Wednesday, November 8, 2017
SC670 Harvest Blessings
It’s Wednesday and time again for the #670 sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Diane is our sketch artist this week and I love the versatile sketch she has created for our challenge, don’t you?
You can create a clean and simple card or add additional embellishments to dress it up, whatever your heart desires :-)
In my continuing effort to make sure I am using all of my stamps (especially my neglected retired ones) I decided to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card using the retired Stained Glass and Harvest Blessings stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!
I also incorporated the Simon Monday “Thanks/Thanksgiving” Challenge and the Double D “Feeling Fallish” Challenge (I was inspired by the colors) along with a few other Splitcoaststampers’ challenges (which are mainly “personal” challenges such as Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge BVC17-to create a card with Scripture and memorize the verse; the USEIT2017 Challenge- use your unloved or uninked stamps and supplies; and the All Occasion Card Challenge- create and link up your occasion cards for the month) into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- such wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the stained glass image with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto a prepared piece of Whisper White cardstock (use an embossing powder tool first to prepare the paper), apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with markers and use a water brush to blend. FYI- I used various Stampin’ Write Markers along with Tim Holtz® Distress Markers (colors are listed below). Fussy-cut the image and cut into thirds (per the sketch). Mount each panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and trim close to the edge.
3). Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock 4” x 4” for the card front. Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”, de-static with a powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Harvest Blessings with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
4). Once the embossing has cooled, add the strip of 1/8” black satin ribbon and mount the panel onto the black card front. Mount the entire card front onto the 4 ¼” square white card base.
5). Mount the stained glass stamped panels using dimensional foam and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the edges of the stained glass image as well as the pumpkin.
6). Add a looped 1/8” black satin ribbon bow with the button to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Stained Glass, Harvest Blessings (both retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, TH Distress Markers- Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Clear EP, Heat Tool, retired SU! button, ⅛” Black Satin Ribbon (from my stash), AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- if you have time, come join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a blessed week, sweet friends!