Wednesday, April 4, 2018
TCC90 The Lord Directs His Steps
Woohoo! It’s time for the new #90 Sweet Treat Challenge at The Card Concept! Look at those gorgeous cupcakes- the flowers look so real, don’t they?
I was inspired by the bright spring colors of berry, yellow ad blue as well as the pretty flowers to create a Mixed Media card.
Don't be frightened of Mixed Media- usually it is a card using two different inks and/or mediums (in this case archival ink, distress inks and markers, white paint pen, glitter pen) plus other mediums (I used heat embossing and stenciling on this card).
Since I add heat embossing to almost every one of my cards lately, they all qualify as Mixed Media :-)
Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (or you can combine several styles for your own style).
I am also linking this card to the Hand Stamped Sentiments #286 Sketch Challenge, the Double “D” “Twine” Challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays #196 "Spring Fever" Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team cards at The Card Concept or visit the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the floral image from Rhododendron (Technique Tuesday) with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, color the flowers with distress inks, markers and other water-based markers (colors noted in card recipe below). Add a few highlights to the flower centers with an extra fine white paint marker. Fussy-cut and set aside.
2). Stamp the verse sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps) with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of berry cardstock.
3). For the panels on the background, die cut various rectangles from yellow and white cardstock (dies are listed below), layer onto berry cardstock, add the hemp twine strands (wrapping the ends behind the panel) before mounting onto the white card base.
4). Add the sentiment panel and the fussy cut floral image with dimensional foam to the card front.
5). Use a stencil with a stencil brush to add distress ink over all the panels.
6). Adhere the hemp twine bow with button. Add pearls to the corner of the sentiment and upper right-hand corner of the card.
7). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flowers to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Rhododendron (Technique Tuesday), Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn; Tim Holtz® Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Zig© Clean Real Color Markers- Light Pink, Green; SU! Markers- Blush Blossom, Berry Burst; Spectrum Noir® Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst; retired So Saffron and Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 1 & 2, Horizontal Stitched Strips STAX, Stitched Square STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Claritystamps™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box™ Heartwood Stencil, Polished Hemp Twine, retired SU! Button, Pearls
Thanks again for stopping by! I had fun designing this card and hope you will have a chance to come play along with us at The Card Concept!!