Saturday, June 2, 2018

Brotherly Love- Through the Trees


Hi Friends!

Woohoo! Welcome to the June Release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! This month has a wonderful selection of stamp sets for cards, Bible Art Journaling and more!! hope all of you are having a great week so far!



Today I am sharing a card using the new stamp set, Brotherly Love along with previously released sets, Through the Trees (NinaB Designs) and Long Stem Silhouettes.


I incorporated the CAS(E) This Sketch #274 Sketch Challenge (I elongated the sketch a bit and used a square vs circle for the central element :-)) into the design and am also linking to the Simon Monday “Masculine” Challenge as well as the As You See It #177 “Greeting for Guys” Challenge (the hat and jacket are a "weathered" blue but look more grey in the photo :-)).

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- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  Using archival black ink, stamp the images from Brotherly Love onto designer paper along with white and chocolate cardstock (I used a retired blue/woodgrain type of paper).  Stamp the bald head image along with the glasses and jacket/tie image onto white cardstock, the beard and moustache images onto chocolate cardstock and the hat along with the jacket/tie image onto the designer paper.  Fussy-cut all of the images and color the head image and sunglasses with water-based markers.

2). Paper piece the image of the man together with the pieces from step 1.

3). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the tree image from Through the Trees with archival black ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut with a square stitched die, mount onto espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.).

4). Die cut the woodgrain designer paper with a rounded stitched rectangle die, cut into two pieces horizontally, mount onto another die cut (using the same rounded stitched rectangle die) from espresso cardstock.

5). Using stitched rectangle dies, die cut a piece of white cardstock for the card front. and mount onto a larger piece of espresso cardstock (die cut with a slightly larger stitched die).  Position the pieces from step 4 and 3 onto the card front (do not adhere yet) to decide where to stamp the sentiment (per the sketch).  De-static the area with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Long Stem Silhouettes with an archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Mount the panel onto the die cut espresso card front and adhere to a white card base.

6). Mount the woodgrain rounded rectangle pieces directly onto the card front. Thread a piece of chocolate grosgrain ribbon through a pewter ribbon slide, add to the corner of the square tree image and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Add the pieced Brotherly Love image with dimensional foam (at the bottom) and directly onto the stitched square tree panel.

8). Use a glitter pen to add shimmer to his sunglasses to finish off the card.


Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Blush Blossom, Aleays Artichoke, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, retired Well Worn Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/ Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1 & 2, Stitched Square STAX, Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ½” Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Ribbon Slide

I had so much fun piecing this guy together! Without the beard, he could be my hubby (with hair under the hat- lol!).  Also, don't forget Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has a new stamp of the month- Texture Tiles 2, free with any $75 US order.  



Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and stop by again soon!

6 comments:

Kath Stewart said...

amazing card, love all the layers of stamping, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

Leigh Penner said...

Great take on the sketch!

Heather Cooper said...

What a fun stamp set! You can create an avatar or your guy with it! You've included all the elements of our collection with panache, Julie! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

Jan Clothier said...

That is one amazing stamp set, Julie! It's a bit like playing with paper dolls, only better. You've included all the elements of the recipe so seamlessly. It's a fantastic card. Thank you for joining us again at The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

What a fun bunch of elements you tossed around here to come up with your cool masculine card, Julie! Jan is right, it's like paper dolls! Thanks for sharing it with us at As You See it!

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