Sunday, November 5, 2017

So Very Blessed

Hi Friends!

This evening I am sharing a card that was designed using the 10/26/17 FUSION “Autumn Leaves” Challenge (sketch portion) along with the Just Add Ink #384 Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the blues, yellow and white), the Tic-Tac-Toe #022 Challenge (top row across- Vibrant, Thank You, Layers) and the International Art & Soul #20 “Add a Charm or Tag” Challenge.

I pulled out Painted Harvest and Timeless Textures stamp sets to create my own “designer” paper for the tag element of the sketch and for the background panel, used a piece of embossed paper from my stash (left over from a previous project/experiment).  I have had this inked/embossed diamond patterned background in my stash for years and thought it would be purr-fect for this card :-)

If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous galleries and ideas from all!

To create this card:

1). Use the Big Shot™ with the Sizzix™ Backgrounds 1 Texturz™ Plate, ink the plate with Night of Navy Classic Ink and emboss a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.  Adhere the entire card front onto the white card base.

2). To create the “designer paper” for the tag-  a). Ink the solid image of the sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink, stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, re-ink and rotate the stamp, stamp again over the first image.  Repeat this process for a total of five sunflowers on the panel.  b). Ink the detailed petal image of the sunflower with Crushed Curry Classic Ink, stamp over the bold images, rotate, re-ink with Crushed Curry ink and stamp again.  Continue until all five sunflowers are completed.  c). Repeat the same process with the detailed petal image of the sunflower using Soft Suede ink.  d). Ink the center of the sunflower with Pacific Point Classic Ink, stamp onto the centers.  Repeat the same process with the center of the sunflower using Night of Navy Classic Ink. e). Once you have completed the sunflowers, create a mask for the sunflowers using sticky note paper and the bold image stamp.  Mask the sunflowers and ink the solid stem image with Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink, stamp a few stems (masking each flower as you stamp) and repeat the process with the detailed leaf image using Night of Navy Classic Ink. f). Use an AquaPainter™ with ink from the Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad and watercolor around the flowers being careful not to watercolor over the petals).  g). Once the watercolor has cooled, add a bit of texture with the small splatter stamp from Timeless Textures using Night of Navy Classic Ink.

3), Die cut the sunflower designed paper from the step above using a Big Shot™ with the MFT™ Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Dies.  Mount onto Night of Navy cardstock and trim close to the edge of the tag.  Add the ½ White Tea Lace Doily to the one side of the tag and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

4). Ink the sentiment from So Blessed (Technique Tuesday) with Night of Navy Classic Ink, stamp onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, trim close to the edge.

5). Add the sentiment to the card front (per the sketch) with dimensional foam.

6). Add the hemp twine bow with the Tempting Turquoise button to the corner of the tag.

7). Cut three cats (one from Night of Navy and two from Whisper White cardstock) using the Cat Punch, layer with the Night of Navy cat on top and mount to the card front.  Add the twine bow and rhinestone for the collar.

8). Add a few Rhinestones to the card front to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest, Timeless Textures (both Stampin’ Up!); So Blessed (Technique Tuesday®)

Ink/Mediums: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede

Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Traditional Pierced Tag STAX Dies, Sizzix™ Backgrounds 1 Texturz™ Plate, Cat Punch, White Tea Lace Doily, Polished Hemp Twine, Turquoise Button, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Jan said...

You have combined the three challenges brilliantly Julie! Your tag is absolutely stunning and I love how you've created the look of DSP with all your gorgeous layers of colour and your background details and relaxed cat complete your scene so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Helen Gullett said...

WoW Julie...It is amazing how you combined those challenges and get this beautiful card as a result. I do love that sunflower and dark blue background.


Shannon Fralish said...

What a fabulous card, Julie! The colors are amazing and your design is stunning. So glad you joined us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge -- hope to see you again soon.

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely card. I really like all your textured embellishments. Chantell Just Add Ink

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, I saw your card featured on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog and had to pop over to exclaim how utterly GORGEOUS it is in every way! Beautifully done. Wishing you a great day, hugs, de

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the rich blues! Beautifully detailed! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

Debbie Adams said...

Love this card. Beautifully done and all the accessories are so pretty. Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul.
Debbie DT member

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