Sunday, May 6, 2018

Birds & Blooms- Thoughts of You



Hi Friends!

I had a chance this past week to create a few cards with Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  This quick mixed media card features the previously released stamp sets, Birds & Blooms, Long Stem Silhouettes and Texture Tiles I.

I have mentioned before that my husband and I love to watch birds, so I wanted to create another card with the Birds & Blooms stamp set and thought this set would be perfect for the Hand Stamped Sentiments #HSS288 “Inspiration Photo”Challenge ( I was inspired by the photo in the lower left) using the Match The Sketch #227 Sketch Challenge (I flipped the sketch) for the layout.   

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- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, de-static the cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the blossom branch image from Birds & Blooms with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the images using ink from water-based markers.  Watercolor the background as well and add a bit of splatter with the splatter image from Texture Tiles I.  Mount the panel onto a piece of black cardstock (die cut with the next largest rectangle die) and adhere directly to a piece of white cardstock, trim and mount onto the black card front.

3). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink bird image from Birds & Blooms with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with ink from water-based markers and fussy-cut the image.

4). Mount the fussy-cur bird image with dimensional foam. Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the feathers and an Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen to add a highlight to the bird’s eye.

5). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes using Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, cut the sentiment apart and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Finish off the card with a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Versamark™, Zig® Clean Real Color Markers- Lt. Pink, Green, Brown, Lt. Blue; Stampin’  Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral; Nuvo™ Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Extra Fine Sharpie® White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Dies Set 1 & 2, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! Hugs and I hope you have a chance to visit again soon!

4 comments:

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh, this is so lovely, Julie! I love the watercolor with the white embossing! This is an absolute perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! You knocked it out!!!! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

Jaimie Babarczy said...

Wow your card looks great!! I’m so impressed with all your water coloring!! And the words pop so well embossed in white on black. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Debbie Mageed said...

Love this beautiful card! Your watercoloring is fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you will join us again soon.

Fanny said...

Gar nicht so einfach gewesen, den Sketch umzusetzen oder? Aber dir ist es super gelungen :-) Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Match the Sketch und viel Glück, Fanny

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