Thursday, August 24, 2017

CTS236 Hello

Hi Friends!

Woohoo, I am so excited! This week I have been invited to be the Guest Designer for the CAS(E) This Sketch #236 Challenge!

  I absolutely love participating in the CAS(E)This Sketch Challenges and am still working on my Clean and Simple style (a difficult one for me:-)) so I am very honored to have been asked to Guest Design this week- thanks Chrissy!

I decided to pull out some “new to me” stamps from Hero Arts (I have owned them for over a year but have not inked them up yet- yikes!!) and incorporated a background created with the new Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks along with a bit of die cutting and heat embossing.

If you have not had a chance to check out the CAS(E) This Sketch or the other  challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). On a craft mat, press the Distress Oxide Ink pad to put a bit of ink onto the mat, lightly spritz with water, lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink, lift up, re-position into the ink again and heat set with the heat tool.  Using a water spritzer, add a few drops of water to finish up the background panel.

FYI- I have some misc. coated white paper that I received from my previous employer (not sure of the manufacturer) but Ranger Specialty Paper or Glossy Paper would work well.  I also used several colors of the Distress Oxide Inks for this background (Fozzilized Amber, Broken China and Peeled Paint) continuing to build up the color until I was satisfied. 

2). Once the panel has thoroughly dried, use an embossing powder tool to de-static the paper, ink the leaf image from the Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant clear stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto the background panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Repeat the process for another stem (stamping a bit lower on the panel). Once the embossing powder has cooled, ink the same leaf image with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and stamp repeatedly over the panel. Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of black cardstock (this piece was from my stash and already die cut with a stitched rectangle die).

3). Trim a piece of white cardstock, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.  Add the embossed leaf panel directly to the card front (per the sketch).

4). Trim a piece of black cardstock, add a strip of white cardstock in the center and apply a clear glitter pen over the entire piece.  Set aside to dry.

The glitter strip and sentiment circle are
very sparkly and hard to photograph :-)
5). Use the Hero Arts “Hello” die from the Hello Stamp and Cuts® set to die cut three “hello” sentiments from white cardstock.  Layer the three dies together and mount onto a circle die cut from black cardstock.  Use the clear glitter pen over the “Hello” die as well as the circle.

6). Use dimensional foam to add the black cardstock strip along with the circle sentiment layer to the card front.

7). Finish off the card by adding a few drops of Tonic Nuvo™ Key Lime Jewel Drops.

Stamp Sets: Stamp Your Own Plant, Hello Stamp and Cut® (both Hero Arts)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Peeled Paint; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Tonic Nuvo™ Key Lime Jewel Drops

Paper: Misc. White (coated paper), Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Hello Die Cut (Hero Arts- part of Hello Stamps and Cut® ), Stitched Rectangle STAX Die (My Favorite Things™), Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a great week!


Laura S. said...

Such a beautiful card Julie <3

I Card Everyone said...

Julie your card is fabulous... as is having you on the team this week!
=] Michele

Leigh Penner said...

Congratulations on guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch! Your card is absolutely fabulous! I love your take on the sketch!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on guest-designing at CTS this week, Julie! Fabulous mixture of the colors in the background. All the details show the care you took with the card! Hideko

Shylaashree said...

Congratulations on GDT & beautiful card with tropical colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM

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