Saturday, September 30, 2017
SC664 Gifts of the Earth
I wanted to share the second card I designed using this week’s sketch #SC664 at Splitcoaststampers (see this post for my first card). Allison created such a versatile sketch and I hope that you will be able to join in on the fun!
For this card, I pulled out the retired Stampin’ Up! Gifts of the Earth stamp set and paired it with the retired Pretty Patches: Apple stamp set from WPlus9 Design Studio along with a retired button and designer paper.
In addition to the SC664 Sketch Challenge, I also incorporated the Little Red Wagon #413 “Heart and Home” Challenge (I love fall decorations for the home and can envision this scene in my front yard) and the Simon Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
1). Ink the main image from Gifts of the Earth with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, use an AquaPainter™ with ink from Stampin’ Write Markers and Tim Holtz® Distress Markers to watercolor and add additional color directly to the image- the colors I used are listed below.
2). Use the Big Shot™ with Oval Stitched Dies to die cut the image as well as an additional larger oval from Early Espresso cardstock. Layer the focal image onto the larger die and set aside.
3). Trim a piece of Early Espresso cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” for the card front, add a piece of designer paper to the top half with a coordinating piece to the lower half (I used retired designer paper from Stampin’ Up!- see below for more details ).
4). De-static the lower right hand portion of the designer paper with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Pretty Patches: Apple (WPlus 9) with Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
5). Add the strip of 5/8” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon to the card front to cover the raw edges in the center (wrapping the ends behind the card front). Mount the entire card front onto the white card base.
6). To finish off the card, add the Polished Hemp Twine bow along with the retired More Mustard square button and add a bit of shimmer to the milk can with a clear glitter pen.
Stamp Sets: Gift of the Earth (retired Stampin’ Up!), Pretty Patches: Apple (WPlus 9 Design Studio)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Basic; Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise; Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Clear Glitter Pen (Spectrum Noir™)
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Extra Thick Whisper White; retired Autumn Traditions and Summer Smooches DSP
Accessories/Tools: AquaPainter™, Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Oval STAX Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Espresso Satin Ribbon, Polished Hemp Twine, More Mustard button
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- it is such an encouragement to me! I hope you can join us at Splitcoaststampers- we would love to see your artwork in our gallery! Hugs and I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend, sweet friends!