Wednesday, January 4, 2017
TCC64 Parisian Postcard Hello
Welcome back to The Card Concept Challenge for 2017! Our challenge is open for two weeks and I just love this fun inspiration photo for our first challenge in January!
I was inspired by the gold, white, black as well as the different patterns and flowers and decided to create a Mixed Media Freestyle Collage card using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Set along with Grunge Elements and the new Creative Worship stamp set, Rebecca Script Alpha (all available at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps).
I also incorporated the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSS254 Sketch Challenge as well as the final Mixed Media Card Challenge #31 “Change” with optional water into the design.
This card reflects “change” for me since it is primarily a clean "Mixed Media Freestyle Collage" card design versus my normal "Shabby Chic" style for The Card Concept Challenge. This year the designers at The Card Concept Challenge can choose whatever design style they prefer or even combine styles- my goal will be to try all the different styles throughout the year!
Also, I am sad to see that this will be the very last challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge but understand that change is necessary- I wish all the best to their fabulous Design Team and know that I will see their artwork in other challenge galleries.
If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept Challenge yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the rest of our Design Team!
Plus, I hope you will find the time to visit the other challenge sites- wonderful DT samples and galleries at both the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge as well as the Mixed Media Card Challenge! It always amazes me to see all of the different designs that are created in inspiration, color and sketch challenges.
1). Ink the SNSS Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Set Eiffel Tower image with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut the image and set aside.
3). Ink the floral image from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with black soot distress ink, stamp onto white cardstock, create a mask for the image and stamp the remaining collage images from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with antique linen distress ink.
4). Ink a few of the postage images along with the postcard image from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the panel, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
5). Remove the mask for the flowers and use water-based markers to watercolor the flowers (being careful around the edges since the black soot distress ink is not waterproof), dry with the heat tool.
After the ink had dried, I used a thin black marker to redefine a few of the lines on the petals and stamped the SNSS Grunge Elements image (I used a small piece of the large splatter stamp) with black ink to add the splatter between the images.
6). Trim a piece of white cardstock, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the white card base. Add the striped gold vellum cardstock (I used glue beneath the gold stripes to hide the adhesive).
7). Trim the collage panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and mount onto the card front.
8). Ink the letters from the SNSS Rebecca Script Alpha Clear Stamps to spell “Hello” with black soot distress ink and stamp onto white cardstock.
Create the banner by hand cutting the flag end before mounting onto black cardstock and mirror cutting the banner.
9). Add the hello banner directly to the card front and mount the SNSS Parisian Postcard embossed Eiffel Tower image with dimensional foam.
10). Add a few black shimmery sequins to finish off the card.
I hope I have inspired you to possibly try a new style for your card making this year!
Thanks for visiting and we hope you can join us in The Card Concept #64-Pretty Things Challenge. Hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!