Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another Fall Birthday Card (and a New Challenge)

Hi Stampers! 

I needed to create some more Fall Birthday cards and decided to use the FM24 Friday MashUp Challenge along with the CS48TCreative Sketch Challenge (a new challenge site for me:-).  Again, both sites have wonderful inspiration for all- if you have the time, check them out!

The Friday MashUp Challenge is to create a Fall Card or create a card using Orange and Yellow, or "Mash It Up" and do both in one card. Although, Orange and Yellow are not normally the first colors that I gravitate towards, after working with them this past week, I will have to make an effort to use them more often:-).

Even though this card has flowers versus leaves, I believe that the fall colors remind me of a late summer/fall day in the garden and all of the items are Stampin' Up! with the exception of a piece of lace that I had in stock (from my sewing stash :-)).  

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ and emboss a piece of More Mustard  with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder ( I used a brayer and applied Tangerine Tango ink to the smooth side of the interior of the folder prior to embossing).  With a Sponge Dauber, apply Soft Suede ink on the edges and over the embossed images to “antique” the paper. 

On Very Vanilla cardstock, use Early Espresso Classic Ink to stamp the En Francais background stamp and the main floral image from Elements of Style.  Also, stamp the sentiment from Sincere Salutations with Early Espresso ink and a few flowers from the floral image onto another piece of Very Vanilla.  Emboss this piece with the Big Shot™ and the Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Use Stampin’ Write Markers in More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Cajun Craze (for the centers) to color the flowers.  Sponge the edges of all with Soft Suede ink and spritz using the Color Spritzer Tool and the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker. 

Mount the focal image layers onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock (carefully trim around the Designer Frame prior to mounting to the cardstock and trim the Pumpkin Pie to "frame"the die cut).  Sponge more Soft Suede ink to distress and tone down the brightness of the Pumpkin Pie. 

Spray each layer with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% alcohol- this does not show up in photo very well but the card looks "dazzling" in the light :-)).  

Layer the lace, focal images. ribbon, bow and add the pearls to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style, Sincere Salutations, En Francais
 Ink: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Stampin’ Write Markers- More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper and Designer Frames Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Color Spritzer Tool, Brayer, Pearls, 5/8” Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon (retired),  Lace (from my sewing stash)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful week stamping and creating!  


Kasey said...

Hi Julie, I love your vintage autumn card. Beautiful combination of techniques and colours.

Thanks for entering our challenge at the Friday Mashup this week.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Lisa said...

Very pretty card Julie! I love the embossing and the lace next to the ribbon is such a pretty touch. Wonderful job!

Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

I love how you turned this stamp set into fall colors! What a great vintage look. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

Kim P said...

This is seriously GORGEOUS!!! I feel a CAS coming on! Wow! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Oh how beautiful Julie!! Thanks for entering our Creative-Sketches challenge. You've done an wonderful job!!

Lesley Croghan said...

THIS IS STUNNNG! Wow Julie! I absolutely LOVE what you have done here! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week!

Holly said...

This is gorgeous I love how you used a set that you wouldn't think of for Fall. Great color combo for the yellow & orange. I like how you used the sketch and changed it up a bit. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Patti said...

Stunning. The colors are wonderful.

Sharon said...

I just love the creativity and total look of your card! How fabulous!
thank you for playing along with us @ CS

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