Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Postage Stamp Quilt- Another "Hybrid" and So Much Fun!!

Hi Stampers! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!

I loved this week’s spring color challenge at Pals Paper Arts and decided to create another card using My Digital Studio (MDS) along with traditional stamping/paper crafting methods- so another “hybrid” card.  I hope you are not getting tired of these- they are actually quite fun to make :-)
If you have not visited Pals Paper Arts yet, stop by- they have a wonderful Design Team and many other entries for the week- the variety and inspiration is amazing!!

To make this “hybrid” card:

Layer the stamp brush set in MDS and re-size the floral images from Everything Eleanor to fit within the 1” Square Punch.  Print out onto Whisper White cardstock along with the sentiment from Hugs & Wishes (a retired stamp set but current in MDS).   This is another thing I love about MDS- retired sets are still technically current when used in MDS- how great is that? :-)).

With the two extra flowers, carefully cut by hand (fussy cut) and apply a bit of re-positional glue to the back of the images ( I used Dotto™).   Adhere the cut image over the printed image to mask the flower and create a mask for the "stamp" area using a piece of scrap paper and the 1” Square Punch.  Hold this square mask over the masked floral image and use Sponge Daubers with Certainly Celery and Marina Mist Classic Ink to sponge over the flowers.  Lift the mask off the flower and carefully sponge a bit of ink over the flower as well (I also had to touch up the edges of the flowers when I lifted the mask with the Stampin’ Write marker in both colors).  Punch the floral images out using the 1" Square Punch and fill in the sides if needed with ink.  

Use the Postage Stamp Punch to punch out four “stamps” from Basic Black cardstock and adhere the floral images.   Using the Color Spritzer Tool with the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write marker, spritz the flowers. 

Apply Bashful Blue Classic Ink to the En Francais background stamp and with the Sponge Dauber, tap a bit of Marina Mist Classic Ink over the Bashful Blue inked area. Stamp the background image onto Bashful Blue cardstock.  

Adhere the floral postage stamp images onto the En Francais background and cut around to create the frame.  Mount onto Basic Black cardstock and again on to Marina Mist.   Add the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow along the side and mount the entire panel onto a Tea Lace Paper Doily. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock.  Use the Large Scallop Edgelit™ to cut two pieces of Whisper Whtie cardstock and emboss with the Delicate Accents (Lace) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Add the lace borders, and the strip of Bashful Blue (stamped above with En Francais with the Basic Black cardstock strip) to the background panel.  Adhere the focal image with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Punch out the sentiment using the Large Oval Punch and create a border from two pieces punched with the Large Oval Punch from Basic Black cardstock.  Add to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor, Hugs and Wishes (both MDS), En Francais

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write markers- Certainly Celery, Marina Mist

Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade and Delicate Designs (Lace)Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders,  Large Scallop Framelit™, Punches- 1” Square, Postage Stamp, Large Oval, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a great Wednesday!!


Cindy Hall said...

This is a perfect hybrid card, Julie! I love the design. The touch of black really makes the colors pop, and the layers of textures are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love that it's a hybrid card! The embossing, along with the doily and pearls say "perfection"! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

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