Friday, June 19, 2015

JUN15VSNC You Are My Happy- A Tribute to My Husband :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I received my order from the new catalog this week and could not wait to create something with the new stamp set, The Wilderness Awaits. 

I love all of the realistic wildlife images in this set and thought it would be perfect for the Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night JUN15VSNC  “You Are My Happy” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

In addition to only having one hour to complete your card, this challenge wanted us to let the person that receives this card to know why they are our "happy" :-)

I created this card for my husband…some of you are aware that he has been undergoing chemo treatments since November and I am so thankful for his love for the Lord, for me, the 32+ years we have spent together, his attitude of gratitude during this time of medical issues and the moments we get to share together- all of this is precious to me and he is "my happy" :-)

We both love nature and watching wildlife and even though we have never had the pleasure of seeing an elk in the wild, we are hoping one day to travel to some of the more Northern and Western State Parks and possibly see this majestic animal in their natural habitat.

I decided to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers’ CC533 Color Challenge as well (Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral)- see details here and gallery here .  

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you visit the linked sites to check out the marvelous inspiration by all!

To create this card:

Ink the elk image with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Create a mask for the elk using a piece of scrap paper and also use a circle punch for the “moon”.

Place the elk mask onto the stamped image and position your “moon”. 

Apply Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral to the sky area using Sponge Daubers and when satisfied with the sky, remove the masks.

Use the Stampin’ Write Basic Gray marker to color the elk image and add additional details with the Faber-Castell® XS Black Pitt Pen marker.

Add additional color to the sky area with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker and sponge the edges with Calypso Coral Classic Ink.

Emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock along with a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock with the Big Shot™ and Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.

Trim the embossed Whisper White panel, mount onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, trim and mount onto the Basic Gray card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the MFT Stitched Round Rectangle Die to cut out the focal image as well as a scrap piece of Whisper White and the embossed woodgrain scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock.

I did add addtional detail to the elk with the Pitt Pen marker - close up of the details :-)
Stamp the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink onto the embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch.

Line up the die cut stitching with the focal image panel and adhere the sentiment to the focal image.

Line up the embossed die cut piece of the Basic Gray cardstock with the die cut stitching of the focal image (you may need to trim a bit off the top of the scrap piece) and adhere to the focal image.

Mount the layered focal image onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add two pieces of retired Calypso Coral Stitched Satin Ribbon (from the SAB Sycamore Street Collection) to a retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware clip and secure by tying Natural Linen Thread around the ribbon.

Add the clip to the card front with Mini Glue Dots® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits
Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral; Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Gray, Calypso Coral; Faber-Castell® XS Pitt Pen Black marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die, Hexagon Punch, Sponge Daubers, scrap paper for masking, Natural Linen Thread, retired Calypso Coral Stitched Satin Ribbon, retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware clip

Thanks again for stopping by- I will be sharing a few more of the Virtual Stamping cards later today 

1 comment:

Josee Smuck said...

This is gorgeous! I love what you did with this card! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
Inky Hugs!

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