Sunday, July 21, 2013

PPA164- Three Cards from One Terrific Sketch :-)

Hi Stampers! 

What a wonderful weekend so far!!   Yesterday we held our Ladies Ministry Card Making class and had a fabulous time- I will post the cards and instructions later this evening or early Monday (depending on my internet connection during our stormy or threatening of stormy weather :-)).  

In the meantime, I wanted to create a card using this week’s PPA164 sketch at Pals Paper Arts (love their sketches) but once I started, I ended up creating three separate cards with the same sketch- I love it when that happens!!! 

Again, if you have not already visited the Pals Paper Arts site, I urge you to take the time to do so- not only are the Design Team samples fabulous but they also have a wonderful gallery of the entries using this sketch.

To create card #1- Sunflower Sympathy:

Stamp the Sunflower background stamp using So Saffron Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut into strips for the sketch.   Carefully cut part of the Whisper White cardstock away from the petals on the ends of the strips and bend the ends upwards.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Layer the trimmed Sunflower strips, cut to size and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from Love & Sympathy onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 3/8” Circle Punch.  Layer two 1 3/8” Circles from Basic Gray cardstock behind the sentiment to create a frame.

Layer the So Saffron cardstock to the card base, add the Basic Gray cardstock layer, the Designer Series Paper (from the Eastern Elegance series) and add the focal image layer along with the sentiment.

Add the Pearls to the corner and sentiment to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Sunflower (background), Love & Sympathy

Ink: So Saffron, Basic Gray

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Eastern Elegance DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Pretty Prints Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  1 3/8” Circle Punch, Pearls

To create the second card- Masculine Thank You (already gave this card to a man who does so much for others and we are so blessed to have him in our lives...)

With the Big Shot™ and the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, ink the smooth interior of the folder lightly using Early Espresso Classic ink and emboss a piece os Sahara Sand and Soft Suede cardstock.  Gently distress the edges using the Distressing Tool and sponge Early Espresso Classic Ink over the edges to “antique or age” the cardstock.

Cut the Soho Subway Designer Series Paper into strips and distress the edges with the Distressing Tool.  Tear the outside edge by hand and sponge Early Espresso Classic Ink over the edges, again, to further “age” the paper.

Mount the cardstock strips to the Sahara Sand Woodgrain layer, add the three Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware brads and mount onto the Soft Suede Woodgrain layer- add this panel to your card base.

Stamp the clock from Clockworks (I used a previously printed and cut out clock from MDS that I had on hand)- color the brass areas with the Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write marker and lightly age the clock face using a Sponge Dauber with Sahara Sand Classic Ink.  Add a few highlights with the White Gel Pen and sponge Early Espresso over the Summer Starfruit areas to “antique” the clock.

Add the Gold Trim (retired years ago) as a clock chain along with the sentiment to finish off the card.     

Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Stampin’ Write Markers- Summer Starfuit

Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede,  Soho Subway Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folder, Sponge Daubers, Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Gold Twine (retired)

To create the third card- Trust in The Lord Musical Medley 

Use the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Modern Medley Designer Series Paper(DSP). 

Mount this layer onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and again onto Basic Black.

Cut the strips from the musical note paper from the Modern Medley DSP and adhere to the card per the sketch.

Stamp the verse from Trust God using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, punch out with the  1 3/8” Circle Punch and add the additional 1 3/8” Circles from Basic Black and Very Vanilla behind the sentiment to create the frame. 

Use the Big Shot with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut the frame out of Basic Black, add the sentiment and 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow.

Add to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals™ and add the Pearls to finish off the card. Quick and easy- again, I love the simplicity of this sketch!!

Stamp Sets: Trust God

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Lacy Brocade (retired) Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits™, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by!  If you have the time, let me know which card you prefer- my husband and I have differing opinions so you can help us solve our discussion :-))

Have a wonderful day and I will be posting the Ladies Card Ministry directions soon (I promise)-  God Bless!


Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, man, those are three gorgeous cards and all so different! I love how you used the Sunflower petals for the banner tails, so clever. The Soho Subway with the clock and the music notes are both great cards too. Thanks for sharing all three with the Pals Paper Arts this week!

Angie K. said...

Beautiful cards!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow!, Wow! and Wow! All three cards are beautiful works of art. You have amazing design talent! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Kerry Willard Bray said...

Three very different and very beautiful cards! Thanks for playing with us at PPA!

Cassie said...

I had to click over from SCS. Could you tell me more about your Ladies Card Ministry? Thanks!

Linda Callahan said...

A amazing!,,.....the Soho subway card is much to look at! Love it!

LeAnne said...

Wow, you have been a busy stamper! Congrats on your PP win! I just LOVE that sunflower!

Mary Fish said...

Marvelous job x 3! You are a master of shabby chic and congrats on being a PPA Pick!

Maggie Mata said...

Rock on! I love your cards. Congratulations for being a PPA pick! You have inspired me to get the big flower now. =)

Mary said...

Your interpretation of the sketch is fantastic - love all three cards but the centre one is my favourite. So clever how you made the flags.

Cynthia said...

My favorite card is the sunflower. I have the sunflower stamp and I have used it many, many times and I am still in love with it!! I love how versatile the sketch is,AMAZING!!! Thanks!!

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