Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Card Concept #26- A New Design Team and Anniversary Challenge :-)

 Hi Stampers!!

Woohoo!!  This is my first card as part of the Design Team at The Card Concept and the  #26 Challenge is their One Year Anniversary Celebration!  

I will be designing under the new "Mixed Media" category (along with the talented Yoonsun Hur) and am thrilled to be part of this wonderful Design Team! 

In case you are not familiar with the challenge, The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (see here for the style descriptions).

I loved the romantic feel of the inspiration photo and used the colors and flowers images to inspire the creation of my card :-)    I hope you have a chance to check out The Card Concept Challenge  site- choose a style and join in on the fun!!

To create this card:

Apply Gesso to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and allow it to dry (you can use the Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).

Once dried, apply Gelatos™ (Bubble Gum, Guava and Bubble Gum) to the background, add water and use your finger to smooth onto the background.
Ink the Notable Notions script stamp using Jet Black Stāz-On® Ink and randomly stamp over the background. 

Use a honeycomb stencil with a palette knife to apply Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste to the background.  

Allow the texture paste to dry-  use a Mini Mister to apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Festive Berries, Pickled Raspberry Worn Lipstick Distress Inks over the texture paste.

Once the background panel is dry, adhere a portion of a paper doily to the upper right hand corner.

Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

Create the rolled flowers using Blushing Bride and Marina Mist cardstock (use Scallop Circle Punches- One from Marina Mist using the 2 ⅜” Scallop Circle Punch, Two using Blushing Bride cardstock using the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch and Two from Blushing Bride and Marina Mist using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch).  

Hand cut a spiral from the outside edge of each scallop circle toward the center of the cardstock, scrunch the cardstock to break up the fibers and hand roll the flowers and adhere to the center of each scallop (I used Hot Glue to hold the flowers together)- here is a basic tutorial from Splitcoaststampers :-)

Create the leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Wild Wasabi cardstock, crease in the center of each leave to mimic veins.  

Adhere the leaves behind the flowers and mount the flowers onto the card front (I used Hot Glue to attach the flowers as well as the leaves).

Using your finger, lightly apply Gesso to the flowers and add a bit of distressing.

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, trim and create the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.

Add the sentiment to the card front.  Adhere the Pearls to the corners of the card as well as the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Occasional Quotes (hostess set), Notable Notions

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Jet Black Stāz-On® Ink , Gelatos™ -Bubble Gum, Guava and Bubble Gum , Ranger® Tim Holtz® Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks 

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Accessories: Gesso, Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Punches- Hexagon, Bird Builder, Scallop Circle- 2 ⅜” , 1 ¾” , 1 ¼”; Paper Doily, Pearls, Palette Knife, Honeycomb Stencil (not sure of manufacturer)


Angela said...

Julie, it is so great to see your gorgeous work at TCC and welcome to the design team!

laurie said...

Awesome card...I love how you created this,so fun to read your post!

Great to be on the DT with you!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the fabulous texture. Welcome to the TCC design team!

Kristie Goulet said...

I admire you for your gorgeous art work here. I cannot create cards like this but am amazed at those who can. So great to be designing with you at TCC!!!

Geri said...

Welcome to the team Julie! It's a fun group and a fun concept!

Your card is amazing! You truly are blessed with a natural talent for balancing color, texture, & elements! Love the sentiment that you used! Can hardly wait to see more of your creations :)

Lea Lawson said...

Very artsy & beautiful!!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is such a gorgeous, artistic take on the challenge, Julie! I love your unique style! Thrilled to have you on the team!

LauraJane:) said...

Thank you for the details of how you created this masterpiece! Great to have you as part of TCC team.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Julie, your card is masterpiece!! I so very love working with you under the 'Mixed Media' category!!! God bless you all :D xoxo

Tracey McNeely said...

Julie welcome to the Card Concept, we are so thrilled to have you as one of our new Mixed Media Designers! A gorgeous card to kick it off!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the backgroud, the colours, the texture, everything! Cathy x

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