Wednesday, February 7, 2018
SC683 God Is My Salvation
It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Cathy is our #SC683 sketch designer this week and she has designed a wonderful sketch that can be interpreted in so many ways!
I decided to create a Clean and Layered Mixed Media card using Floral Greetings and Our Refuge at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. I love the beautiful floral designs in the Floral Greetings stamp set (designed by Graciellie Designs) and the fonts on the verses in Our Refuge are gorgeous!
I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers CC673 Color Challenge , the As You Like It “Fav Way to Add Stitching and Why?” Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge.
I love using stitched dies on my cards to add "faux" stitching but occasionally actually stitch on my cards as well (with a dedicated sewing machine). What is your favorite way?
If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). De-static two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool. On one panel, stamp the floral spray image twice from Floral Greetings with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp the verse from Our Refuge onto the other.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the verse with a stitched banner die. Die cut another banner with the same die using black cardstock, split the black banner in half and layer behind the verse.
3). Using water-based markers, watercolor the floral images and fussy cut (cutting away some of the foliage).
4). Using a stencil brush and tumbled glass distress ink, apply ink with the Heartwood stencil. Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere the entire panel onto the white card base.
5). Mount the layered verse onto the card front and the flowers with dimensional foam.
6). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and use an extra white paint pen to add highlights to the flower centers.
7). Add pearls to finish off the card.
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi; Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail Banner STAX Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memory Box Heartwood Stencil, AquaPainter™, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to visit! If you have a chance, we would love for you to join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a great week, sweet friends!