Sunday, September 10, 2017

New Dream

Hi Friends!

This weekend, as I was watching the Hurricane Irma coverage on the Weather Channel and praying for Florida as well as the surrounding areas, I had a chance to play around in my stamping studio to create a few fun inky backgrounds.

I decided to turn this rainbow colored background into a quick Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media card for the CASology #265 "Education" Challenge as well as the TimeOut #91 CASEing Beverly Brown Challenge (I was inspired by the rainbow colors) and the Simon Says Wednesday “Stamp It”Challenge.  

I love the sentiment on this stamp and think it would be great for someone returning to college or trying something new in their life, don't you?

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). On a craft mat, swipe Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks, lightly spritz with water, lay a piece of watercolor paper onto the ink, shift a bit and lift up.  Add a bit more color as needed and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Add a bit of metallic color with Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Metallic Blueberry, Bubblegum and Gold Champagne.  Rub onto areas of the panel, smooth with your finger and sprtiz with water to allow the color to run. Dry with the heat tool and add a few more splashes of water to finish off the panel.

3).  Once the panel is thoroughly dried, de-static with an Embossing Buddy®, ink the New Dream Plain Jane image (closeout at Verve Stamps but image also available in the current Words of Wisdom stamp set) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto the panel.  Apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with a stitched rectangle die).

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock for the background to 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card front.

5). Add the sentiment panel with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: New Dream Plain Jane or Words of Wisdom (Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Inks- Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade; Faber-Castell® Gelatos™- Metallic Blueberry, Bubblegum, Gold Champagne

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!), Canson™ Watercolor

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Stitched Rectangle STAX Die (My Favorite Things™), Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a safe week!  I will continue to pray for all of you in Irma’s path as well as those affected by Harvey as well as all of the wildfires in California and the West Coast- hugs and God Bless!


Jacquie Southas said...

The rainbow background is perfect for this sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week, Julie!

Judy1223 said...

The colors are so beautiful, and that sentiment is so fabulous! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

Anna Uhras said...

Ahh!! Absolutely gorgeous colors!! Makes me happy!! Beautiful cards both of them!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology! Anna xo

Sherrie M. said...

What a GORGEOUS background Julie! Perfect backdrop for your quote. My sister lives in Frederick MD. What a fabulous city!
So glad you joined us at CASology this week.

Teresa Kline said...

hello! fun watercolored background...sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Shona Chambers said...

That rainbow background is simply delicious and beautifully put together. Love the simple black sentiment and the black/white frame really make those colours pop even more. I'm so very glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!!

Nonni said...

What a beautiful sentiment and your background looks magical... I love the blend of colors! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

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