Saturday, September 30, 2017
SC664 His Love Endures Forever
I had so much fun with this week’s Splitcoaststampers' Sketch Challenge #SC664 that I created two cards using the same sketch!
For my first card, I modified the sketch a bit and put the oval toward the side as well as increased layer #2 to fit the sentiment. Also, the "faux" feathers were created by stamping the images onto vanilla cardstock, heat embossing, watercoloring and fussy-cuting for an additional embellishment with the metal brad.
In an effort to use some of my older stamps more frequently, I pulled out the long ago retired Stampin’ Up! Pheasant Thoughts stamp set (circa 2003) and paired it with the current Scripture Medley 3 stamp set (Verve Stamps).
I also incorporated the Simon Monday “Heavy Metal” Challenge (metal brad) along with the Alphabet Challenge “’O’ for Oval”Challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More #261 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers Sketch #SC664 Gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the Pheasant Thoughts main pheasant image and long feathers with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, stamp onto Very Vanilla 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 (I used Vintage Photo and Tea Dye) to watercolor the feathers and Ground Espresso and Walnut Stain for the main bird image.
2). Use the Big Shot™ with Oval Stitched Dies to die cut the pheasant image as well as an additional oval from Early Espresso cardstock. Split the Early Espresso oval in half and layer behind the die cut pheasant oval (allowing just a bit of the espresso cardstock to show).
3). Fussy cut the feathers and cut into the images to mimic real feathers.
4). Trim a piece of Early Espresso cardstock to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” for the card front, add the embossed layer of designer paper to the top half of the card front (embossed with a woodgrain folder-FYI, I had this piece in my stash already embossed and ready to go), add a piece of coordinating paper to the lower half (per the sketch).
5). De-static the lower portion of the designer paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps) with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
6). Add the strip of 5/8” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon and knotted Polished Hemp Twine to the card front (this covers the seam in the center).
7). Add the focal image oval with dimensional foam and mount the feathers along with the Antique Brad to the card front (FYI- I used hot glue to mount all of the elements on this card). Mount the entire card front onto the white card base.
8). Add a bit of Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain with a paint brush to the pheasant image to lighten some of the feathers around his face and chest.
9). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the pheasant as well as the fussy-cut “faux” feathers using a clear shimmer pen.
Stamp Sets: Pheasant Thoughts (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Basic; Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink- Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; TH Picket Fence Distress Stain, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Shimmer Pen
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Extra Thick Whisper White; retired Autumn Traditions DSP
Accessories/Tools: AquaPainter™, Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Oval STAX Dies, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Espresso Satin Ribbon, Polished Hemp Twine, Antique Brad
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 great weekend, sweet friends!