Thursday, October 8, 2015

HYCCT1508 What If...Add Some Strength :-)

Hi Friends!!

I had a chance to design a card today for the Splitcoaststampers’ (SCS) Hope You Can Cling To HYCCT1508 “Add Some Strength” Challenge (take a favorite piece of cardstock or designer paper and add something to "strengthen it").  I also decided to incorportate the CanYou Case  It CYCI#89 Sketch along with the SCS MIX-Ability MIX126 “What If?” Challenge.

I have owned assorted Pearl-Ex® Mica Powders along with a bottle of Lumiere® Pearl White Acrylic Paint for years (from Stampin' Up! back in 2003 or so) and have never had a chance to “play” with the two together, so I decided that today was the day to see “what if” :-)

Trying to capture the "sheen" of the PearlEx Paint :-)
The colors are wonderful and have a bit of a sheen that was difficult to capture in the photo but when you turn the card sideways, you can see the pearlized effect (you can see it a bit at the top of the photo, but trust me, each flower has a bit of sheen as well ) :-)

This is what the DSP looks like
right out of the package- gorgeous on it's own :-)
Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the linked sites to check out their galleries- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Mix a small bit of the Pearl-Ex® Mica Powder with the Lumiere® Pearl White Acrylic Paint  to create a paint (I used a paint brush along with a palette knife to mix into separate wells  in a paint palette). 

Paint the leaves and flowers on the DSP (note- you may need to spritz water onto your craft mat and thin the paint as needed).  I used several colors for the entire panel (see below under Ink for details).

Once you are satisfied with the flowers and leaves, use an AquaPainter™ with Tip Top Taupe Classic Ink to fill in the areas around the design along with a Tip Top Taupe Stampin’ Write Marker (spritzing the panel with water as needed to soften the edges of the marker).

Dry this layer with the Heat Tool and when the panel is dry, stamp the script image from the retired Notable Notions using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and gently wipe off the ink from the leaves and flowers (the Pearl-Ex® acts as a resist).

Trim the panel into five pieces (per the sketch), mount onto Very Vanilla cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Tip Top Taupe panel.

Trim the Tip Top Taupe panel, mount onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, trim one more time and mount onto the Tip Top Taupe card front.

Stamp the sentiment with Tip Top Taupe onto Very Vanilla cardstock, punch out (or hand cut) into a medium oval and mount behind the Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware frame.

Pierce holes for the brads, add the Antique Pewter Brads with the frame and ribbon pulls to the card front and wrap the Natural Linen Thread through the ends and attach behind the card front.

Mount the card front onto the Very Vanilla card base to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Tip Top Taupe; Stampin’ Write Marker- Tip Top Taupe; Pearl-Ex® Mica Powder- True Blue, Super Russet, Aztec Gold, Super Copper, Spring Green; Lumiere® Pearl White Acrylic Paint

Paper: Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Timeless Elegance DSP

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Natural Linen Thread, retired Antique Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware

Thanks again for stopping by- have a wonderful evening!!


Dawn Fields said...

Hi Julie! This card is gorgeous! I love the techniques you used to "strengthen" this piece of patterned paper. Very creative! I am blown away by this card...stunning! Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Dawn

Terri said...

Love this card, it is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CYCI.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background and card! The pearls give the background so much depth. Thanks for playing along at Can You Case It!

Sharon Madson said...

Thank you Julie, for the details! I, too have pearl ex I didn't know how to use! It is probably 10 years old or more! :) Jut a gorgeous card!

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