Sunday, October 15, 2017
Today I am sharing a card that I designed using two stamp sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- So Grateful and Tree Background.
I am having fun playing with the 2017 Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenges and this card was created for the FF17StampmommaA “Abundant Blessings” Challenge.
I also incorporated the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #123 Challenge (flipped the sketch), the Tic-Tac-Toe #019 Challenge (far right column - Autumn, Layers, Geometric Shapes), the Crop Stop October Challenge- Link Party #33 (thanks Esther for the comment and recommendation :-)) and the Word Art Wednesday #304-#305 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Tap wild honey distress oxide ink onto a craft mat, lightly spritz with water and press a piece of vanilla cardstock into the ink, lift up and dry with a heat tool. Repeat the process with spiced marmalade oxide ink, then again with worn lipstick oxide ink until you are satisfied with the ink coverage.
2). Once the oxide ink background has dried thoroughly, de-static with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Tree Background image onto the panel with ground espresso distress ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Spritz the panel with water, carefully dry again and use a paint brush with diluted espresso distress ink to add a bit of splatter.
3). Using the Big Shot™ with a pierced tag die, die cut the panel. Ink the sentiment from So Grateful with ground espresso distress ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.
4). Trim a piece of vanilla cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with a script embossing folder and mount onto espresso cardstock.
5). Trim pieces of designer series paper to approx.. 2 ¼” x 4 ¾”, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge. Adhere to the embossed background panel (per the sketch- I flipped the sketch over).
6). Add the die cut focal image tag a bit to the right center of the card with dimensional foam and adhere the polished hemp twine over the panel (wrapping the ends behind the panel).
7). Mount the layered card front panel to a piece of tangerine cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.
8). Add the polished hemp twine bow with the wood button (I used hot glue to adhere to the card front). Add a few dew drops with Nuvo™ Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops to finish off the card.
Ink/Mediums: Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick; Tim Holtz® Ground Espresso Distress Ink; Nuvo™ Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango; misc. designer series paper (from my stash-not sure of manufacturer)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Pierced Jumbo Tag STAX Dies; Tim Holtz® Sizzix™ French Script Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Polished Hemp Twine, Wooden Button
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week!