Friday, October 20, 2017

F4A400 Blessed Beyond Measure

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  This card was designed for the Splitcoaststampers F4A40 “Bon Appetit!” Challenge in honor of October 20- International Chefs Day (challenge details and gallery).

I tend to bake more than cook (at least during the holidays) and wanted to ink up the retired Stampin’ Up! Perfect Mix stamp set.  I am determined to use my retired stamps more often, so I thought that the "Bon Appetit!" Challenge would be the perfect one to give the Perfect Mix stamp set some "love" :-)

I paired it with the "brand new to me" So Blessed Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday and incorporated the Atlantic Hearts #234 Sketch Challenge into the design.


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

To create this card:

1). Arrange the Perfect Mix baking utensil images onto a clear acrylic block and stamp repeatedly onto a piece of retired Poppy Parade cardstock using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink.  Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

2). Ink the images from the Perfect Mix stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Color the images with Stampin’ Write Markers- Dapper Denim and Poppy Parade.  Use an AquaPainter™ to dilute some of the marker ink to give more dimension (I scribble the ink onto a silicone craft mat and dilute with the water brush).  Use a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen to add shimmer to the batter and some of the handles.  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, fussy-cut each image.

3). Using Very Vanilla along with the MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX Die, die cut one panels for the sketch and die cut another panel a bit smaller size from a piece of Graphic45 Home Sweet Home 6x6 paper.  Mount both onto Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the edges.

4). Cut another of the smaller stitched rectangles from Very Vanilla cardstock, de-static with an Embossing Buddy® stamp the sentiment “Blessed” from the So Blessed stamp set (Technique Tuesday®) with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Mount onto Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Add a strip of 3/8” Red and Black Gingham Ribbon, wrapping the edges behind the panel.  Adhere the triple bow of 3/8” Red and Black Gingham (FYI- I used Hot Glue to adhere the bow).

5). Layer the panels per the sketch onto the card front.  Add ½ of the Paper Doily to the back of the sentiment panel and mount the panel onto the card front with dimensional foam .  Add the baking utensil items (using dimensional foam, when needed). 

6). Ink the sentiment from So Blessed with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock, apply Winter White embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Trim the sentiment and create the fish tail banner ends (I used the retired Hexagon Punch but they can be created by hand or with a square punch).  Finish off the card by mounting the fussy-cut baking utensil items onto the card (using dimensional foam as needed).

Stamp Sets: Perfect Mix (retired Stampin’ Up!), So Blessed (current set from Technique Tuesday®)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Black Onyx; Stampin’ Write Markers- Poppy Parade, Dapper Denim; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Dapper Denim, retired Poppy Parade; Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 6x6 Paper
Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 3/8” Red and Black Gingham Ribbon


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- if you have the time, come play along with us at the Free For All Challenges   Hugs and have a great week!

10 comments:

PJ said...

You're card is a baker's delight.. Absolutely fantastic. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your card...if you're looking for another challenge the Color My Heart Color Dare does a weekly color challenge. Thanks for the other suggestions in your blog.

Helen Gullett said...

Julie, it is so very sweet. I love the bowl and measuring spoons :) The sentiment is lovely.

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love love your card
so vibrant
so lovely stamp you have used
and great using our color combo
great interpretation
Many thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this time.
Hugs, Monika

Christine said...

Julie,
This is gorgeous! The colors and layers are so vibrant and give such a warm, fall kitchen-y feel. The sentiment is wonderful with the darling baking images! Thank you so much for using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch so beautifully.
Blessings,
Christine
DT Member

Patty said...

I love this card, the images and papers look perfect with your sentiment and you did a fantastic job following the sketch. Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

Patty Albertson said...

I love your card! It's so bright and cheerful! Thanks for joining us over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!. Patty A - DT Member

Lisa said...

This is quite awesome! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

Sue Reynolds said...

Creative card...love all the baking images...soon will be in the kitchen with all these. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this past week.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a fun card, Julie. I love the doily peeking out, and the wonderful sentiment. Thank you so much for stopping by to share with us. I appreciate it SO much!
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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