Saturday, July 15, 2017

Peaceful Peonies

Hi Friends!

I love participating in online challenges and finally had a chance to create a card for The Flower Challenge #10 “Embossing Heat/Dry” using the colors from the Addicted to Stamps and More #250 Photo Inspiration Challenge and the WordArt Wednesday #290-#291 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

I pulled out the Peaceful Peonies Clear Stamp Set from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (designed by NinaB Designs) and used heat embossing (along with watercolor) to create my own background paper for this Mixed Media card.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Use a de-static tool to prep a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock for heat embossing.  

Ink the large peony image from Peaceful Peonies with embossing ink, stamp onto the white cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Repeat the steps to ink and stamp three more images around the perimeter of the panel.

2). Using distress markers add a bit of color and blend with a water brush.  Continue to color until you are satisfied with the results.  Wipe off any excess ink from the embossing with a dry paper towel.

3). Add a piece of green satin ribbon, wrapping the ends behind the panel and mount onto the white card base.

4). Ink the sentiment from Peaceful Peonies using archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and die cut with a pierced oval die.

5). Adhere a bit of looped metallic silver thread and mount the sentiment using dimensional foam.

6). Finish off the card by applying shimmer to the petals with a clear glitter pen.

Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Peonies (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, TH Distress Markers- Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White

Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Water Brush, 1” Light Green Satin Ribbon, Big Shot™, ODBD Pierced Ovals Dies, Silver Metallic Thread

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  Hugs and I hope all of you have a great weekend!  


Viv said...

This is such a beautiful card Julie, love the pretty peonies, clever embossing and water colouring.Such bright colouring too, excellent!Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Julie!
Your card is STUNNING, and I'm so grateful that you've taken the time to share your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Susan Renshaw said...

What a pretty background!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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