Monday, June 18, 2018
Clean and Simple- Special Blend
I hope all of you are having a fun June so far! I have been busy organizing my stamping area lately - sometimes I can get so caught up in the process that I lose track of time. A bit like stamping, but if I do not make the organization a priority at time, I will not be able to find anything- lol!!
I did take some time out ot create a few cards and today I am sharing a quick card designed with the previously released stamp set, Special Blend from I love all of the fun images and sentiments in this set, don’t you? Perfect for coffee cards, encouragement, friendship, birthday and so many other occasions!
For this card, I decided to keep it Clean and Simple (CAS) and decided to incorporate the following challenges into the design: CAS Colours and Sketches #276 Sketch Challenge and the CASOLOGY #304 Pearl Challenge (it is hard to see in the photo but the striped background paper has a pearlized finish as well as the pearls in the corners of the sentiment).
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the / yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Using archival black ink, stamp the cup and sentiment images from Special Blendonto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, color the cup image with water-based markers and fussy-cut.
3). Using a piece of pre-embossed designer paper, sponge distress ink over the non-embossed areas to create the striped background. Trim and mount onto black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.
4). Add the sentiment panel directly to the card front and mount the cup image with dimensional foam.
5). Use a glitter pen to add shimmer to cup image and add a few pearls to the corners of the sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Special Blend ()
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1 Dies, Sponge Dauber, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope all of you have a great week and stop by again soon!