Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My 300th Post and Happy 100th Challenge to the Paper Players- Two In One!!

Hi Stampers!                           
Wow- I have been busy with work and with stamping (I promise :-)) the last few weeks!! 

I am stamping but since I am currently on the two Design Teams for Splitcoaststampers (the SU! Creative Crew and the Dirty Dozen), I can only share those creations at certain times. 

Once a month, the SU! Creative Crew gallery goes live to the public as well as the Dirty Dozen Fan Club Gallery. I can post the cards that I create for the SU! Creative Crew to my blog at the same time as the gallery goes live (check back at the first of the month :-))   but the cards for the Dirty Dozen Fan Club are posted to an exclusive gallery that you can only see if you are a Splitcoaststampers (SCS) Fan Club Member.
How do you become a SCS Fan Club Member? You do not have to be a member to access their website but for only $25.00 per year, you can become one- these dues go towards the extensive IT fees, servers, etc. that it takes to maintain a site as large as SCS plus as a Fan Club Member you have additional "perks" like the Fan Club Gallery.  I do not know about you, but I have been visiting SCS for years and the resource forum alone is worth the fee not to mention all of the inspiration!  I do not get any commission or anything for saying this :-)- I am just one of their biggest fans!! 

Enough said about where I have been…. today I wanted to post my 300th post and play along with this week’s PP100 Challenge at The Paper Players!  This week celebrates The Paper Players  100th challenge and in addition to a blog hop with blog candy, they are inviting you to play along with one of your favorites from their past 99 challenges (with the exception of their “Anything Goes” challenges).

I opened the link to the past challenges and wrote them all down in my stamping notebook…..told you I love their challenges:-)    I decided to choose one of my favorite color combination challenges and combine it with another one of their challenges that I had missed before -a "Two for One"…

I chose the PP46 Color Challenge of Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso and combined it with their PP83 Masculine Challenge....

Here is the original card that I had submitted for the PP46 Challenge (thanks again, Ladies, for choosing this card for the "Headliner" for the PP46 Challenge):   

and here is my card using the PP46 Colors for the PP100 Challenge in addition to the PP83 Masculine Challenge- I told you- "Two for One" is my theme today :-)): 

When I first saw the set, Postage Due, I knew that it would be at the top of my list and I also loved the new set, Clockworks so I decided to combine the two and create an “antique looking” collage effect.. "Two in One" :-)  This may look complicated but it is very simple to do...

To create this card:

With the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of Wellworn DSP (retired)- lightly sand the DSP to allow the white core to show. 

On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the Postage Due background image using Early Espresso ink.   Tear the edges, distress with the Distressing Tool and use a Sponge Dauber to lightly apply Crumb Cake ink over the image and on the edges to “antique” the paper.  Add Early Espresso sparingly to give the edges a "burnt" look.

Close-up of Distressing 
Stamp the background stamp from Clockworks using Not Quite Navy on Whisper White and “antique” in the same manner above.

Heat emboss the clock image on Whisper White using Versamark™ ink and Stampin’ Emboss Gold Powder (don’t forget to de-static with the Embossing Buddy®- yea! he is back!!).  Assemble the clock layers, add the Parisian stamp from the Postage Due set, the sentiment and the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Postage Due, Clockworks, Teeny Tiny Wishes

 Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Versamark™

Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Wellworn DSP (retired)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Gold Embossing Powder, Punches- Postage Stamp, Word Window, Modern Label, 1 ¼” Circle, 1/16” Handheld,  Antique Brass Hardware Brad (retired) , Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Sanding Block

Thanks again for stopping by for my 300th post!  All of your visits are so encouraging to me and I do read each and every comment!! I hope all is well with you and your families and that you are finding some time to stamp and create treasures of your own- God Bless!


Cindy said...

Oh Happy Day! A new post from Julie! :) I've been on the fence about the "Postage Due" set. But if it's one of your favorites, it's sure to become one of my favorites!LOVE all your cards-this latest is no exception!

Lesley said...

Wow, love that wonderful new bike set and you have created a masterpiece with it Julie! It is wonderful! Thank you for celebrating our 100th challenge with us at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I, too, am in love the with Postage Due set! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Julie - AWESOME. I love the combination of both of these sets. I really wasn't sure what to do with them - although I was really attracted to them both. Now, I think I might just have to add them to my order!
So glad you played along with our 300th challenge and we really appreciate you playing so regularly.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, both of your cards are stunning! You always add the most beautiful details to your projects! All I can say is WOW! So glad you played along or the 100th challenge! Big hugs! :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Loooove this card!! Congrats on the 300th post and Congrats on being the Headliner this week at Paper Players!! WOW!! You ROCK!!


H2 :) said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Congratulations on being chosen as Headliner for the 100th Challenge. :)

lotte chew said...

Gorgeous cards !! Congrats!!

Lili said...

I love your card Julie, and every single detail on it!
Congrats on being the Headliner at the Paper Players. Very well deserved.

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