It’s time for the #63“Love & Joy” Challenge at The Card Concept (this will be our last challenge until January 4, 2017)!
I know I say this each time, but I absolutely love the inspiration photo that Lesley chose- the cozy feeling of the fireplace with the “JOY” and “WISH” Banners as well as the pine garlands, the fabrics, the brass clock, the reindeer and the brick- you name it and I love it!!
I designed this Shabby Chic card inspired by the gold on the brass clock, the black of the chalkboard, the reds as well as the pine greenery and decided to pull out the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Joy (that I have not inked up in several years).
I am also linking to the Addicted to Stamps and More #222 “Make Your Mark” Challenge along with The Christmas Card Challenge #50 "Anything Goes"- I hope you will have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept to check out the rest of our Design Team samples as well as the other challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!!
To create this card:
Use a distressing tool to distress the gold background paper (from my stash) and emboss the piece of Always Artichoke cardstock with a Sizzix® Plaid Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and distress the edges.
Layer the pieces onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, distress the edges and mount the Basic Black card front.
Add the white crochet lace and the 1” green satin ribbon (both from my stash)- wrap the ends behind the card front.
De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the retired Stampin’ Up! Joy image with Versamark™ ink, stamp and apply Black Embossing Powder, heat set with the Heat Tool.
Color the embossed image using Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon and Basic Gray. Trim the panel and mount onto Basic Black cardstock.
Mount the background panel onto the white card base (you cannot see the white base but it is there) and add the Joy embossed panel with dimensional foam.
Finish off the card with a few pearls in the corners.
Stamp Sets: Joy (retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon and Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Always Artichoke; misc gold designer paper (not sure of the manufacturer)
Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Distressing Tool, White Crochet Lace, 1” Artichoke Satin Ribbon, Pearls
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 #63 “Love & Joy” Challenge at The Card Concept!
wow this is so like the card, the warmth this card gives is like the warmth the photo does! Adore the distressed look and the added lace really is a lovely shabby chic card x
Great vintage card, I love how the colors on the stamp perfectly match those on the background. Thank you very much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More.
This card is beautiful, Julie! I love the vintage feel!
I love those big ornate letters! Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--Please join us again soon!
:) Marie ATSM DT
I love this!! It is GORGEOUS!!!
Wonderful CAS card!!
Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
Debbie (CCC DT)
Just love all the gorgeous elements in this card Julie. The shiny ribbon, with the lace and that fabulous lettering....perfect.
Have a lovely Christmas.
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