Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Card Concept #28- Thinking of You Mixed Media Easel Card

Hi Stampers!!

I had a great time creating this Mixed Media card for The Card Concept #28 Romantic Roses Challenge using the gorgeous photo for inspiration.  I was inspired by the neutral colors of the roses along with the wooden box :-)

Side view of easel card fold 
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. 

I hope you will have a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team projects and create your own project to join in on the fun!

To create this easel card:

The background is a combination of Gesso on a 5" square piece of Whisper White cardstock, allowing it to dry and then applying various Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains and Alcohol Inks (spritzing with water and allowing the inks to drain down the panel, drying with the Heat Tool and repeating until the background is the color that you desire).

Ink the retired background stamp, French Script with Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and randomly stamp onto the background panel. 
Background panel before adding gesso stencil 

Add additional Gesso using a honeycomb stencil and allow to dry, trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim again and mount onto a 5 ½” x 5 ½” Early Espresso panel.

Add the die cut border along with the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon bow. 

Tear a piece of designer paper and distress the edges using a Distressing Tool and Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink.   Adhere the torn panels to the background panel with one of the panels overlapping the ribbon and apply Mod Podge® to the torn panels.

Add the banners in the upper left hand corner attached to the Natural Linen knotted rope.

Using My Digital Studio (MDS), print out the bird image from Nature Walk onto Whisper White cardstock, color using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Apply Mod Podge® over the bird to give it more substance. 

Cut the heart die from brushed gold cardstock and add to the background panel.  Adhere the bird image and add the highlight to the eye with a Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen.

Create the easel card base (see tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers) and distress the cardstock using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and randomly stamp the background stamp using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.

Add the panel of distressed designer paper to the lower portion (mounted onto Blushing Bride cardstock and again onto Early Espresso cardstock), distress the paper with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and add Mod Podge® to the entire designer paper panel.

Create the rolled flowers from Blushing Bride and retired Buckaroo Blue cardstock using the 1 ¾” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (see basic tutorial here).  

Close up on angle - gesso stencil a bit more apparent
“Antique” the roses and edges of the panels using Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress Ink and add the roses to the center of the die cut heart as well as the inside panel with leaves created with the Bird Builder Punch from Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Apply Mod Podge® over the roses and leaves (the roses look ceramic up close) :-)

Print out the Wonderful Wings image using MDS onto Whisper White cardstock, color using a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker and Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink.  

Add the butterfly to the lower portion of the card along with the stamped and distressed sentiment and apply additional Mod Podge® to the butterfly wings and sentiment.

Add the Pearls to the corners of the sentiment, lower panel and upper panel and adhere the main focal image panel to the easel card. 

Close up of opened bottom panel of card 
Adhere the Antique Brad to the center of the Satin Ribbon bow to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Nature Walk (MDS), Wonderful Wings (MDS), Gorgeous Grunge, Kind and Caring Thoughts, French Script

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Old Paper and Silver Metallic Distress Stains; Tim Holtz® Adirondack® Gold Alcohol Ink,  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo and Old Photo Distress Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, retired Buckaroo Blue, Brushed Gold, Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Wallpaper Designer Paper

Accessories: Big Shot™, Beautiful Borders Die (ODBD), Ornate Hearts Die (ODBD), Punches- Banner, Hexagon Punch (for sentiment banner points), Bird Builder, Scallop Circle- 1 ¾” and 1 ¼”, Gesso, Balzar Designs® Mini Punchenella stencil,  5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Antique Brad, Pearls, Natural Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- again, I hope you will find the time to visit us at The Card Concept and join in on the fun!!


laurie said...

Great post, loved hearing how you made this! What a beautiful creation...stunning!

Lea Lawson said...

Very pretty!!!

Gaylynn said...

What an awesome project. Love the rich colors in this. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Very nice card. So many great details!

Donna B. said...

Stunning mixed media card! I love all the details. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Karen Crossen said...

Beautiful work!! Amazing!! Love the colors and all the texture you created!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Rachel said...

your easel cards are just stunning. I never thought to make a mixed media easel card but its such a fabulous idea! what a great idea to display a piece of art. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Magnificent!!!

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

Gorgeous card, Julie!

Debbie said...

Love all of the details and what an amazing background. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such an amazing piece, love what you did, just gorgeous! The layered papers against the background look fantastic and I love that bird!!
Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!!

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