Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team Try-Out!
One of my favorite challenge blogs, Hand Stamped Sentiments is having a Design Team "Try-Out " and I wanted to create a card to throw my name “into the ring”!
As most of you who regularly visit my blog know, I started my blog approximately 1 1/2 years ago and love to participate in weekly challenges! I have been a Guest Designer on several of my favorite challenge blogs- The Paper Players, Friday Mash Up, A La Card Monkey, Sunny Challenges and Creations and recently have been named to the May-August Creative Crew on Splitcoast Stampers, but I would like to be a regular member of a weekly Design Team :-)
I love the variety of challenges that Hand Stamped Sentiments provides each week- I have some tough competition, wish me luck! :-)
I decided to create a Vintage Style card with Distressing (since this style comes very easy to me) and I had not had a chance to ink up my bird stamp, Young Vermillion yet. I love to watch birds and most likely will not have an opportunity to see a Vermillion in real life (since it appears as though their normal habitat is in South America and Southern Mexico) so I researched online to check their coloring.
This stamp appears to be a young female Vermillion but I decided to use the colors of a male.
To create this card:
Stamp the bird image with Versamark™ ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, color the image with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils then apply a bit of water with the Aqua Painter.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Designer Oval Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to create the embossed frame around the bird image. Stamp the background stamp from French Foliage using Crumb Cake ink, tear around the edges and distress by hand. Apply Crumb Cake ink with a Sponge Dauber to “antique”.
Ink the smooth interior of the Vintage Textured Impressions™Embossing Folder with Soft Suede Classic Ink and emboss a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Also emboss a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP and lightly sand with the Sanding Block.
Layer the pieces, add the Victoria Lace Trim, add the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon bow, sentiment and pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Young Vermillion, Blessings from Heaven, French Foliage
Ink: Versamark™, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper and Designer Oval Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, XL Oval Punch, Pearls, 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired), Sponge Dauber, Sanding Block, Victoria Lace Trim, Distressing Tool
Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you like this card – I had a great time creating it!