Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TCC82 Peace on Earth

Hi Friends!!

It’s time for the new #82 {Retro Holiday} Challenge at The Card Concept! What a gorgeous wreath with all of the pinks, blues and sparkle- this reminds me of Christmas at my grandparent’s home.  Silver trees with pink and blue were all the rage in the late 60’s :-)

I decided to pull out the retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Merry & Type to create my Mixed Media card.  I thought that this stamp set would be perfect for the retro feel and we cannot wait to see what you create for our challenge!

I have incorporated the Try Stamping on Tuesday #347 "How Sweet It Is" Sketch Challenge into the design (I flipped the sketch) along with the As You Like It “Christmas orNon-Christmas and Why?” Challenge (I love Christmas so Christmas it is!) and the Addicted to Stamps and More #268 “Holiday” Challenge.

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 cards at The Card Concept as well as the entries at the other challenge sites- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Prepare a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the ornament image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply silver embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the ornaments and background using a water brush with watercolor pencils and water-based marker (colors are listed at the end of the post).  Add shadows with a water soluble graphite pencil.  Die cut the panel with a pierced rectangle die.

2). Ink the #25 stamp with Versamark™ ink, stamp repeatedly over the background on the panel.  Use a pastel pencil to color over the images, run with your finger or a paper stump (remember the “Popping Pastels” technique?).  

 3). Mount the panel onto a piece of gray cardstock and trim close to the edge.

4). Score a piece of white cardstock vertically (per the layer in the sketch- it is hard to see in the photo), mount onto gray cardstock and mount onto the white card base.  Add the watercolored panel directly onto the card front.

5). Ink the sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Add a wash of watercolor to match the card front, die cut with a pierced tag die, mount onto gray cardstock and trim close to the edge.

6). Die cut a snowflake from silver foil, split in half and adhere behind the tag sentiment.  Mount the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam. Add a few rhinestones to the corner and ornament along with using a clear glitter pen over the ornaments to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Merry & Type (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Versafine™ Onyx Black; Derwent® Watercolor Pencils; Stampin’ Write Markers-Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Conté à Paris Pastel Pencil 

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Foil

Accessories: Big Shot™, ODBD Pierced Rectangle Dies, MFT Pierced Traditional Tag STAX, Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake Die, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Silver and Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestones

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 #82 “Retro Holiday” Challenge at The Card Concept!


Michele K. Henderson said...

Julie, I absolutely LOVE your pretty ornaments! They look so retro and beautiful too! Have a great holiday season!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card with very pretty colours! Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


Annette said...

Gorgeous colour combo. I love your card and the inspiration wreath is gorgeous too.

Ruth said...

I keep seeing all these amazing bauble stamps out there and realising I don’t think I have enough in my life. Love the non traditional colours xx

Donna Scholz said...

Julie - thank you for demonstrating two techniques I hadn't thought of (duh!). I love my Versafine Black Onyx ink pad, but hadn't thought to use it for fine detail heat embossing! Also the use of pencil over embossing is something I haven't tried. You made my day! thanks for sharing your talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Julie, such a lovely Christmas card. I love the background you created and the instructions that are typed out too. As always your cards are inspiring to so many! Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT.
Sara H.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the colour scheme!
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