Wednesday, March 18, 2015

TCC31 Birthday Wishes- A Mixed Media Monochromatic Card

Hi Stampers!!

It’s time for the new Card Concept #31 “Cupcakes” using our fun inspiration photo.  My Mixed Media card was inspired by the pink in the frosting as well as the beautiful crocheted lace doily.

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 decided to combine our challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers Free for All F4A257 Challenge (see details here and gallery here) as well as the Mix-Ability MIX104 Pick A Color, Any Color Monochromatic Challenge (again, see details here and gallery here). 

So pull your supplies together and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

Apply a layer of Gesso to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and allow to dry (or use a Heat Tool to speed up the process).

Using Gelatos®, apply color to the background and spritz with water to dilute and allow to spread.  Again, dry with the Heat Tool and repeat the colors as needed.

Apply additional color with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries spritzing with water and allowing the stain to dilute and spread over the background, dry with the Heat Tool.
Background before adding the QR Die Paper

Ink the retired stamp, Bella Toile using Stone Gray Stāz-On Ink and stamp onto the background panel.

Once dried, de-static the background panel using the Embossing Buddy® and stamp the Hello, Doily background stamp using Versamark™ Ink.  Apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. 

Tear the Ultimate Crafts Quick Release Die Paper into small pieces and apply Mod Podge® over the background around the doily, applying the Release Die Paper and adding additional Mod Podge® over the paper.

Allow the panel to dry, use the Distressing Tool to add distressing to the edges.

Using My Digital Studio (MDS), print out the dress form image and the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock. 

“Fussy-cut” the dress form image, color the image using the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker and apply Mod Podge® to the dress form- set aside to dry.

Add the strip of crocheted lace trim along with the 5/8” Basic Black Triple Satin Ribbon bow. 

Mount the panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool and mount onto the Pretty In Pink card base.

Use the XL Oval Punch to punch out the sentiment and mount onto two ovals from Basic Black cardstock (punched with the XL Oval Punch and overlapped to create a frame for the sentiment).

Mount the dress form and the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Create the rolled roses using the ” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches (punch the scallop circles from Pretty in Pink cardstock, hand cut a wavy spiral toward the center of each scallop, roll up and adhere in the middle).    Add the rolled roses to the dress form and bow along with the Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Established Elegance, Watercolor Trio (both MDS Versions), Bella Toile and Hello, Doily background stamps

Ink: Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, Ranger® Tim Holtz® Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Stain, Gelatos®, Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Marker- Sahara Sand, Versamark™

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Pretty In Pink, Ultimate Crafts Quick Release Die Paper

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder, Punches- XL Oval, Scallop Circle- ⅞” and 1 ¼”, Mod Podge®,  Pearls, ⅝” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, crochet lace from my stash

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and find time to visit us at  The Card Concept and check out the rest of the Design Team samples  as well as pull out your supplies and play along!! 


laurie said...

Another beautiful card! I love the pink and black!

Wanda said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pink layers, the white embossing, dress form, and more! I can't believe it started out as white card stock, great mixed media card! One day I will have to dabble in that style.

Grá O'Neill said...

Fabulous card, love the background & great to see the before and after pictures :)

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