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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
TCC73 Vintage Notes
It’s time for The CardConcept #73 Vintage Notes Inspiration Challenge! I absolutely love our inspiration photo with the birds, butterflies, script, lace and buttons- so much to use for inspiration.
I am also linking to the Mixed Media Monthly #36 “Put A Stamp On It” Challenge along with the Alphabet Challenge “D for Decoupage” Challenge into the design of my Mixed Media/Shabby Chic card.
If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept yet, I hope you will find time to do so as well as check out the other two challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the robin image from the retired Nature Walk (SU!) and the frame image from the retired Notably Ornate (SU!) sets with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
2). Color the frame and the robin images with an AquaPainter™ and Distress Inks- Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain and Antique Linen and Ripe Persimmon for the robin.
3). Fussy cut both images and sponge additional Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the edges.
4). Use a foam brush to apply ModPodge™ over both images and set aside to dry.
5). On another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the retired Musical Score background stamp (SU!) with Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink, distress the paper with a sponge using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Use a palette knife with Crackle Textured Paste and a honeycomb stencil to apply texture paste to the background and allow to dry.
6). Add color to the texture paste with Adirondack™ Alcohol Inks- Caramel, Espresso and Old Paper Distress Stain and Picket Fence Distress Stain. Allow to dry, distress the edges by tearing and using a distressing tool and adhere to a piece of Basic Black cardstock.
7). Apply a layer of ModPodge™ over the entire background and allow the panel to dry.
8). Stamp the egg images from Nature Walk using Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, heat set the ink and watercolor with an AquaPainter™ using Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker. Fussy cut out each egg, round the eggs to create a slight cup and apply ModPodge™ to the surface, set aside to dry.
8). Add the 1” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon strip and cream lace to the background panel, wrap the ends behind the panel. Mount the entire background panel to a white card front, distress the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
9). Adhere the ornate frame, robin and eggs with dimensional foam to the card front.
10). Ink the verse sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps) using Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Use a Heat Tool to heat set the ink, apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink with a sponge dauber over the paper, distress the edges with a distressing tool and stamp the splatter image from Timeless Textures (SU!) with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount the sentiment onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.
11). Mount the sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Nature Walk, Notably Ornate, Musical Score background stamp (all retired Stampin’ Up!), Timeless Textures, Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)
Ink/Medium: Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black; Distress Inks- Vintage Photo. Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Ripe Persimmon; Distress Stain- Old Paper, Picket Fence; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pool Party; Crackled Texture Paste; ModPodge™
Paper/Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Accessories: AquaPainter™, Sponge Daubers, Foam Brush, 1” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon, Ivory Crochet Lace, Distressing Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to visit! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!