Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TCC71 Praying for You

Hi Friends!

It’s time for The Card Concept #71 Fresh Flutters Inspiration Challenge!  This week we are introducing five new Design Team members and wow, they are amazing!!

Here is our inspiration photo – isn’t it dreamy?  The soft colors, the textures and the gorgeous butterflies inspired me to create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.

Hopefully you will have a chance to visit us at The Card Concept and check out our wonderful Design Team samples as well as the Splitcoaststampers challenge site!

To create this card:

1). Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.  Trim and mount onto the white card base.

2). Add the vertical strip of turquoise cardstock, layered onto black cardstock (per the sketch).

3). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with the stitched rectangle die, apply crackle texture paste with a palette knife through a stencil, allow the paste to dry.  Press the Tumbled Glass Distress Stain onto a craft mat, spritz with water, lay the die cut/embossed panel into the stain, spritz with water again and allow to air dry. Ink the retired French Script background stamp with black archival ink, stamp onto the dried panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

4). Apply gesso to a pink paper doily (to tone down the pink), cut into quarters and add one quarter to the upper left hand corner of the die cut panel.

5). Create the roses with a spiral rose die from pink cardstock, add leaves and adhere to the card panel.  Mount the entire central panel onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Print out the sentiment from the Power Poppy digital stamp set, Rose and Camellias onto white cardstock, trim and add the banner points by hand (I use a hexagon punch), press into Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, mount onto black cardstock and add to the card front with dimensional foam.

7). Stamp the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri (Stampin’ Up!) with archival black ink onto white cardstock, punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and color with Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo.  Use a water brush to soften the colors, mount onto the card front and add the pearls to the body.

8). Use a clear glitter pen to apply shimmer to the roses to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri (soon to be retired SU!), French Script (retired SU! background), Roses and Camellias (digital image- Power Poppy)

Ink/Medium: Printer Ink- Black, Memento™ Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo; Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Stain; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen; Crackled Texture Paste

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, MFT Royal Rose Die, Punches- Elegant Butterfly, Hexagon (both SU!), Leaf (MS),  Memory Box stencil, Pink Paper Doily

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a blessed Easter! 


Nancy Penir said...

Gorgeous, Julie! All those luscious layers, (my favorite!), and wonderful textures, with the black framing, love it! And thank you for your sweet welcoming comment! I'm thrilled to join you!

Tanja said...

love all those wonderful details, textures and layers - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

sandie said...

Wonderful texture and I love how you picked out all the different details from the photo, stunning card and so pleased you added it Ink x

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love the texture on the butterflies and the flowers. Gorgeous design too!
Take Care!

Vicki Finger said...

I love that butterfly set from Stampin' Up and it is what I used on my card. Such a pretty card with pretty colors. I love the texture on the background, too. A very lovely card!

laurie said...

Love the pretty butterflies and sweet!

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning card, love the details. Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.


Karen Davis said...

Your card is so pretty Julie. My gosh, I love how you have used the challenge colours. A feast for the eyes!!

cm said...

The layers, the colours, the textures, the butterflies...swoon-inducing! Absolutely gorgeous card and I'm so thrilled you shared this beauty in the Inkspirational Spring-themed gallery!

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