Monday, April 15, 2013

Chalkboard with a Flourish- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Again Stampers! 

Wow- this may be a first for me (three posts in one day :))!  I wanted to create a card using the CQC184 ColourQ Challenge along with the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC247 Sketch Challenge.  Again, if you have the time, check out both sites for wonderful inspiration!
To create this card:

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Basic Black  cardstock and stamp the image from Flowering Flourishes using Versamark™ ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® White  Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool.   

Once cooled, softly sponge White Craft ink over the image to give the appearance of erased chalk, color over the embossing with SU! Metallic Pencils and add shadows with the White Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencil.
Use the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch on a piece of Going Grey DSP to create the border in the sketch and adhere to the back of the panel.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Vellum  with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and adhere to the Blushing Bride layer using Two-Way Glue.

Mount the embossed Blushing Bride layer onto Basic Black cardstock and add the focal image with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Create the rolled flowers using the 1 1/4” and 7/8” Scallop Circle Punches (just punch the scallops out of the Blushing Bride and Whisper White cardstock, cut wavy spirals using Paper Snips along the edges and spiraling towards the center, roll from the outside towards the center and adhere to the small piece of cardstock in the middle) - see the Splitcoaststampers’ tutorial here.

Add the Vellum sentiment banner and Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, Kind & Caring Thoughts (retired Hostess set)

Ink: Versamark™, Basic Black, Craft White

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Going Grey DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Punches- 7/8” Scallop Circle, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 1” Square (for banner points; Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White  Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls, Sponge, Stampin’ Up! Metallic Pencils (retired), Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencil- White

Thanks again for visiting- have a great evening!!


Margaret Raburn said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Great technique and it looks really pretty with this stamp set! Love the sweet little flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Lisa Young said...

Julie, this is so very, very lovely! I love this technique and the soft, feminine card you created with it. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Mary Brown said...

Oh Julie...this is just STUNNING! I would have never thought of pairing up the blackboard technique with Blushing Bride but it is just perfect! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Debbie Henderson said...

Very rich and elegant card. The black looks lovely against the stamped images and the flowers are so cute! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Julie, I love how you used these colors! thanks as always for playing with us at the colourQ.

Deb said...

Wow!!! This is stunning! What a fabulous technique! So many beautiful details! Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love the contrast of the light and dark colors! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

Wowzers! I bet this is even MORE gorgeous in person...I like the thought of the embossed vellum on the Blushing Bride layer! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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