Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Farewell to Three Favorites!

Hi Stampers! 

I love this week’s CCMC155 sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! Connie and Mary and their Design Team has done a fabulous job (as always) and if you have time, you will be truly inspired!  

I decided to use the colors from the CC327 Splitcoast Stampers Challenge- Vanilla, Chocolate, Olives and incorporate three of the soon to be retired sets into one card-  Sense of Time, Simple Friendship and Bella Toile (reminder- the last day to order these sets will be June 30th).   
This was a fun card to make- I hope you like it! :-)

To create this card:

Stamp the Bella Toile background stamp with Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla and Old Olive.  Tear the Very Vanilla layer and distress the edges of both piece and sponge with Chocolate Chip ink.

Stamp the clock image in Chocolate Chip onto Very Vanilla.  Cut out the clock image and re-moisten the ink on Bella Toile ("huff" on the surface) and place the clock image onto the background stamp.  Distress the edges of the clock with the Distressing Tool and sponge with Chocolate Chip ink.

Stamp the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla and punch out with the Modern Label Punch (press the sentiment into the re-moistened background stamp as described above).  Sponge Chocolate Chip ink over the edges to “antique” the image and tone down the Very Vanilla.

Angle showing the clear embossed areas
Lay the clock image and the sentiment face down into the Versamark ink pad to cover the entire piece with ink.  Apply Clear Embossing powder to both pieces and use the Heat Gun to melt the powder.  

Layer a piece of Chocolate Chip (punched from the Modern Label Punch) behind the sentiment and add a pearl on the exposed end. 

Use the Decorative Label XL Punch to punch out two Chocolate Chip pieces  and emboss with the Square Lattice EF (these were punched from my scrap stash and were already embossed).  The layer with the Pinking Hearts border was also from my scraps- already punched, embossed with the texture plate and sprayed with Shimmer Paint (again, love my scraps! :-)).

Assemble the background layers and spray with Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% alcohol).  Attach the clock image and sentiment after spraying the background  (I have found that the Shimmer Paint does not dry very well over the powder embossing).
Create the bow with Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired) and an Antique Brad to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Bella Toile, Sense of Time, Simple Friendship
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Clear EP, Heat Gun,  Punches- Pinking Hearts Border, Decorative Label XL, Modern Label, Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Sponge Dauber, Antique Brad, 1” Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!  You are all such an encouragement to me and even though we have not met in person, I feel that you are "true friends"!  Have fun stamping and God Bless!

1 comment:

Pat Jandacek said...

Hi, Julie - I'm new to your blog. Spent (too many) hours last night going through your wonderful entries. Am thrilled to discover you share the same hobby as I do! Aunt Pat

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