Wednesday, January 18, 2017
TCC65 Fresh and Bold- Vintage Ladies
It’s time for TheCard Concept #65 “Fresh & Bold” Challenge! I love this fun inspiration photo (I know I say this each time but really, this one is fun!) and was inspired by the oranges, pinks and the vintage ladies in the artwork on the wall to create my mixed media shabby chic card.
I pulled out a few stamps that I have not used in quite a while to give them some “love” and also incorporated the As You See It #141 Sketch Challenge and the Happy LittleStampers January 2017 Watercolour “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design (I did not use the opt. twist this time :-)).
To create this card:
1). Use an AquaPainter™ to apply Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, dry with a Heat Tool.
2). Ink the retired Stampin’ Up! French Script background stamp with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink and randomly press the stamp onto the background paper.
3). Trim the panel and distress the edges with a Distressing Tool, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
4). Cut the two banners- one from Melon Mambo cardstock and the other from Tangerine Tango cardstock. Press both onto the inked French Script background stamp, distress the edges, mount onto Basic Black cardstock and distress again. Layer the banners onto the card front.
5). Add the White Tea Lace Doily along with the circle die cut from Basic Black cardstock (cut with Spellbinders™ Stately Circles Dies).
6). Ink the vintage girl images from the Crafty Individuals CI-065 “Love Letter Ladies” stamp set with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink, heat set with the heat tool and add shadows with Derwent® Water Soluble Graphite Pencils (using a water brush to blend_). Add a bit of color to the girl’s dress with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink and the rose with Melon Mambo Classic Ink. Dry with a heat tool and apply Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol) over the panel using an AquaPainter™. Trim the images and mount onto Basic Black cardstock, trimming close to the edge. Adhere each of the stamped images to the card front with dimensional foam.
7). Die cut the flowers from Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango cardstock using the MFT Royal Rose Dies, crimp the die cut pieces with a Crimper Tool, roll into the flower shape and adhere the center with hot glue. Punch the leaves from Basic Gray cardstock using the MS Leaf Punch and add the leaves with the flowers to the card front (I used hot glue for strength).
8). Add a few Pearls to the corners to finish off the card.
I did not add a sentiment since I thought this card could be used either as a note card, birthday or thinking of you and I can leave it as is or add a sentiment later.
Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black, Classic Ink- Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango; Derwent® Water Soluble Graphite Pencils, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Roses Dies, MS Leaf Punch, Distressing Tool, White Tea Lace Doily, Pearls, Heat Tool, Crimper Tool, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope all of you have a fabulous week and you will be able to join us for the #65 “Fresh & Bold” Challenge at The Card Concept!