Friday, November 18, 2016

By The Seeds You Plant

Hi Friends! 

Today I am sharing a Mixed Media card that I designed using Artistic Outpost (AO)  stamp sets Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements (all available at Our Daily Bread Designs) and I will be sharing this card on the Artistic Outpost Blog as well tomorrow :-)

I incorporated the IN{K}-Spire Me #276 Sketch Challenge along with the ColourQ CQC368 Challenge and the Mixed Media Card #29 Thanksgiving Card Challenge into the design (while I do not have a Thanksgiving sentiment per se, I always think of harvest time as a time of Thanksgiving and thought of the AO Seed Packets Background image when I saw this photo inspiration at the Mixed Media Card Challenge :-)).

If you have not had a chance to visit The Artistic Outpost Blog or the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from my AO Design Team Sisters as well as from the challenge galleriesl!

To create this card:

Using the grid and splatter images from AO Grunge Elements stamp set, repeatedly stamp onto honey and olive cardstock with gathered twigs and crushed olive distress ink.

Once you are satisfied with the background, trim the panels per the sketch, distress the edges and use a sewing machine with a zig zag stitch to add the layers to a piece of chocolate cardstock (distressing the edges as well).

Stamp the grid image with gathered twigs distress ink onto a piece of chocolate cardstock, distress the edges and sew onto the panel.

Add the knotted twine (wrapping the ends around the back of the card front) before mounting onto the white card base.

De-static two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing tool, ink the AO Seed Packets Background and the sentiment from the AO Harvest stamp set with embossing ink, stamp each onto one of the prepared white cardstock panels, apply dark brown embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the powder has cooled, use a water brush with distress inks to color the AO Seed Packets Background image (I used crushed olive, peeled paint, carved pumpkin, gathered twigs and wild honey) and use a water brush with peeled paint distress ink to add a bit of color to the sentiment.

Trim the sentiment panel, distress the edges and use a stencil with crackle texture paste to apply texture before mounting onto the chocolate cardstock.

Ink the large splatter stamp from the AO Grunge Elements stamp set with gathered twigs, stamp onto the sentiment, distress the edges of the sentiment and mount onto chocolate cardstock.

Add the focal image and the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.

Add a bit of the crackle texture paste to the card front using the honeycomb stencil to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs to all of you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Fliederfee said...

Your card is so cool! Thank you for joining our In{k}spire_me Challenge, ela

Anonymous said...

You are the queen of artistic backgrounds! Love your card. Thanks for playing along at Inkspire me. Marion

maria f. said...

Another amazing background, with so much attention to detail! Such a wonderful card. Thanks for gracing the MMCC gallery this month, Julie.

sannalippert said...

such a cool card! love this one! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

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