Sunday, October 21, 2012

CQC159 Always Thankful- A More Masculine Card

Hi Stampers!

What another wonderful fall week here on the East Coast!!  After a long week at work, I finally had a chance to spend some time creating a card for this week’s CQC159 ColourQ Challenge.  If you have not had the chance, check out the Design Team samples as well as the other entries- terrific examples of how one set of colors can be designed in so many different ways.

There are a lot of changes happening at my office (our company is relocating our office to a different state) and quite a few of us will not be making the long commute each day.  This week will be the last week for one co-worker- he is starting a new job next week and I struggled trying to locate a masculine card in my stash for him (I need to create more masculine cards)!!

I thought that this week's colors would be great for a masculine card so I chose to create a one to help fill in the gaps of my card "inventory" :-).

To create this card:

Using the “D” Acrylic Block, ink with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.  Mask the white areas around the block stamped image using a sticky note or cardstock and stamp the feather images within the block image using Only Orange, Tangerine Tango and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink.

Remove the masks and de-static the stamped images using the Embossing Buddy®.  Stamp the long feathers using Versamark™ ink and heat emboss with Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss® Embossing Powder. Trim around the edges cutting around the large feathers, attach the stamped sentiment below (layered onto an XL Oval Punch from Basic Black cardstock).  FYI- Originally I was trying to create a one layer card with this technique but I did I forgot to de-static the card when I stamped the sentiment, therefore I had to trim and layer- see now you know all of my secrets!! :-)

Close-Up of Collage (Acrylic Block Technique)
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a piece of Basic Black cardstock using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Ink the interior smooth edge of the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink and emboss a piece of Tangerine Tango Cardstock. 

Cut the Whisper White embossed piece with an Oval Framelit™ or Ovals Original™ Die and the Tangerine Tango embossed piece along the bottom edge with the Adorning Accents Edgelits™ Die (to mirror the oval in the sentiment and along the side).

Punch a circle from the scrap of the Tangerine Tango embossed panel using the 1 3/8” Circle Punch and assemble all of the panels onto a Whisper White cardstock layer (I split the Basic Black background layer for additional interest and added the strips of embossed Basic Black from the strip left from the "split").

Stamp Sets: Always Thankful, Soft As A Feather (both retired)

Ink: Versamark™, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, retired Pear Pizzazz and Only Orange

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade and Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Adorning Accents Framelits™ Die, Sizzix™ Ovals Framelits™,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Basic Black Embossing Powder, Acrylic Block ‘D’,  XL Ovals and 1 3/8” Circle Punches

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful week and find some time to relax and stamp!!

1 comment:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, love that background and the use of the feathers! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

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