Sunday, November 4, 2012

Joyful Hearts Meeting- Nov 2012

Hi Stampers!               
Between the hurricane, internet and power outages and work, I have been busy creating my 26 swap cards for our quarterly Joyful Hearts demonstrator meeting that my lovely upline, Cindy Fodor held today.  She is just the best upline possible and this meeting included her family serving us a wonderful dinner (turkey, beef, veggies, desserts-all of the food was fabulous and so fresh since it is from their farm)!!  Thank you Cindy and family for such a grand evening of fun!!

This card is fairly simple to create:

Stamp the Ex Libris background stamp using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Color the flowers, vines and borders with the Aqua Painter using More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink (be careful not to use too much water or the Early Espresso ink may run).

Stamp the medium flower image from Everything Eleanor using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Again, using the Aqua Painter, watercolor with More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy ink- once dry, add a second layer of ink on some of the areas for dimension.

On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment (with Early Espresso Classic Ink). Cut out the sentiment using the Big Shot™ with the Apothecary Accents Framelits™ Die- lightly sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake marker to add additional distressing.
Close-up of Watercolor Background 

Also with the Apothecary Accents Framelits™ Die and the Big Shot™, cut the label from Bravo Burgundy cardstock. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss the watercolored Ex Libris background panel as well as the Bravo Burgundy label die cut.

Assemble the background panel onto Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke cardstock.  Add the embossed label and stamped sentiment along with the flowers along the side.

Attach the ½” Always Artichoke Seam Binding double bow and pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Ex Libris, Everything Eleanor, Blessings from Heaven

 Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake marker  

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits™ , Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber, Color Spritzer Tool, ½” Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by!!  I had a great time making this card for all of my fellow demonstrator “friends” that truly bless my life!

I hope all of you are doing well and have a wonderful week creating and stamping!

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