Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team Try-Out!

Hi Stampers! 

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! 


Krista said...

I'm glad you decided to throw your "name in the ring" at Hand Stamped Sentiments!! This is a great card and I love all of the layers and the detail. Thanks again for joining us and good luck! :)

Anonymous said...


I love all the layers and colors. Thank you for your submission for Hand Stamped Sentiments design team try outs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie, This card is just gorgeous. I love all the layers and the colours you used. You have such destinctive decorative style, and I love it. Thanks for sharing. HL

Cindy said...

Julie, I have never posted a comment on a blog, but I wanted to wish you luck on your try-out. You are my favorite designer! Out of all the blogs I subscribe to, if I had to cut it down to one, yours would be it. Love, love, LOVE your work! Again, good luck and thanks for sharing your talent!

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh Ladies, you have greatly honored and humbled me with your comments. I am so thankful that you are in my life- you have made my week! Cyber "hugs" to all of you! :-))

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