Wednesday, November 1, 2017
SC669 Let All Creation Sing!
It’s time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers and this week, our hostess, Cathy aka Cathymac designed the wonderfully versatile SC669 Sketch!
I decided to create another Christmas card so pulled out Season’s Greetings along with Jesus Is Born (both designed by Korin Sutherland) and available from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.
I also incorporated the Deep Ocean “Inspired by a Song” Challenge and the Simon SaysMonday “All Creatures Great and Small” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched circle die. Using a stencil brush, apply Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks- Broken China followed by Stormy Sky to create the sky area (I masked the “hills” using sticky note paper and also used the scallop edge of a stencil for the clouds). Die cut a piece of espresso cardstock with the same circle die, split the circle and mount behind the stenciled landscape die cut.
2). Die cut the neutral snowflake panel using a stitched rectangle die, hand trim the green polka dot panel (for the layers #2 & #3 of the sketch), mount both onto espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.
3). Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼”, emboss with a snowflake embossing powder tool, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim and mount onto green cardstock, trim again and mount onto the white card base. Add the panel #2 & #3 created in step #2 directly to the card front.
4). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the bird images along with the large birdhouse image from Season’s Greetings with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, use a water brush along with distress inks to watercolor the images. Use markers to add shadows and additional color (see the listing below for the colors used). Fussy-cut all of the images, mount the birdhouse along with the standing cardinal image directly onto the circle die cut scene- this is the #4 element of the sketch.
5). Adhere the circle die cut scene (#4 in the sketch) to the card front with dimensional foam. Stamp the sentiment from Jesus Is Born with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink onto a scrap piece of white cardstock, trim and create the banner, mount onto espresso cardstock, trim and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam. Add the wooden snowflakes (tucking a few under the circle and sentiment) and adhere a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake plus add a few to the card front.
6). Finish off the card by adding snowflakes with a Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen to the scene and shimmer to the birds with a clear glitter pen.
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Inks-Broken China, Stormy Sky, Brushed Corduroy, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap; Distress Markers- Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries; Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Basic Black ; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso; retired Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)
Acessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Circle and Rectangle STAX Dies; Darice® Snowflake Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Hexagon Punch, Rhinestones, Stencil Brush, AquaPainter™, Wooden Snowflakes (retired SU!)
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you can join us this week at Splitcoaststampers!