Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TCC45- Christmas Blessings

Hi Friends!!

It is time for The Card Concept #45 "Let It Snow" Inspiration Challenge- I love this color combination for Christmas and I chose to use the colors as well as the snowflakes for my Mixed Media card design.

I am also going to link this card to the Fusion “Blue Christmas” Challenge and the Paper Players PP273 “Tic-Tac-Toe” Challenge (snowflake, blue, ribbon).

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- this will be our last challenge before Christmas :-)

To create this card:

Using a foam brush, apply Gesso® to a piece of designer paper (this is a great way to use up the patterns that you are not fond of) and once dry, apply a combination of Ranger® Tim Holtz® Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain along with Faber-Castell® Gelatos® (not sure of the color- I think it is Blueberry).

This process is a bit difficult to describe and basically you keep building up the background color until you are pleased with the results.

Use the large splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge with White Craft Ink to add a bit of splatter to the background (difficult to see in the photo).

Once the color had dried, de-static with the Embossing Buddy® and stamp the retired Festive Flurry snowflake image using Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Winter White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Close up of the easel closed :-)
When the embossing has cooled, ink the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Winter Blessings stamp using Night of Navy Classic Ink and stamp over the snowflake and background.

Trim the panel and hand cut the V-shape per the sketch.

Mount the lower panel onto a card front using Night of Navy cardstock.

Mount the upper panel onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock (trimming to a “V”), add the ½ White Tea Lace Paper Doily behind the upper panel along with the 3/8” Denim Ribbon and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Ink the sentiment from the retired Stampin’ Up! More Merry Messages using Versamark™ ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Winter White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

Create the easel card from Extra Thick Whisper White cardstock (I used the Splitcoaststampers Tutorial here), stamp the sentiment from the retired Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) His Gift stamp set using Night of Navy Classic Ink , add the strip of Night of Navy cardstock with dimensional foam (cut the strip with the My Favorite Things (MFT) Horizontal Stitched Strip Die, edge with the MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Die from Whisper White cardstock along with the 3/8” Denim Ribbon and stamp snowflakes from the Winter Blessings set (SNSS)  with White Craft Ink).

Adhere the card front to the easel and finish off the card with the retired Frosted Finishes Embellishment and Rhinestones.

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages (retired Stampin’ Up!); Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’ Up- current), Winter Blessings (current SNSS), His Gift (retired ODBD)

Ink: Versamark™, White Craft;  Ranger® Tim Holtz® Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain along with Faber-Castell® Gelatos® (Blueberry),

Paper: Extra Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy; retired DSP (cannot see this since covered with Gesso®).

Accessories: Gesso®, Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Horizontal Strip Dies, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Die, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 3/8” Denim Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestones

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


sandie said...

Beautifully shaped card and wonderful embossing. Love the sentiment and thank you for joining Fusion x

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow, this fold is amazing and the addition of the doily is a super design element! Thanks for picking my plaid card in this weeks shoutout! ;0 Hugs, Autumn

LauraJane:) said...


MackieMade Paper Creations said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the doily and all the beautiful details!

laurie said...

I love your easel card Julie! That charm is gorgeous!

laurie said...

Hi Julie, me again from The Paper Players! Beautiful card, so fun to see it in the gallery!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is simply stunning!

Unknown said...

beautiful card, Julie! I always so enjoy your cards, and this easel style is fabulous! thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week with your amazing talent!

Kerin said...

Stunning! Your cards are always amazing Julie!

Lilian said...

Beautiful easel card!
Lilian TCC DT teamie
The Leaf Studio

Unknown said...

What beautiful details! Stunning! !

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! This is really gorgeous! All the details make it feel so lush!
Take Care!
Michele, TCC teamie

Lyndal said...

Super gorgeous card Julie - very elegant! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

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