Wednesday, January 18, 2017

TCC65 Fresh and Bold- Vintage Ladies

Hi Friends!!

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.

Stamp Sets: French Script (retired Stampin’ Up!), CI-065 Love Letter Ladies (Crafty Individuals)

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!


Michele K. Henderson said...

This is so pretty, Julie! I LOVE the vintage-style photo look and that bright pop of color too! Gorgeous!
Crafty Hugs!

Jan Clothier said...

It's so good to see you back at As You See It and you've done it in real style. This is a fantastic card. Melon Mambo and Tangerine Twist don't come to my mind as a first choice pairing but it's pretty clear from this card that they work well! My favourites are the two ladies that you've added to with pencil and a touch of colour. Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See It. said...

Such a lovely shabby chic creation. Loving the layers and those colours and stamps such a beautiful card.


Michelle said...

Amazing! Such a beautiful and luscious card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!

Heather Cooper said...

Julie, I'm so happy to be able to comment on your gorgeous creations again as part of As You See It Challenges! Glad you stuck around, waiting for us to get back on line again. This is such a vibrant mix of colour paired with black and white - a kind of shabby chic with a punch! I love it. The layout and images are perfect for our challenge! Welcome back to As You See It Challenges!

Amy Jasper said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! I somehow forgot about the background stamping technique that you've used here. Thanks for reminding me how much I love it! I'm so pleased that you played along with us for our first As You See It challenge after a long technical malfunction.

Susan Powell said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I love the rich, vibrant colors of the flowers paired with the vintage background - gorgeous!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is so gorgeous!!! I have that old script background and I still love it, too!!! It is perfect for your beautiful card!

Karen Davis said...

Gorgeous Julie. I love the orange and pink against the black and white images. Fab in every way.

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Julie! This is stunning! I love the different colors and the vintage look and feel! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

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