Friday, May 27, 2011

Everyday Miracle- Two Challenges!

Hi Stampers! 
I love the PP48 sketch from The Paper Players ( and decided to use the CC324 colors from the Splitcoast Stampers (see the gallery here). 

Again, weekly challenges keep me motivated and this week’s Design Team samples at The Paper Players is a perfect example of how many different interpretations can be created by different stampers.  All of their designs are terrific- if you have time, stop by their site and check out all of the ideas! 

To create this card:

De-static a piece of Whisper White with the Embossing Buddy. Ink the Medallion background stamp first with Versamark ink, then ink with Baja Breeze.  Using a Sponge Dauber, randomly apply Perfect Plum over the Baja Breeze.   Apply Clear EP and heat emboss with the Heat Gun. 

Use a Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and rub gently over the embossed areas and fill in the rest of the Whisper White portion of the card.  With another Sponge Dauber, apply Early Espresso ink over the detailed areas of the Medallion in the center.  Gently rub off the ink from the embossed areas with a dampened paper towel.  

Trim around the center circle of the Medallion and once the circle is removed, apply a piece of Baja Breeze DSP (previously embossed with the Square Lattice EF and lightly sanded).   Use the Big Shot and emboss the entire panel with the Framed Tulips EF and lightly sponge Early Espresso over the embossing to highlight the tulips.  Attach the crochet trim along the edges of the Baja Breeze DSP layer.

De-static a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock and ink the butterfly image first with Versamark and then Soft Suede.  Heat emboss with Clear EP, trim close to the edge and set aside.  

Stamp another piece of Baja Breeze with the butterfly image and punch out with the 1 ¾” circle punch.   Emboss this piece with the Square Lattice EF, mount the embossed butterfly (lining up the antennae) and attach the pearls. 

Punch a piece of Soft Suede (previously embossed with the Square Lattice EF) with the 2 3/8” Scallop Punch and cut in half.  Layer behind the circle piece from the Medallion and mount onto the card front using Dimensionals and add the pearl to the center.

Mount the butterfly with Dimensionals in the lower left corner of the circle (covering up the gap in the Scallop layer).

Stamp the sentiment with Perfect Plum ink onto Whisper White and punch out using the Medium Oval Punch.  Lightly sponge Soft Suede over the Whisper White to tone down the white and “huff” on the center of the Medallion stamp and press the oval over the center area (to give a faint impression of the Medallion image).  Mount onto the card front using Dimensionals. 

Mount the card front onto a layer of Baja Breeze and Soft Suede to finish off the card. Lightly spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with alcohol).

Stamp Sets:  Medallion, Strength and Hope, Peace Within
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum, Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Framed Tulips EF, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Clear EP, Sponge Daubers, Punches: 1 3/4” Circle, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle and Medium Oval, Victoria Crochet Trim, Pearls, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spray

Thanks again for stopping- I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

1 comment:

Jill Coleman said...

Julie - that card is just gorgeous!

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