Wednesday, June 27, 2018

TCC96- Cast Your Cares

Hi Friends!

It’s time for the #96 {Golden Table} Challenge at The Card Concept! FYI- This will be the last challenge for the summer and The Card Concept will resume in September. 

Isn’t this a gorgeous photo?  I was inspired by the beautiful blossoms in the coral hues as well as the gold silverware and the woodgrain to create a Classy and Elegant Mixed Media card! I decided to pull out the retired Blooming with Kindess Stampin’ Up! set and paired it with a new to me stamp set from Simply Stamps- Fear Not.

I tend to use heat embossing in almost every card I create.  I love watching the powder melt and love the elegant look it creates but I also love dry embossing.  This card has both types- see, I cannot make up my mind :-)

Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a suggestion 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).

If you have not had a chance to visit us 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). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the floral image from Blooming with Kindness with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Create a mask for the flower, mask the image (once the embossing powder has cooled) and repeat the steps for the other floral images.

2). Using distress inks and distress oxide ink, tap the inks onto a silicone craft mat and use a water brush to watercolor the flowers.  Continue to add color and use water-based markers for additional color as needed (see the recipe below for the colors used).  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, spritz a bit of water and pat dry with a paper towel.  Use a gold shimmer pen to add additional highlights and color. 

3). Die cut the floral image with a pierced tag die (also die cutting another tag from espresso cardstock).  Split the espresso tag in half and adhere behind the die cut floral tag.

4). Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and emboss with a woodgrain embossing folder.  Add a strip of espresso cardstock, wrap a piece of coral satin ribbon and a piece of knotted hemp twine over the strip (wrapping the ends of the ribbon and twine behind the panel).  Adhere the entire panel to a white card base.

5). Add the layered embossed tag element with dimensional foam to the card front.  Create a twine bow and mount onto the top of the tag along with an antique brad (I removed the brad points and adhered to the card with hot glue).

6). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from Fear Not with Versamark™ ink, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut the sentiment with a pierced circle die and mount onto a die cut circle of espresso cardstock.

7).  Finish off the card by adhering the sentiment to the card front using dimensional foam on the side to level with the tag element. 

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness (retired Stampin’ Up!), Fear Not (Simply Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Tim Holtz® Distress and Distress Oxide- Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick; Stampin’ Write Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Markers; Spectrum Noir™ Gold  Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, Our Daily Bread Designs Dies- Pierced Circles, Matting Circles; My Favorite Things™ Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Dies(retired); Embossing Buddy®, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Polished Hemp Twine, 7/8” Coral Satin Ribbon (Offray), retired Antique Brad (SU!)

Thanks again for taking the time to drop by! I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Golden Table} photo and link up to our gallery at TheCard Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!!


Michele K. Henderson said...

Julie, this is SO pretty! I love the tiny embossed gold details, and the sentiment is very touching. It's been a lot of fun being inspired by you this season! have a great summer!
Take care!

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Susan Powell said...

Julie, this is a stunner!

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