Monday, August 12, 2013

Trust in the Lord- A Scrap Card for Three Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I created this card for the Pals Paper Arts PPA167 Color Challenge along with a new challenge site for me, Word Art Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge #92 and the Stampin’ Royalty Challenge SR188 “It’s the Little Things” Challenge to use up small scraps (love being able to use up some of my scraps :-)).  

If you have not had the chance to drop in on any of these sites, I hope you will take the time to do so – again, wonderful inspiration!

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut a tag from Basic Black cardstock and the Large Scallop Framelit™ to cut the edges of two Whisper White scrap cardstock pieces.  Emboss the scalloped pieces using the Delicate Accents (Lace) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. 

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static the Basic Black cardstock tag, stamp the sentiment from Trust God using Classic White Craft Ink and emboss with the Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder.  Smudge a bit of White Craft Ink over the image using a Sponge Dauber. 

Use the AquaPainter™ to brush on Coastal Cabana Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Once dried, stamp the En Francais background stamp using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink and trim to size.  Adhere to a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then again onto Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.

Using a small scrap piece of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (DSP), cut in half and adhered to Coastal Cabana cardstock to create the vertical band for across the card. 

Adhere the two embossed lace paper pieces across the bottom of the card, add the DSP band across the center (you cannot see it but there is a gap under the tag since I used scraps- our little secret :-) )  and mount the black cardstock tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  In fact, if you ever took my cards apart, all of the background layers have been punched in the center to use for future projects and to lower the weight of the card- again, our little secret :-)  We laugh and say they are "holy cards"- lol!!

Create the paper bow from scraps of the same DSP as the vertical band (two large ovals rolled in half and secured to a small scrap strip of DSP, add the two banner points for the tails).  Add the paper bow to the top of the tag using Mini Glue Dots®.

Create the four rolled flowers from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (cut into the circle towards the center and roll up- see the Splitcoaststampers tutorial here) and cut the leaves from Pistachio Pudding cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch.   

Add the flowers and leaves to the bottom of the card and one to the center of the bow using Mini Glue Dots®.

Stamp the postage stamp image from Postage Due onto Whisper White cardstock using Coastal Cabana Classic Ink and cut out by hand.  Adhere to a scrap piece of Basic Black and free cut by hand around the image to create a small frame.  Use the Postage Stamp Punch to punch out a piece of Whisper White, adhere the stamp image and mount to the cardstock using Mini Glue Dots® and a Stampin’ Dimensional®.

Add the Pearls to the centers of the flowers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Trust God, Postage Due, En Francais 

Ink: Coastal Cabana, White Craft Ink

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Eastern Elegance DSP, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot™, Chalk Talk and Large Scallop Framelits™, Delicate Accents (Lace) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Punches- 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder, Postage Stamp, Large Oval, Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a marvelous Monday!!


Rae said...

Striking! I never would have thought to use the "chalkboard" against pastels but it really works! Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

Just a Thought... said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Angela McKay said...

Wow Julie! This is an absolutely beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing at Stampin' Royalty this week!!! Can't wait to see more of your work!

Georgeann Manning said...

wow!! fantastic!! Love everything about it! Thanks for playing our Stampin' Royalty Challenge this week!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julie! This card is absolutely STUNNING! This is actually my second visit to look at it (and drool a bit). It's just GORGEOUS, and in fact, one of my favorites this week. We have kinda stopped doing Top 3 on our blog, but this one deserves a prize! If you will email me (address on WAW blog), that would be great. I will announce a Top 3 this week in tomorrow's new post. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your delightful art with us and for playing along in our challenge. I really hope that you will join us again (and again and again and again). Your cards are just wonderful and it's SO nice to have you play along and share your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and I hope to see more of your art! Have a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

Mary Fish said...

Miss Julie . . . you are a woman to watch! Love the texture, beautiful flowers and the perfect way you balanced it all!

Jenny Engelke said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie! It makes it all the better that you made it from scraps! Love it!!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on your PPA pick too!

Mary said...

What a great mix of elements! Reminds us to step out of the box and mix things up. Love how they all just blend for a stunning look.

Stef Perry said...

Julie, your creations never cease to put me in awe of your talent! This is beautiful. Congratulations on being a PPA pick this week!

Terri Orr said...

This is such a beautiful and inspiring card in so many ways! Congrats on your PPA pick this week--so very deserving!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

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