Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TCC74 Congrats!



Hi Friends!

It’s time for The Card Concept #74 “Freshly Elegant” Challenge!  Wow, I love the elegance of this photo with the pinks, black striped pillow and Eiffel Tower bookends as well as the lips, ampersands and all of the gold! 

I am also participating on the  CAS Mix-Up May Challenge - Stamping, Splatter and Your Choice (Watercolor, Washi Tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops) and the Inkspirational #135 "Urban" Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the wonderful Design Team cards at The Card Concept- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Apply Spun Sugar and Festive Berry Distress Stain onto a craft mat, lightly spritz with water and place a piece of white cardstock into the ink.  Dry with a Heat Tool, re-apply as needed to achieve the result you desire.

2). Trim the panel to 4” x 5 ¼”, add the various Washi Tape pieces to the lower portion of the card front.  Mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to a white card base.

3). Using the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, stamp onto the card front with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and the smaller splatter stamp with archival black ink.

4). Die cut the Eiffel Tower and the Congrats sentiment from black cardstock and again from gold foil.  Layer the gold foil on top of the black cardstock, mount the sentiment directly onto the card front and use dimensional foam to mount the Eiffel Tower.

5). To finish off the card, add Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to the card (a few were “smooshed” to create a splatter effect as well). 

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Archival Black Ink; Distress Stains- Spun Sugar, Festive Berries; Spun Sugar Distress Ink; Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Die-namics™ Eiffel Tower Die,  Tim Holtz® Celebration Words: Script Dies, Washi Tape- retired Stampin’ Up!


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a wonderful week and you will be able to join us for the #74 “Freshly Elegant” Challenge at The Card Concept!

12 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Julie....this is one amazing and gorgeous card! I love all your incredible details and your background is simply smashing! The gold word and Eiffel Tower are just the perfect finishing touches for your stunning card.

artful-notions said...

Miss Julie, yours is a work of art!!!! Definitely needs a frame!!!

nancy littrell said...

Love your pink smooshed background, splatters and gold elegant accents. TFS Julie and joining us at CAS Mix UP. Hugs...

Jo Manna said...

Simply stunning, the washi, the splatters and the gold accent. Beautiful cohesion, love it!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Your pink watercoloured background is so artsy and fun. Love all the gold embellishments. Gorgeous design, Julie! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

Such a wonderful watercolor background and I love how you've used the Washi tape to ground your gold tower and sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! I love this idea! The pink and gold look terrific together and the tiny gold Eiffel Tower is perfect!
Take Care!
Michele

sandie said...

This is fabulous Julie, I so missed those book ends! Love the mix of the gold with the pink and how you used the washi to ground the Eiffel Tower, so good to see you at Ink x

Marina said...

What a great design! I love what you've done with the washi and all the colourful splatters.Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Karen Davis said...

Stunning Julie! I love the splodgy background with the strips of washi and the Eiffel tower is fabulous!!

Vicki Finger said...

I have been waiting and waiting for the Eiffel Tower Die to come back in stock and it finally did and shipped yesterday. That mean I'll have it tomorrow. I might have to make another card for this challenge now because you card inspires me so much!

Yvonne Garner said...

This is a gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Inkspirational!

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