Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Again Stampers!

I created this CAS (Clean and Simple) card using this week’s ColourQ Challenge CQC59
( and the sketch challenge SSC178 from Stamping 411 with the Operators (  Don’t forget to visit their blogs and check out all of the wonderful samples created by their Design Teams as well as all of the beautiful entries. 

I thought of fall again with these gorgeous rich colors and since the Holiday Mini is coming to an end soon, I wanted to make another card with the French Foliage set.

I decided to use the emboss resist technique for the background on the focal image and dry emboss as the final step.

First stamp the medium leaf stamp using Versamark ink on a prepared piece of Whisper White (de-static with the Embossing Buddy to prepare before stamping).  Heat emboss with Clear EP and once it has cooled, use a Sponge Dauber and sponge More Mustard over the leaves and onto the white cardstock.  Gently wipe off the ink from the embossed images. 

With the small leaf image, repeat the same steps above and sponge Old Olive over the leaves and again over some of the white areas and over the More Mustard (leaving some of the More Mustard showing).

With the large leaf, repeat the same steps and sponge Pumpkin Pie over the leaves and other areas. 
Using a sponge dauber, sponge Rich Razzlebery over the images and center areas allowing some of the More Mustard, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie to remain.  Gently wipe off the ink from the embossed images.

Using the Big Shot with the Square Lattice EF, emboss the image and another piece of Whisper White. Layer the focal image onto Whisper White, trim and layer again onto Old Olive.

Attach the 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon over the embossed Whisper White layer, layer this entire piece onto Old Olive and again onto Rich Razzleberry.  Attach the focal image with Dimensionals or Glue Dots.

Color the sentiment with SU! Markers in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry, stamp onto Whisper White, trim and layer onto Old Olive.

Stamp Sets:  French Foliage, Seasonal Sentiments
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark     
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Embossing Buddy, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, our thoughts turn to those things in life that we are thankful for and you are definitely one of the items on my list!  Although we may not have had the chance meet in person yet, I feel that I know many of you already and am so thankful for your encouragement and inspiration!

I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and give all of your loved ones a hug and let them know how thankful you are for them!

Thanks again for visiting- have a blessed week!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful card and beautiful use of the colors, Julie! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge again this week!

Patti said...

This card is so pretty. The colorful image is striking layered on the white card stock.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

So rich and beautiful.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous!! I love the technique you used. Beautiful tecture too. Great job with the colors. Thanks for playing with us at the ColourQ!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Very pretty!!! I love how you stamped and embossed your image!!! Great job!!

Kerin said...

WOW, this is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the texture on the leaves!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on being the Color Queen this week! Your card is truly worthy of royalty! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is an absolutely amazing card! I saw it on colourQ and then when I clicked over and saw that you had instructions as to how to do it, I was absolutely thrilled. Congrats on being Queen!

gbarron56 said...

wow, Julie -- you've done it again girl -- this is amazing! Love the texture over the stamped images! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing -- blessings, Gretchen

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Julie! This is beautiful. I really love how you have dry-embossed (with my favourite embossing folder) the emboss-resist panel on your card. It looks fantastic!

Connie Babbert said...

WOW!!! This is stunning. What a fun technique!

Crystal said...

Julie, you have such a gift! You always do these amazing techniques that show off SU's fantastic colors - GREAT job! tfs

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