Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Another Fall Birthday Card (and a New Challenge)
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!