Wednesday, October 21, 2015

TCC42 Celebrate with Roses

Hi Friends!!

It is time for the new Card Concept #42 Color Inspiration "Autumn Beauty" Challenge- this is a gorgeous combination for the upcoming holiday season!

I also decided to incorporate the Splitcoaststampers’ Mix-Ability MIX131 “Love It” Challenge into the design- I love using texture paste, stencils and dies in my mixed media designs :-)  as well as the F4A289 "Happy Birthday To Me"  (create a card in the style that you would like for your birthday) :-)

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.   

To create this card:

Apply Gesso® to a piece of Whisper White cardstock and allow to dry (Gesso® dries quickly but you could use a Heat Tool to speed up the process).

Using a palette knife, apply Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste over The Crafters Workshop™ Designs by Jamie™ Mini Harlequin Stencil and allow to dry (I did use my Heat Tool but very carefully since I have found that my Heat Tool will “bubble up” the texture paste and the crackle effect is not as pronounced if too much heat is applied).

Once dried, apply Metallic Gold Champagne, Iced Cherry, Light Pink Gelatos® (spritzing with water and allowing to run), Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick , Picked Raspberry and Picket Fence (last layer to tone down the colors).  

The Distress Stain layers are created by applying the ink to a craft mat, spritzing water onto the stain, laying the panel into the stains and allowing the inks to run and merge by twisting the panel and continuing to repeat the steps until the desired color is achieved (carefully using the Heat Tool between layers).

Ink the retired background stamp, Bella Toile using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp over the prepared panel.  Trim the panel and mount onto Very Vanilla cardstock, trim again and mount onto the Early Espresso card base.  Sponge Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink over the edges to “antique” the paper a bit.

Ink the Graphic45® Botanicals stamp using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  “Antique” the paper by sponging Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire panel, crumple the paper by hand and apply more ink.
Adhere the “antiqued” stamped panel to the card front and using your finger, apply Gesso® over the background and stamped panel.

Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Mini Royal and Royal Rose Dies to cut the flowers from Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. 

Use a Bone Folder to curl the edges and roll the roses up (adhering in the center with adhesive- I prefer Hot Glue for this step). 

Stamp the sentiment from the Graphic45® Time to Flourish stamp set onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Early Espresso Classic Ink, create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch and lightly sponge Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink over the edges.

Mount the sentiment onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add the roses along with leaves from Early Espresso cardstock (using the Martha Stewart® Leaf Punch) using Hot Glue (or your preferred adhesive).

Use your finger to apply Gesso® over the petals and leaves and add a few Pearls to the corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bella Toile (retired Stampin’ Up! background), Botanicals and Time To Flourish (G45)

Ink: Early Espresso, Gelatos®- Metallic Gold Champagne, Iced Cherry, Light Pink;  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Distress Stains- Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick , Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence; Ranger® Tim Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Royal Rose and Mini Royal Rose Dies, Gesso®, Punches- Hexagon, MS Leaf, Palette Knife, Wendy Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Sponge Dauber, Pearls

For some reason I could not seem to get a good photograph of this card- the pinks seemed to bright in the photo (in real life it is more on the soft Blushing Bride side of the color scale) :-)  

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fantastic week and come play along with us at The CardConcept!


sandie said...

goodness the texture just jumps off the page! Such a wonderful card full of rich colours and beautiful detail x

Vicki Burdick said...

Oh my, so love this card, the flowers are sooo gorgeous!!

Kerin said...

Wow, beautiful flowers and LOVE the background!

laurie said...

Hi Julie! What an awesome card! I just love seeing what you create each challenge. So pretty!

Unknown said...

The texture on this is just amazing!! Love!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love these terrific layers of color and texture! You have used so many wonderful elements and bring them all together beautifully! Very pretty!
Take Care!
Michele said...

So much details and texture = LOVE!

Deanne :)

AB. said...

Stunning card! Absolutely beautiful. You are such a talented cardmaker - I love your designs. :)

Lilian said...

This is gorgeous! Love the textures!
Lilian TCC DT
The Leaf Studio

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