Wednesday, November 16, 2016

TCC62 Sunflower Thanks

Hi Friends!!

It’s time for the #62 “Thanksgiving” Challenge at The Card Concept!  I just love our inspiration photo with the beautiful colors of the sunflowers, dinnerware, tablecloth as well as that dramatic black and white gingham. 

Since I was so inspired by the sunflowers as well as the overall colors and decided to pull out two retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets for this card- Sunflower Background and Short and Sweet.

I also incorporated a few of my favorite online challenges- the Viva La Verve November Sketch #1 Challenge as well as the Simon Says Monday “Thanks/Thanksgiving”Challenge and the Retro Rubber Challenge #51 “Be Thankful” Challenge (the sunflower stamp as well as the sentiment is several years old) into the design.

I hope you have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept to check out the rest of our Design Team samples as well as the Verve, Simon Says Wednesday and Retro Rubber Challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!!

To create this card:

Distress the edges of the designer paper with a distressing tool (I used a miscellaneous piece of designer paper for the dark background and a piece of retired Epic Day This and That DSP for the orange layer), layer and mount onto a piece of a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Add the black and white gingham ribbon and mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

Ink the retired Sunflower Background stamp with archival black ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the sunflower image with watercolor pencils using an AquaPainter™ adding additional color with Distress Inks (I used Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon) along with Stampin’ Write Markers- Delightful Dijon and Crushed Curry, fussy-cut the image and set aside.

Distress a piece of retired Autumn Meadows DSP, mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and layer the fussy-cut sunflower, trimming the edge off the side.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals of the sunflower.

Ink the sentiment from the retired Short & Sweet stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, create the banner points with the retired Hexagon Punch, mount onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and add to the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Sunflower Background, Short & Sweet (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Archival Black; Derwent® Watercolor Pencils, Tim Holtz® Distress Inks- Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain; Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon; Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso; retired Autumn Meadows and Epic Day This and That DSP, misc DSP

Accessories: AquaPainter™, Distressing Tool, retired Hexagon Punch, 1” Black and White Gingham Ribbon

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope all of you have a fabulous week and you will be able to join us for the #62 ThanksgivingChallenge at The Card Concept!


sandie said...

Stunning Julie, gorgeous bloom and adore the ribbon

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! This is such a cool card, Julie! Love the fabulous texture and that amazing sunflower. Beautiful.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Gorgeous card with amazing texture, the colors are beautiful and I absolutely love the distressing you did on the edges of this panels.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Debbie Mageed said...

Julie!! This is stunning! I love your sunflower, which has been coloring beautifully. And fussy cut?? Not an easy job at all. You combined all of your challenges perfectly. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to seeing you in our gallery again soon.

Claire Grantham said...

OMG Julie, this is absolutely stunning, did you fussy cut that Sunflower?! Amazing. I love the richness of colour and all the texture. Perfect challenge combo. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time, hope to see you again soon. Claire DT

Katy McGloin said...

Stunning artwork, Julie! Love the brilliant colors and distressing. I, too, have that sunflower and will not be parting with it. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic card with Retro Rubber this week. We are always "thankful" when we see you in our gallery!!

laurie said...

That sunflower is perfect for the challenge too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a stunning card!!! That sunflower is fabulous!!!

Christine Traversa said...

Whoa!! Superb color combo and elements! Needs framing! Thanks for joining the RR challenge!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this terrific sunflower! The shabby chic goodness makes it feel like folk art! Love the colors too!
Take care!

Neva Cole said...

Wow, love the distressing and the layering. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

creative lady said...

Beautiful card, love the distressing and layering. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber!

Jane Knudsen said...

Spectacular! This card is amazing Julie! First I love those colors - the vibrancy makes me do a happy dance! And then you threw all that detail on the card to raise it up a notch! A beauty! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Sandra said...

What a fabulous card, the sunflower is amazing, so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Karen Davis said...

Completely gorgeous Julie! The sunflower is amazing and I love the aqua/turquoise, just perfect.

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