Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Luck of the Irish- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers!! 

Another busy week but what beautiful weather here on the East Coast!  We have had such a mild winter this year and this week’s weather has reminded us that spring has arrived!  

Even though I an half Irish, I do not normally create St. Patrick;'s Day cards but wanted to create a card using the CQC128 ColourQ Challenge colors (just a "wee bit late" for St. Patrick’s Day :-)).  I also decided to combine the colors with the Splitcoast Stampers SC374 Sketch Challenge- but left the sentiment off to add later (could be used as a Get Well, Thinking of You and possibly Sympathy card).  

Again, I hope you will take the time to visit both sites- the ColourQ Design Team has so many inspirational designs and of course, Splitcoast is a stamper's dream! 

To create the focal image, de-static a piece of Certainly Celery and Glorious Green  (retired) cardstock  with the Embossing Buddy®.  Stamp the floral image from Mixed Bunch using Versamark® ink , apply Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Once cooled, punch the flower from the Certainly Celery using the Blossom Punch and use the 5-Petal Punch on the Glorious Green image (for the leaves) and the 1" Circle Punch for the center.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Framleits™ Labels Collection and cut a piece of Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla.  Run the Wild Wasabi layer through the Big Shot™ and the Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and the Very Vanilla with the Snowburst Textured Impressions™ EF.   Punch out a circle of Going Gray with the 2 ½” Circle Punch and emboss as well with the Finial Press EF.

Mount onto a piece of Certainly Celery (embossed with the Finial Press folder – brayer Wild Wasabi onto the smooth side of the folder before embossing).

Layer per the sketch and add the Gray Satin Ribbon (from my stash) and Pearl to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch

Ink: Versamark™, Wild Wasabi

Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Wild Wasabi, Glorious Green (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Finial Press and Snowburst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Framelits™ Label Collection,  HeatTool, Stampin’ Emboss ® Silver Embossing Powder, Punches- Blossom, 5-Petal Flower, 2 ½” Circle, 1" Circle, Gray Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Pearl

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a fabulous week!  


Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Julie, I can say I love everything about this and that you are a master at embossing, both kinds! Thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ and sharing your cards.

Tracey McNeely said...

Julie this card is gorgeous! All of the textures and layers are just fantastic. This card says winner to me.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Julie, your card is just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing with the colourQ this week!

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