Wednesday, October 25, 2017
SC668 Peace Joy Love
Woohoo! It’s time for the SC668 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers! Allison is our sketch artist this week and since I need a few more Christmas cards for my "stash", I decided to pull out some of the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog items to create my card.
I am also incorporating the Simon Says Monday “Monochrome” Challenge and The Merry Christmas #40 “Anything Goes + Christmas” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- such wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Trim pieces of the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper to fit the 5 ¼” x 5 ½” Basic Black card front, adhere leaving a gap for the ribbon layer.
2). Ink the berry branch image from Musical Season with Stampin’ Archival™ Black Ink, stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, apply clear embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool and once the embossing has cooled, stamp the scroll image from Musical Season repeatedly with Smoky Slate Classic Ink (stamping off before stamping onto the panel). Trim the panel and use a Circle Layering Framelit™ to create the rounded edge of the tag element in the sketch, also cutting a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the layer behind the stamped panel.
3). Mount the stamped tag element created in Step #2 onto the card front, add the 1” Black Satin Ribbon along with the 3/8” White Taffeta Ribbon to cover the cut edges, wrap the ends of the ribbon behind the card front and mount the entire card front onto a 5 ¼” x 5 ½” white card base.
4). Die cut the French Horn from Silver Foil and Basic Black cardstock using the Musical Instruments Framelits™ Dies. Ink the scroll image from Musical Season with Stampin’ Archival™ Black Ink, stamp over the foil die cut, apply Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Once the embossing has cooled, layer the silver French Horn over the black French Horn Die cut and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
5). Ink the sentiment from Musical Season with Stampin’ Archival™ Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, trim the sentiment, create the flag banner with by hand or with a punch (I used the retired Hexagon Punch), mount onto Basic Black cardstock (also trimming and creating the flag banner).
6). Add a loop of Silver Metallic Thread to the card front and mount the layered sentiment over the metallic thread with dimensional foam.
7). Add a few Rhinestones to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Musical Season (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Stampin’ Archival™ Black, Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Foil; Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Musical Instruments Framelits™ , Layering Circles Framelits™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and Silver EP, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, retired 3/8” White Taffeta Ribbon, 1” Black Satin Ribbon (from my stash)
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- we hope you can join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’ssketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful week, sweet friends!