Thursday, November 21, 2019

Winds of Change


Hi Friends!!

This evening I am sharing a card that I designed using two Stampin’ Up! stamp sets- Winds of Change (in the current catalog) and retired Harvest Blessings. 

In an effort to ink up stamps I already own, I have had this new stamp set, Winds of Change for several months and this is the first time I have had a chance to ink it up.  The sentiment from Harvest Blessings has not seen ink in a while as well. 

This card was a birthday card for my sister-in-law who loves tulips and I thought that the Color My Heart Color Dare #368 “Horn of Plenty Colors” Challenge (orange, green, red, yellow) would be perfect for her November birthday.

I am also used the Splitcoaststampers SC774 Sketch Challenge for the layout and incorporated The House That StampsBuilt N1319 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (diagonal – watercolor, designer paper, button) and Word Art Wednesday #414-#415 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.

 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card- Ink the main focal image of the windmill image with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink onto white cardstock and on another white cardstock panel, stamp the individual tulip image and sentiment. 

Apply clear embossing powder to all of the images, heat set with a heat gun and watercolor the tulips and main image using water-based markers. 

Die cut the main image with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Fussy cut the tulip image and trim the sentiment into a banner.  Adhere a split banner of black cardstock behind the sentiment. 

The background panels were cut from designer paper (retired hostess sets from Stampin’ Up! from years ago) and they were embossed with a plaid embossing folder before mounting onto black cardstock.

Wrap a piece of 1” black satin ribbon over the designer series panel, wrap the ends behind the panel.  Add the strip of lace, wrapping the ends behind the panel before mounting the panel onto a white card base.

Mount the main focal image onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard), add the fussy cut tulips and banner using dimensional foam.  Add the orange button (I used a strip of black cardstock to mimic thread).

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the tulip petals to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Winds of Change, Harvest Blessings (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Lemon Line Twist, Old Olive; Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Hostess Level I Paper Pack (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle A2 Dies Set 1, Sizzix™ Plaid Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™. Hexagon Punch, 1” Black Satin Ribbon, White Flat Lace, Tangerine Button

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a great week!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TCC124 Christmas Bauble



Hi Friends!


This beautiful photo of ornaments reminded me of the retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas Bauble a la carte  stamp that was in the SU! catalog in 2014.

Since I am still trying to limit my spending and use the stamps that I already own, I paired this ornament stamp with the sentiment from the retired Bells & Boughs set (also SU!). 

I was inspired by the different shades of blue, teal and aqua as well as the patterns on the ornaments and silver accents to create a Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card.

I decided to use the Splitcoaststampers SC251 Sketch Challenge for the layout (FYI-their sketch challenges never expire and this one is from May 2010).  I have made it a personal goal to try eventually to do all their sketches (they have over 770+ right now and I have completed possibly a third so far, lol)! 

I am also linking to the Addicted to Stamps and More #368 Holiday Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #414-#415 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Retro Rubber BlogChallenge #124 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (diagonal- metallics, die cut /punch and twine- I used silver cord, hope that qualifies as twine :-))-Bells & Boughs is from 2010 and Christmas Bauble is from 2014. 

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:

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

Use water-based markers and distress oxide inks to watercolor the ornament, layering color as needed.  Once the colors are to your satisfaction, apply Frost White Shimmer Paint over several areas on the ornament area and Platinum on the silver areas.

Fussy cut the ornament and add dimensional foam (or chipboard) behind the image, set aside.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of Island Indigo cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment with Versamark™ ink, apply silver embossing powder, heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto Island Indigo cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Die cut the designer papers with stitched square dies, mount onto Island Indigo cardstock, trimming close to the edge.

Mount the designer paper layers onto the card front per the sketch (I split the Pool Party layer in half), then mount the sentiment layer with dimensional foam (or chipboard). 

Add the ornament with dimensional foam, looping the silver cord in the top and wrapping the ends of the silver cord behind the panel.

Mount the entire panel onto the front of a white card base.

Punch the leaves from silver foil using a leaf punch, adhere behind the ornament.

To finish off the card, use an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the ornament and a few rhinestones to the corners.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Bauble, Bells & Boughs  (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz™ Distress Oxide- Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn; Stampin’ Write Markers- Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo; Frost White and Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Silver Foil; retired Winter Frost designer series paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, Dies- My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1,  Stitched Square STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Clear and Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Cord, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop !by  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Ornate Ornaments}  photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, December 2nd at noon, EST.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving




Hi Friends!!

Today I am sharing a very easy card using the Impression Obsessions Wheelbarrow stamp for the main image and the Stampin’ Up! Day of Thanks stamp set for the sentiment.


 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!

This was a simple card to make- stamp the main focal image of the barn/wheelbarrow with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat gun and watercolor using water-based markers and pencils. 

Once you are satisfied with the coloring, use a heat tool to thoroughly dry the panel.  De-static the panel, stamp the sentiment across the image with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto cajun cardstock. 

To finish off the card, mount the entire card front onto a white card base.

Quick and easy, plus no additional postage required to mail!

Stamp Sets: Wheelbarrow (Impression Obsession), Day of Thanks (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Smoky Slate, Lemon Line Twist, Old Olive, Soft Suede; Watercolor and Water Soluble Graphite Pencils

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso. Cajun Craze (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle A2 Dies Set 1, Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a blessed week!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Give Thanks to the Lord


Hi Friends!!

Tonight, I am sharing another card designed with the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Countryside and retired Verve Stamps Scripture Medley 3.

This card was created for my Nephew's 19th Birthday- I hope the glittery numbers are not too feminine, lol! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful nephew- he is a godly young man and we are so proud of him!!

I am participating with the Double D “Neutral Fall” Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the colors as well as the truck image on the pillow) along with the Word Art Wednesday#412#413 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the AAA Birthday Challenge Game #7 "Include a Number". 

 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!

This was a simple card to make- stamp and heat emboss the image of the truck onto white cardstock, watercolor with neutral markers, die cut and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.

Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment onto kraft cardstock, stencil the background with a chevron stencil, die cut with a rectangle stitched die and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.

Die cut the numbers from black cardstock, layer several together to create dimension and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer.

Add the diamond shape brads before mounting the background panel onto a white card base.

Add the truck image and numbers with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Countryside (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 3 (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Early Espresso; Tim Holtz™ Vintage Photo Distress Oxide; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

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

Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle A2 Dies Set 1 & 2, Number Dies (retired Sizzix); Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Square Black Brads (from my stash), Memory Box Modern Chic Chevron Stencil, Sponge Dauber

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed week and Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Seasonal Shelves- Give Thanks



Hi Friends!!

This morning I am sharing a card designed with the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Seasonal Shelves.  This set from 1999 (wow, 20 years old!) and I also used some older metallic papers that I have had for at least 10 years- love using my stash!


 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Emboss sheets of light copper metallic cardstock with three different embossing folders (I used three Stampin’ Up! folders- Quilt Top, Square Lattice and Tin Tile).  Trim onto ¾” wide strips and mount onto black cardstock.

Mount onto a piece of the light copper metallic cardstock, trim and mount onto black cardstock.  Adhere the entire panel onto the front of a white card base.

Ink the Seasonal Shelves image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with water-based markers in neutral tones.  Fussy cut the frame, mount onto black cardstock and fussy cut around the edges. 

Mount onto light copper metallic cardstock, trim and mount onto black cardstock.

Mount the entire focal image panel onto the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard).

Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen on the wreath  and an extra fine white paint pen for highlights on the hanging dried flowers.

Stamp Sets: Seasonal Shelves (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Early Espresso; Tim Holtz™ Vintage Photo Distress Oxide; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black (both Stampin’ Up!), Light Copper Metallic Paper (not sure of manufacturer)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Sizzix™ Textured Impressions Embossing Folder- Quilt Top, Tin Tile 3-D, Square Lattice; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gather Together and Give Thanks




Hi Friends!!

This evening I am sharing another card that I designed using the remainder of the emboss resist panel from my previous post.

For this card, I am using the Sketch Saturday #588 Sketch for the layout and am also linking to the Sunday Stamps #217 "Autumn Richness" Color Challenge, Simon Says Work It Wednesday October “Autumn& Gratitude” Challenge and the Retro Rubber #123 “Anything Goes” Challenge (French Foliage is several years old and Painted Harvest is over a year old).  

 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and mount onto a white card base.

Trim three pieces of designer paper to approx.. 1 ½ “ x 3”, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Use a piercing tool to create holes to insert the copper brads.  Adhere the panel directly to the card front.

After creating the heat embossed resist panel with the French Foliage stamp set (I used distress oxide inks, clear embossing powder, masked the images as I stamped additional leaves, applied additional ink over the embossed leaves), stamp the script stamp and cancelled stamp image from French Foliage with repeatedly with Versafine™ Onyx Black over the emboss resist panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut the circle (for the card in the previous post) and a rectangle for this card  using stitched dies.  Mount the stitched rectangle die cut onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

Fussy-cut a few of the leaves from the scraps and adhere to the corner with a copper clip. 

Mount the entire panel onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the panel.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment with Versafine™ ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Trim the sentiment panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  

To finish off the card, mount the sentiment layer onto the card front (directly to the emboss resist panel and use dimensional foam on the far right hand side).

Stamp Sets: French Foliage (retired Stampin' Up!), Painted Harvest (current Stampin' Up!)

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Designer Series Paper (Autumn Meadow, Autumn Traditions)- Stampin’ Up!, misc purple designer paper

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz™ Distress Oxide- Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen 

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Autumn Meadows and Autumn Traditions designer series paper, misc purple dsp

Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle A2 Set 1 STAX,  Sponge Daubers, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Copper Brads, Copper Clip

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful week/ weekend!
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