Monday, January 14, 2013
Hi Again, Stampers!
I took some time to unwind this evening in my craft room to create a card and decided to use the colors from this week’s CQC171 ColourQ Challenge- if you have not had a chance to visit their site yet, take some time and check them out :-)!! Each week they provide such inspiration from their talented Design Team and all of the entries- love their site!
This week’s colors were somewhat masculine but I decided to go with a Vintage theme featuring one of my favorite subjects in stamps, bees. I am allergic to their sting but for some reason, my husband and I love the antique honey dishes and the bee images .
To create this card:
On Whisper White cardstock, use a sticky note to create a frame and with a Sponge Dauber, apply Daffodil Delight Classic Ink in a spiral motion.
Repeatedly stamp the bee image using Night of Navy Classic Ink and color the leaves with a Stampin’ Write Basic Gray and Crumb Cake marker. Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Crumb Cake marker to add a bit of distressing to the sponged image. Remove the sticky notes and trim the white edge and mount onto Basic Gray cardstock.
On a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Night of Navy marker to add a bit of interest to the background layer and emboss using the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss (ink the interior of the Lacy Brocade EF with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to give a bit of dimension).
Emboss a small piece of Night of Navy cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Layer a small piece of the 18” Scalloped Lace from new Artisan’s Embellishment kit behind the embossed Night of Navy strip- adhere to the Crumb Cake background layer.
Mount the entire background panel onto Basic Gray and add the 5/8” Basic Gray Satin Ribbon over the Night of Navy strip. Add the focal panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals and mount entire card onto the Whisper White card base.
Stamp the sentiment using Night of Navy Classic Ink onto Vellum- trim and create the banner points with the 1 3/8” Square Punch. Add to the card with Two-Way Glue and cover the interior points of the banner using pearls from the retired Pretties kit.
Stamp Sets: Nature’s Pace, Blessings from Heaven
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Stampin’ Write marker- Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade and Square Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Sponge Dauber, Color Spritzer Tool, 1 3/8” Square Punch, 18” Scalloped Lace (from Artisan Embellishments), Pearls (retired Pretties kit), 5/8” Basic Gray Satin Ribbon (retired)
Thanks again for your visit – I hope all of you have a wonderful week and are able to take some time to stamp and relax!