Sunday, May 20, 2012

Two Cards- One Color Challenge!

Hi Stampers!

It has been another extremely busy week!  One of the reasons I have not been able to post as frequently to my blog is that I am currently on two Design Teams for Spliptcoaststampers- the Creative Crew (highlighting SU! products) and just announced this week, the Dirty Dozen!!  I am so honored to have been chosen for both of these teams!  

The Fan Club Gallery at Splitcoaststampers is one of the benefits you receive if you are a Fan Club member (you do not have to be a member to enjoy the resources but let me tell you, I have been a member for years and the Fan Club Gallery has so much to offer)!  Along with the current "Dirty Girls" I created six projects for the May gallery "Life is like a Box of Chocolates" - chocolate colors, chocolate, etc.  Come check out these exclusive to SCS Fan Club Members only designs out!! 

Today, I decided to spend some time today relaxing and creating cards for some of my favorite weekly challenges along with a few for the Creative Crew (stop back after June 1st to see the Creative Crew cards:-)).  

 I combined this week’s wonderful CQC137ColourQ colors and while I had the colors out, created two cards- the first card utilizes the heat emboss technique for the HSSTC118 Heat Emboss Challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the second card incorporates the SC302 Sketch Challenge from Splitcoaststampers

To create the first card:

Stamp the floral image using Basic Gray on Whisper White cardstock and color with the Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write markers.  Use the Versamarker™ to go over the flowers and leaves, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat using the Heat Tool.

With a Sponge Dauber, apply Tempting Turquoise for the sky, add the 5/8” Basic Gray Satin bow and sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Herb Expressions (to be retired June 1st), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Versamarker™,  Stampin’ Write Markers- Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber, Modern Label and Word Window Punch, Pearls, 5/8” Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (retired)

To create the second card, using sticky notes mask off an area on Whisper White cardstock.  Apply Wisteria Wonder and Tempting Turquoise ink with Sponge Daubers.  Stamp the floral spray image with Basic Gray, trim and mount onto Basic Gray cardstock. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade DSP (lightly sand both pieces with the Sanding Block). 

Mount the layers per the sketch (the Wisteria Wonder was a scrap piece that I had previously embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Add the 5/8” Organza Ribbon bow and sentiment panel to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style, Blessings from Heaven

Ink: Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder; Designer Series Paper- Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Finial Press and Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Sanding Block, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, 5/8” Organza Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by to visit- it is such an encouragement to me! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you find some time to stamp!


Sabrina said...

Your first card is absolutely stinning!! Gorgeous! Amazing! I love it.

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful!!! Love your emboss reist- WOW- just Gorgeous!!! Love the color combo!! Perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane
Congrats on your two design teams!!!

Kara said...

Beautiful cards!! So glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Julie, congrats on your design teams, I know you will enjoy them! Your cards are always beautiful and well designed displaying so many lovely techniques! Always glad you join us at the ColourQ.

inkypinkies said...

That is a stunning card with loads of detail, and you always make the best bows! And congrats on the design teams, you are a true artist Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Krista said...

I love the idea of using the versamarker for embossing to add highlights. What a beautiful effect. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Jen said...

These are so beautiful! Congrats on becoming a member of the Dirty Dozen.

ebeth9267 said...

Stunning and gorgeous! I love how the flowers visually pop off the card--that's so cool. Thanks for being a part of Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Smiles, Elizabeth

Bobbie said...

Fabulous! Those flowers on your first card are amazing. I don't know if I have the patience... So happy you joined us at HSS this week.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh! Both are gorgeous! Didn't you love that color combo??? I love the sanding that you did as well, very cool! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Pat Jandacek said...

Congratulations, Julie, on being elected to TWO design teams on Splitcoaststampers! They know talent when they see it. :) Your cards are beautiful.

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