 Blessed to Know You



Hi Friends!!

Woohoo!!  It is time for the new challenge at The Card Concept and I was inspired by the bright, beautiful colors along with the texture for my Mixed Media card.

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.  


 I hope you have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept and check out the rest of our Design Team samples as well as the Global Design Project and Splitcoaststampers challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!!

To create this card:

On a piece of Watercolor Paper, apply Gelatos®- Bubblegum, Aqua Dolce, Cotton Candy and Green Tea, spritz with water and use your finger or a sponge dauber to move the Gelatos® around on the paper.
Speed up the drying process with the Heat Tool.

Spritz more water onto the background panel, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains onto a craft mat, lay the moistened background panel into the ink, tilt the panel to allow the inks to spread across the page and heat with the Heat Tool.

Originally I inked the Hero Arts® Stamp Your Own Plant leaves with Mowed Grass Distress Stain and inked directly onto the panel.  FYI- While this looked OK, I was not completely satisfied, so I dried the panel with the Heat Tool, used the Embossing Buddy® to prep the page, and stamped the different leaves from Stamp Your Own Plant with Versamark® Ink and heat embossed the leaves with Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder.

I embossed the leaves in several steps so that they have the appearance of overlapping one another.

Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things® (MFT) Die-namics™ Stitched Cover-Up Vertical Companion Die and cut the Cover-Up from Basic Black cardstock.

De-static the Cover-Up die cut with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the sentiments from the Blessed (Mama Elephant) stamp set and Absolutely Fabulous (retired Stampin’ Up!) with Versamark™ ink and heat emboss with Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder.

Mount the embossed Cover-Up onto the embossed watercolor panel and adhere the entire panel to the Melon Mambo card base using dimensional foam.

Stamp Sets: Absolutely Fabulous (retired Stampin’ Up!), Stamp Your Own Plant (Hero Arts), Blessed (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Versamark™, Gelatos®- Bubblegum, Aqua Dolce, Cotton Candy and Green Tea , Ranger® Tim Holtz® Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains

Paper: Watercolor, Basic Black, Melon Mambo

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Die-namics™ Stitched Cover-Up Vertical Companion Die, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you can gather your supplies and pick a style to create your own card for our TCC53 "Bright and Fresh" gallery at The Card Concept!

14 comments:

Kate Stockman said...

BEAUTIFUL---your cards just amaze me! Love everyone you show us.

sandie said...

Another mixed media wonder, love the background colours x

Michele Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the white embossed leaves against the colorful background! It looks like it's got so much texture to it! Fun and colorful!
Take care!
Michele

Paula Dobson said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

Michelle Last said...

WOW what a fantastic card, thanks so much for joining us this week xx

Holly Stene said...

What a great card!!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the leafy fernsy frondsieness of the embossed images:))

laurie said...

That background is amazing! Just a stunning card..love it!

Cheryll Miller said...

Wow, stunning card Julie! xxx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Your colors and embossed leaves are so striking agains the black! Beautiful!

Shannon McComb said...

Love that background and the striking colors!

Brian King said...

Stunning, Julie! This background is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project Nature Theme Challenge.

Lilian YF said...

This is gorgeous! Love the background!
Lilian TCC teamie
The Leaf Studio

Kerin said...

WOW! You create the most gorgeous backgrounds!!

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