Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SC662 Nothing is Worth More...

Hi Friends!

Woohoo- it’s time for the new SC662 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  I think that Diane created a very versatile sketch, don't you? 

 I hope you will find the time to check out the gallery and see what a great job by DT Sisters did with this sketch- amazing talent for sure!

I decided to create a masculine card for my stash and pulled out two retired sets from Stampin’ Up!- Angler and Summertime Afternoon and paired them with the current Timeless Textures stamp set. 

I love the art work in both of the retired sets and since all three of the stamp sets are over a year old (Angler dated 2004, Summer Afternoon dated 2012, Timeless Textures 2016), I am also linking to the Retro Rubber #71 “Anything Goes”Challenge as well.

If you have not had a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Gallery or the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge gallery yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Angler image with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, use an AquaPainter™ with Tim Holtz® Distress Inks to watercolor the image (I used neutrals and they are listed below).

2). Use a stitched oval die to die cut the image, mount onto a Basic Black oval die cut (cut with the same die, split in half to just show a tiny portion at the top and bottom).  Ink the Timeless Textures small splatter stamp with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and stamp onto the image (in the sand area).  Soften with the water brush and set the image aside.

3). Repeat the steps above for the fishing lure (fly) image from Angler and fussy-cut the image once it is completely dry.

4). Ink the sentiment from Summer Afternoon with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

5). Trim a piece of the retired Kraft Specialty Paper (I used the piece that had a woodgrain pattern already embossed in the paper), die cut a small circle from the area that will be hidden by the oval image (little tip to save paper :-)) and mount the entire woodgrain panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Trim and mount onto the white card base.

6). Die cut a larger circle from Basic Black cardstock.  Layer the woodgrain circle from the step above onto the black circle element, adhere to the sentiment.

7). Mount the layered oval focal image and sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.  Add the fishing lure image with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Angler, Summer Afternoon, Timeless Textures

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Basic; Versamark™; Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink- Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Vintage Tea, Walnut Stain

Paper: Extra Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black; retired SU! Kraft Specialty DSP

Accessories/Tools: AquaPainter™, Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Oval STAX Dies, Circle Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope you can find the time to come join us at Splitcoaststampers- we would love to see your artwork in our gallery!  Hugs and I hope all of you have a safe week, sweet friends!


Jan Clothier said...

What a superb masculine design! I am always in awe at the depth you achieve with your colouring - it is splendid! It looks great set against your woodgrained background. I'm so pleased to see you've joined us again at Retro Rubber, Julie.

Katy McGloin said...

A stunning masculine card, Julie! Love the vintage feel and the golden colors! The sketch was perfect for these images and you showcased them so well, especially the lures! I am ever so glad that you shared this lovely card with Retro Rubber. Always enjoy seeing your artistry in our gallery!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Well, this card is going to my Masculine Board on Pinterest, it's gorgeous, the colors and the layout really make this image stand out.
Beautifully done, lucky guy who gets this beauty.
Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Debbie Mageed said...

What a beautiful piece of art, Julie! Your coloring and attention to detail are incredible! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon.

Creative Lady said...

Wow, what a lovely masculine card! Love all the details and I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Jane Knudsen said...

Wowza Julie! This card is a stunner! That image is fantastic and then the neutral colors of the image and overall card really make this stand out! Thanks for joining at Retro Rubber!

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