Wednesday, October 4, 2017

TCC79 He Has Made Everything Beautiful


Hi Friends!!

It’s time for the new The Card Concept #79 {Rustic Neutrals} Challenge ! I love this gorgeous photo that Lesley chose for the challenge, don’t you? So much to inspire you- from the texture, the white pumpkins, the white wash on the bricks, the gray metal wheel in the back as well as all of the other details and even a bit of greenery. 

I was inspired by the gray whitewash on the metallic wheel in the back as well as the variety of texture, the silver and beige along with the sage green for my Mixed Media Shabby Chic/Elegant card.

I am also linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #302-#303 “Anything Goes”Challenge along with a few Splitcoaststampers' challenges (F4A397 "Your Happy Place", MIX243 "Mister, Mister" and a few others).  

My "happy place" is reading God's Word and spending time at Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive)! The beauty of God's creation is so inspiring and this time of year is one of my favorites with all of the changes in the leaves and beautiful colors.  

 If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the wonderful Design Team cardsat The Card Concept as well as the entries at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge site- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Tim Holtz® (TH) French Script Sizzix™ Embossing Folder with TH Pumice Stone Distress Ink, place a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock into the folder and emboss with the Big Shot™.  Trim the panel and distress the edges with a distressing tool.

2). Layer a piece of patterned sage green paper (this was from my stash and I cannot recall the manufacturer- sorry...) onto Basic Gray cardstock, distress the outside edge and layer onto the embossing panel created in step 1.

3). Add the gray crochet lace and gray satin ribbon (wrapping the ends of the ribbon behind the panel) and mount the panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.  Adhere the entire panel onto the white card base.

4). On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment from the Verve Stamps Scripture Medley 3 stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the sentiment with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Circle STAX Dies and mount onto a circle die cut from the same size die using Basic Gray cardstock.  FYI- I split the gray circle in half and adhere the sentiment so only a little bit of the gray is showing.

5). For the leaves:  Using a craft mat, tap a bit of Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, spritz lightly with water and press a piece of Whisper White cardstock into the ink.  Lift up the cardstock and continue to repeat the steps until you are satisfied with the color.  Dry the panel thoroughly with the Heat Tool and use an Embossing Buddy® to de-static the surface of the cardstock.  Ink the leaves from the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU!) set, With Gratitude using Versafine™ Onxy Black Ink, stamp onto the panel, apply clear embossing powder to a few of the leaves and heat with the heat tool.  Repeat the process, one leaf at a time and heat emboss several of the leaves with extra fine white embossing powder.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, if needed, use a sponge dauber with additional distress inks to intensify the color and fussy cut out each leaf. 

6). Mount the leaves to the card front with dimensional foam and add a few pearls to the sentiment circle.

7). Finish off the card by adding shimmer with a clear glitter pen to the leaves.

Stamp Sets:  Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps), retired With Gratitude (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, TH Distress Inks- Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Gathered Twigs; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake; misc. designer paper (sage green)

Accessories: Big Shot™, TH French Script Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Circle STAX Dies, Sponge Dauber, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear and Extra Fine White Embossing Powder, Gray Crochet Lace, 1” Gray Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope I have inspired you today and that you will be able to join us for the #79“Rustic Neutrals” Challenge at The Card Concept! 

6 comments:

Michele K. Henderson said...

Really pretty card, Julie! I love these combinations of dark green and silver - -what an amazing look!
Take Care!
Michele

Buzzy Barbee said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I find myself always back at your website so it’s obvious you’re my favorite card maker! Keep on carding!

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Ladies! Barbee you are so sweet- thanks for visiting and honoring me so with your comment- hugs, sweet friend!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....this is one stunning card! Love all the amazing colors and all your incredible details, simply amazing!

Becca Cruger said...

Layers and layers of luscious goodness! There is so much here to draw the eye that I can't decide what to admire first. Awesome design!

JoAnn said...

Your leaves are gorgeous, as well as the rest of your card. Love it.

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