Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TCC44 Christmas In The Air

Hi Friends!!

It is time for the new Card Concept #44 Photo Inspiration Challenge- I just love this cozy homespun scene! 

I was inspired by the rustic stars as well as the traditional plaid for my Mixed Media card design.

Just a reminder that 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 can find some time to gather your supplies together and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

Ink the retired Christmas Star stamp using Cajun Craze Classic Ink and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Use a Sponge Dauber to add Early Espresso Classic Ink to distress the star and create a rust finish.

Fussy-cut the star, score along all of the lines, folding the score lines to give a bit of dimension and use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® to the star.

Using a foam brush, apply Gesso® to a piece of cardstock and once dry, use a palette knife with the Memory Box™ Heartwood Stencil to spread Finnabair® ArtExtravagance™ Copper Crackle Texture Paste onto the prepared cardstock.

Once the texture paste as dried, apply more Gesso® with your finger to tone down the copper and show the texture from the stencil.

Mount the stenciled background along with a piece of gingham designer paper onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using a sewing machine with a zig zag stitch.

Add the 5/8” Green Satin Ribbon and Ivory Crochet Lace Trim wrapping the ends behind the panel.

Mount the panel onto the Always Artichoke card base.

Adhere the looped Copper Cord Trim to the card front and mount the star image using dimensional foam.

Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink, roll lightly into a bit of Cajun Craze Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, trim and create a banner with the Hexagon Punch.

Mount the sentiment using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Star, Open Sleigh (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso

Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Green Plaid Designer Paper (not sure of manufacturer)

Accessories: Gesso®, Finnabair® ArtExtravagance™ Copper Crackle Texture Paste, Memory Box™ Heartwood Stencil, 5/8” Green Satin Ribbon, Ivory Crochet Lace Trim, Copper Cord Trim, Sewing Machine, Thread

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


Christine Okken said...

Julie that’s such a neat effect on your star. It totally has that distressed metal look! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy!

sandie said...

Stunning background, love how you have decided the patterns with the lace, nice touch x

laurie said...

Hi Julie! What an awesome star. Love the fun background too!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful Christmas card! The star is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Sketches!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That star is stunning!!! I just love this fabulous card!

Shannon McComb said...

That star is beautiful!! Lovely!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful! I love this wonderful mash-up of crafty elements and the quote is perfect! Beautiful texture and design! Really pretty!
Take care!

Lilian YF said...

Pretty card! Love the star!
The Leaf Studio

Kathy Jones said...

WOW - that start really is a showstopper!! Love the lace and ribbon too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Power Poppy!

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