Friday, December 15, 2017

The Curtain Call- December 15 {Pines}

Hi Friends!

Woohoo! Today I am the Guest Designer for the12/15 Curtain Call “Pines” Inspiration Challenge!   I am so honored to have won their recent Acorn Challenge and part of winning, you are invited to Guest Design.  

Also, this is the final challenge at The Curtain Challenge- I hope you will be able to join in on the fun!

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) Mixed Media Christmas card- I love Christmas and did not have a chance to create a card this season with the retired Ornamental Pine stamp set (Stampin’ Up!).  

The Ornamental Pines stamp set is one of my favorite sets and I paired it with the retired Greetings of the Season stamp set (also SU!).

 If you have not had a chance to check out the Curtain Call or other challenge sites yet, I hope you will take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from the Design Teams as well as their galleries!
To create this card:

1). Ink the Ornamental Pine image using distress inks- Walnut Stain for the branch, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss for the pine needles, spritz lightly with water before stamping onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Repeat the process for the pine needles on the corner and sprinkle a bit of water over the image. 

2). Once the stamped image has dried, die cut with the MFT Jumbo Stitched Fishtail STAX Dies.  Add additional pine needles using the edge of a bone folder using Peeled Paint Distress Ink along with a few branches using watercolor pencils.

3). De-static the die cut focal image with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from the Greetings of the Season stamp set with archival black ink (I had this ink on my desk, you could use Versamark™), apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

3). Die cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the largest die from the MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Dies, mount onto a white card base.

4). Die cut a piece of designer paper with the MFT Horizontal Strip Dies, cut the die in half before mounting onto the card base.

5). Add the looped gold cord to the card front before mounting the die cut focal image panel with dimensional foam.

6). Finish off the card by adding “snow” with an extra fine white paint pen, a few clear sequins (with a hint of pink) and a few drops of white gloss Nuvo™ Crystal Drops.

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, Greetings of the Season (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss; Dark Green Watercolor Pencils, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Nuvo™ White Gloss Crystal Drops

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, This and That Epic Day DSP (retired SU!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Jumbo Stitched Fishtail STAX, Stitched A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, Horizontal Strip Dies; Gold Cord, Clear Sequins

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a very blessed week and Merry Christmas!


ElizStewart said...

Julie... your card is spectacular! I can understand why this retired SU set is one of your favorites... your coloring has me envious.

Jo said...

Awesome stamping, looks like a piece of watercolour art. Great design and repeating the green strip behind brings the focal point forward. Beautiful card,
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Julie. Love the distressed look and the colors. The banner die-cut looks great! Nice take on the picture!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration, Julie! Thank you so much for joining as a guest designer for our final challenge at the Curtain Call! ❤️

Marisa said...

Gorgeous, big pines image and love the gold twine. Great to have you along for this challenge :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Congratulations on guest designing for Curtain Call!

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Julie! Love the touches of snow, too! Thanks for joining us as a guest designer!

nwilliams6 said...

Super pretty, Julie. Love the step by step instructions!

Macarena said...

Oh my! Look at this stamping! AMAZING! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Loll said...

Gorgeous pine branch card, Julie! Love the placement of your pine branches on your fishtail die-cut. The patterned strip and gold cording are perfect embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

Wow, Julie! This is a fabulous layout for the beautiful pine boughs! Love the gold twine too! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Robyn Oliver said...

Love everything about your gorgeous card Julie

Kim S said...

Thank you for creating this gorgeous card for our final challenge. It is truly lovely! Happy New Year!

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