Thursday, April 25, 2019

He Is Risen #3



Hi Friends!

This is another Easter card that I designed using the cross image from the retired Easter Morn stamp set (Stampin’ Up!). 

 I chose this image since it reflects the true meaning of Easter.   "Believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" Acts 16:31a.  I am so thankful that I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1996 and know that I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  Alleluia- What a Savior!!

I have created several different card designs with the same main cross image.  I will be posting them throughout the week and if you are interested, here are the other posts so far-  

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) mixed media card for the Less Is More #393 "Subtle Colours" Challenge.


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed the images before using the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Use a score board to score lines on the front of the card panel at 1 ¼”, 1 ⅜”, 3 ⅛ “ and 3 ¼”.  It is a bit difficult to see the score lines in the photo but they are there :-)
  
4). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

5).  To finish off the card- use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.
Stamp Sets: Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool , Scoring Tool, Scoring Board, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!!   Hugs and I hope you can visit again soon!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

He Is Risen #2



Hi Friends!

This is another Easter card that I designed using the cross image from Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!) – if you are interested, another design using the same image was posted here and here. 


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed the images before using the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out all of the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Emboss the front panel with an embossing folder.

4). Emboss another panel of white cardstock using a lace embossing folder, cut the strips for the vertical layers of the sketch and mount onto white cardstock.  Use the remaining part of the embossed panel for the horizontal layer (also mounting it onto white cardstock). 

5).  Adhere the horizontal layer to the card front and add the vertical strips (using dimensional foam). 

6). Die cut a circle and a doily from white cardstock, layer and mount onto the front of the card base.

7). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

8).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool , Big Shot™, Harlequin and Lace Dynamic Embossing Folders, Circle Dies (retired SU!), Doily Die (Divinity Designs, LLC)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

He Is Risen


Hi Friends!

I hope all of you had a fabulous Easter Weekend and Resurrection Sunday!!  

I am still working on my goal of using stamps and products that I have already in my “collection” and created several Easter cards using the cross image from Easter Morn (a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set).

This card I paired with a sentiment from the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Crazy About You and am participating with a few online challenges- the sketch from CASE This Sketch #318 (Retro #218) Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday 04/17 Spring Mood Board Challenge (I was inspired by the multi colored flowers) and the Try It On Tuesday “Springtime” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed all of the images and used the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out all of the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Use a score board to score lines on the front panel – score at 1 ¼”, 1 ⅜”, 3”, 3 ⅛”. 

4). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

5).  De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the “Happy Easter” from Crazy About You with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Create the banner ends and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Easter Morn, Crazy About You (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Score Board, Scoring Tool, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool 

Thanks again for stopping by!!   I am planning on sharing a few more of the cards designed with the same cross image throughout the week- hopefully you will have a chance to visit again soon!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

TCC113 A Living Hope



Hi Friends!


Doesn’t this photo showcase Spring?  I love the colors of the flowers, the greenery  as well as the Easter theme.  

This weekend we will be celebrating Good Friday as well as Resurrection Sunday so  
I decided to focus on the real meaning of Easter and create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card!

The scripture verse used on this card (from the Stamp Simply set, Mercy) is a reminder that Christ has given us a living hope in His resurrection!  We have a living Savior- the Lord Jesus Christ offers the free gift of salvation to all who truly believe and put their faith and trust in Christ alone for forgiveness of their sins!  Alleluia, what a Savior!!




If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the floral image from Very Vintage (current Stampin’ Up! hostess) onto one piece and the verse sentiment from Mercy (Stamp Simply)  onto the other piece, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the flower images using water-based markers (the colors I used are listed below).  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, trim the floral panel into a rectangle and die cut the sentiment with a stitched circle die.

3). Using a water brush, apply Vintage Photo distress ink to the background of the floral image as well as the sentiment (I was inspired also by the wooden table in the photo for this step).  Mount the rectangle focal image onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.  Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a circle die and mount the sentiment.

4). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a rectangle stitched die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock.  Add the strip of designer paper to the bottom edge, add the white crochet trim and wrap a piece of 1” black satin ribbon over the top of the lace trim.

5). Mount the focal image using dimensional foam or chipboard.  Add the sentiment also with chipboard or foam.

6).  To finish off the card- add a few pearls to the corners of the background panel as well as the sentiment.  Use a  clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white highlights to the floral centers.

Stamp Sets:  Very Vintage (Stampin’ Up!), Mercy (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers-Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, retired Wild Wasabi, Green Gable, Wisteria Wonder; Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Stampin’ Up! Park Lane Designer Series Paper

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX, Stitched Circles, ODBD Dies- Circles; AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chipboard, White Crochet Lace, 1” Black Satin Ribbon

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  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).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Spring Celebration} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, April 29th at noon (EDT).

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

TCC112 Your Labor Is Not In Vain




Hi Friends!


Isn’t this photo gorgeous?  I love the colors of the flowers, the distressed wood as well as the wonderful foliage and decided to create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card!

This month has been a month of saying “good-bye” to two of our friends as they went home to be with the Lord.  I served with both of them on Sunday mornings on our finance committee and this verse was one of their favorites. 

 Both men were wonderful examples of serving the Lord with all of their heart and will be greatly missed.  It is such a comfort though to know that they had accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and we will see them again one day in heaven. 

I am confident that they both received a "Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant" from the Lord and I can only pray that I will be as faithful as they were in serving Him with all of my heart all of the days of my life here on earth.  


For the Retro Rubber Challenge, you need to use older stamps.  The Serve the Lord stamp set (retired Our Daily Bread Designs) is from 2011 and Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!) from 2014.  Also, it is difficult to see the shimmer on the flower petals, but trust me, they are sparkling  :-)

If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp three of the floral image from Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!) along with multiples of the branch image onto the panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the images using water-based markers (the colors I used are listed below).  Fussy cut the images and set aside.

3). On a piece of woodgrain designer paper (from the retired Adventure Abounds designer series Stack), use a stencil with a putty knife to apply crackle texture paste.  Once the paste has dried, apply distress stain to color the designer paper and create the background.  Distress the edges and mount onto a piece of black cardstock. 

4). Ink the sentiment from Serve the Lord (retired Our Daily Bread Designs) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, dilute a few of the colors of the distress stain and apply to the sentiment.  Trim the panel, distress the edges and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (I used a scrap piece of chipboard).  

5). Add a piece of white crocheted lace along with a piece of black seam binding to the card front (wrap the ends of the seam binding behind the panel).  Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

6).  Cut one of the fussy cut flowers in half.  Adhere the sentiment using dimensional foam and adhere the fussy-cut stems and flowers around the sentiment. 

7).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white highlights to the floral centers.

8). Add pearls to the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!), Serve the Lord (retired Our Daily Bread Designs)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers-Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, retired Gable Green, Lucky Limeade, Yo-Yo Yellow; Tim Holtz® Distress Stain- Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Stormy Sky; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Stampin’ Up! Adventure Abounds Designer Series Stack

Tools/Accessories:  Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chipboard, Distressing Tool, Wendy Vecchi™ Crackle Texture Paste, The Crafters Workshop™ Well Rounded Stencil, Palette Knife, White Crochet Lace, ½” Black Seam Binding, Pearls

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  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).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Cottage Florals} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, April 15th at noon (EST).

Friday, March 22, 2019

TCC111 God is Our Refuge


Hi Friends!

I apologize for the delay on posting my card, for some reason my internal calendar is “off” and I thought the challenge was next week, lol! 

This verse has been very comforting to me since the last few weeks have been very hectic in our household.  I am so thankful that "God is my refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble.  Therefore we will not fear."  Psalm 46:1-2.

In addition to multiple doctor appointments/chemo for my hubby, my sweet kitty, Angel had major surgery to remove a large tumor from her side.  I stayed up with her all night for several nights in a row (hubby took the day shift :-)) to make sure she does not try to clean the surgical area.  Angel is doing very well and will have the staples removed tomorrow (plus I can then remove her little T-shirt- I know she will be thrilled)!   She is my constant companion and we are praying that they were able to excise all of the tumor and it has not spread....

Well, enough excuses :-)  I absolutely love our inspiration photo for our he Card Concept #111 {ScatteredSeashells} Challenge and was inspired (of course)by the shells and the aqua background to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card.  


If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the small shell in the foreground, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Stamp the same shell image onto a piece of scrap paper, fussy-cut and place the mask over the stamped image.  Ink and stamp the next shell image using the same steps as above, create a mask and continue until the entire set of shells are stamped and embossed.

3). Use watercolor pencils along with water-based markers to color the images.

4). Ink the sentiment from Fear Not (Stamp Simply) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp unto the upper right area, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

5). Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of scrap chipboard before mounting onto the Soft Suede base panel.

6).  Draw the shoreline and a few stipple dots with a black Sharpie® and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the shells and sand.

Stamp Sets:  Stipple Shells (retired Stampin’ Up!), Fear Not (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers-Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, retired Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel; Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils- 39-Turquoise Blue, 54- Burnt Umber, 60- Burnt Yellow Ochre, 68- Blue Grey, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine Black Marker

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chipboard

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  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).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Scattered Seashells} photo and link up to our gallery at The CardConcept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, April 1st at noon (EST).

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