Wednesday, September 6, 2017

TCC77 Woodgrain Flowers

Hi Friends!!

We are so excited to be back with new challenges at The Card Concept!! We took a break over the summer and while it was nice to have a break, I am thrilled to be back as part of The Card Concept Design Team!

For our #77 “Weathered Floral” Challenge, we have a gorgeous inspiration photo- I absolutely love all of the texture from the wood doors, the woven bag and the beautiful flowers (don't you?) so I decided to create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.

I also incorporated The Flower Challenge #12 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment) and the Simon Monday “Stamp It!” Challenge into the design.

 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 as well as the entries at the other challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  For the background panel on the right, tap Tim Holtz® Distress Inks onto a craft mat, spritz lightly with water, press into a piece of coated white cardstock, lift up and continue to repeat the process with additional colors (I used pumice stone, hickory smoke and frayed burlap). I also used a layer of Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink, layered a stencil over all of the background and spritzed with water, once that had dried, used the same stencil and applied Nuvo™ Silver Embellishment Mousse.  Additional texture was added with hickory smoke distress ink using the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures (current Stampin’ Up!).  Quite a bit of layering (hard to see it all in the photo though, but I had fun)!

2). For the left hand background panel, I used a previously embossed piece of woodgrain designer paper, painted a layer of diluted white acrylic wash over the embossing to mimic the whitewash, dried with a heat tool and layered onto gray cardstock.

A close up of the background- right hand side
created with white cardstock
3). The flowers and leaves from the Bloom with Hope stamp set (retired Stampin’ Up!) along with the sentiment from the Scripture Collection 9 stamp set (current Our Daily Bread Designs) were stamped with archival black ink onto white cardstock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Once the embossing had cooled, the flower and leaves were watercolored with water-based markers, fussy-cut and once the ink had dried thoroughly, shimmer was applied to the petals with a clear glitter pen and white highlights were added with an extra fine paint pen.

4). The background pieces were layered onto gray cardstock and a piece of 1 ¼” gray grosgrain ribbon along with the white crochet lace was added (both from my stash) before mounting the entire panel onto the white card base.

5).The large floral blossom and sentiment were mounted with dimensional foam and the leaves were tucked behind the floral image.  Pearls were added to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Timeless Textures, Bloom with Hope (both Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Collection 9 (Our Daily Bread Designs)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink; Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap,  Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Frayed Burlap; Stampin’ Write Markers- Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron; Nuvo™ Silver Embellishment Mousse; Titanium White Acrylic Paint, Clear Glitter Pen, Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray; retired Well Worn DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, retired Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Memory Box™ Distressed Tula Designer Stencil, Sponge Dauber, Claritystamp™ Stencil Brush,  Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1 ¼” Dark Gray Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearls, White Crochet Lace

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope I have inspired you today and that you will be able to join us for the #77“Weathered Floral” Challenge at The Card Concept!


Glenda said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the "burnished" look of this card. Thanks for sharing!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so beautiful! Love all the texture and that fabulous lace. Just beautiful, Julie!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely stunning! I am so impressed at the depth of texture you achieved. I wanted to reach out and touch this card! I also really like the way you so perfectly combined rustic with floral elegance here. The lace was a clever textural element and the whole thing made me smile. Thank you for sharing such a lovely piece of art with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

TaeEun said...

An amazing take on the inspiration picture! Love the Shabby Chic look with so many lovely details!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Spectacular!!! Wonderful weathered look details.. lovely leafy green colors and background!!! Thanks so much for coming by my blog and the wonderful comments..

Kim Heggins said...

This is one amazing card...looks so real, your flower is just stunning against that weathered background!

Sudha said...

Pretty gorgeous. Love this.


Viv said...

Such a beautiful card and flower Julie, you are such a great card maker. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, this is gorgeous, and I love the flower and especially love the Scripture verse! Thank you so much for explaining all the details of how you've achieved this amazing look. Your cards are exquisite! Praying for you and DH! Hugs and love!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Julie! Love the pretty flower, the coloring... the fussy cutting! Nice background!

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