Wednesday, January 24, 2018

TCC85 Romantic Rose Easel Card

Hi Friends!!

Woohoo- it’s time for The Card Concept #85 {Rustic Blooms} Challenge!!  I love this gorgeous photo and was inspired by the beautiful colors as well as the flowers to create my Classy & Elegant Mixed Media easel card. 

Since I have been making an effort to give all of my stamps “love”, I decided to pull out the long ago retired stamp, Romantic Rose (Stampin’ Up!) and paired it with a verse from the Scripture Medley 1 stamp set from Verve Stamps.

I am also linking this card to the Try Stampin' On Tuesday “Tic-Tac-Tuesday #1” Challenge (top row across- Black, Die Cut, Pink) along with the As You Like It “Favourite Die and Why? Challenge (I loved stitched dies of all kinds and used two different stitched dies on this card), the Word Art Wednesday #318-#319 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday "Layer It Up" 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- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the Romantic Rose image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the rose image and background with ink from water-based markers (see the colors listed below).  Use a sponge dauber with broken china distress ink and a stencil brush with peacock feathers distress ink along with two stencils to add layered stenciling to the background (this step could be omitted- I thought that it needed a little something extra and the dotted stencil did not look right so I added the chevron. Once you add it, you can not take it away, so there it is :-))

2). Die cut the panel using a cross-stitched rectangle die (Gina K. Designs) and mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the die cut edge.

3). Emboss a piece of blue cardstock with a woodgrain embossing folder, mount onto the black card front.  Add the triple 5/8” black satin ribbon bow (wrapping the ends behind the panel- see note in step 7) and set the card front aside.

4). Create the easel card base from a 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock, scored at 5 ½” and 8 ¼”.  Fold for the easel and mount the focal image panel onto the 2 ¾” portion of the upper fold (see the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers here for the instructions on an easel card).

5). Emboss a 2 ¼” by 4” piece of blue cardstock with the woodgrain embossing folder.  Mount onto a 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of black cardstock, add this panel to the bottom part of the 5 ½” portion of the easel card using dimensional foam.

6). Stamp the verse sentiment from Scripture Medley 1 (Verve Stamps) with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with the blue marker to match the background on the main panel. Layer onto a piece of black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Adhere to the lower layer of the easel card and add a few pearls to the corners.

7). Cut a piece of black cardstock 2 ½” x 4 ¼” and adhere to the back of the lower portion of the main focal image panel (this hides the ribbon ends from view).  OOPS!  If I had planned the project better, this step could have been avoided by adding the ribbon to the blue layer before mounting onto the black card front...but, hindsight is 20/20, right?

8). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the flower petals with a clear shimmer pen and white highlights to the small flowers with an extra fine white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Romantic Rose (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 1 (Verve Stamps)

Inks/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black; Tim Holtz® Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers-Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo

Accessories: Big Shot™, Dies- MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1, Gina K. Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box Modern Chic Chevron and Zippy Dots Stencils, 5/8” Black Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Antique Brad

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you will be able to join us for the The Card Concept #85 {Rustic Blooms} Challenge at The Card Concept! 


Crystal Komara said...

Wow, what a beautiful background Julie! Thanks for sharing your technique, but I have a feeling you made it sound easier than it looks! XO, Crystal

Kim Heggins said...

Such a beautiful card your gorgeous rose, it looks so real! What an amazing job of coloring too!

Jan Clothier said...

Absolutely stunning! Your colouring is masterful. I love the chevron you've added to the background.

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Stunningly beautiful, Julie! Your rose is gorgeous and your background is such a delightful addition!

Kampin' Karen said...

This card is so beautiful, Julie! Your artistic prowess shines through. I had no idea SU had a stamp like this. I like it so much better than Rose Wonder. TFS!

debby4000 said...

What a stunning easel card, beautiful floral image.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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