Saturday, June 4, 2016

Rather Be On My Farm

Hi Friends!! 

I hope all of you are having a great weekend so far!!  Saturday is my turn to highlight a card at the Artistic Outpost blog and I wanted to share the card with you here as well.

This Mixed Media card was designed using the new Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements stamp sets from the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release at Our Daily Bread Designs and I decided to use a modified version of the Retiform Technique (see the Splitcoaststampers’tutorial here) along with the Vintage Watercolor technique.

To create this card:
Fold a 4 ¼” x 11” piece of Extra Thick Whisper White cardstock in half and using a Sponge Applicator, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink over the card front.

Using the Retiform Technique, decide where you would like your “grid” lines and use a piece of scrap paper to cover up the card front as you sponge one side of the “grid” with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and the other with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink (re-positioning the paper along the edge as you continue to create your retiform grid).

Once you are satisfied with your grid area, use sticky note paper to mask off the areas as you stamp the Seed Packets Background using Stāz-On® Jet Black ink (randomly stamping different portions of the Seed Packets images on the different retiform sections).

Use a Speedball® Elegant Writer® to add areas of ink and an AquaPainter™ to blend the ink for the Vintage Watercolor technique.

Once the watercolor has dried, ink the grid image from Grunge Elements using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink, add a bit of white Gesso® to “age” the background and sponge the edges with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

On two additional pieces of Whisper White cardstock, sponge Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, dry the ink with the Heat Tool, de-static the paper with an Embossing Buddy® , stamp the young farmer image and sentiment images from Harvest using Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
Close-up to show the retiform images :-)

Trim the farmer image, mount onto Basic Black cardstock, trim again and mount onto Whisper White cardstock, trim once more and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.

Apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink to the frame around the young farmer to "age" the paper and stamp the grid image from Grunge Elements with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Mount the farmer and sentiment images to the card front using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Harvest, Seed Packets Background, Grunge Elements (Artistic Outpost)

Ink Stāz-On®  Jet Black, Versamark™, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Ink; Speedball® Elegant Writer; White Gesso®

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Sticky Note and Scrap Paper (for retiform), Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  It has been a while since I tried the Retiform Technique and I had so much fun designing this card :-)  

I hope you have a chance to be creative today...hugs and have a fabulous weekend, my friends!!


Barbara Schiassi said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the stamp, and you color palette is so original! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

Kelly said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for the details in how you created this. Creative Blessings! Kelly

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