Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Nothing Is Impossible

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a quick Clean and Simple (CAS) mixed media card designed using the February release stamp set,  Spring Blossoms along with the previously released stamp set, Be Encouraged from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

The  Spring Blossoms Clear Stamp Set has so many great sentiments as well as the beautiful tulip and daffodil images and is part of the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps February release.

Also, don’t forget the February stamp of the month is Hoppy Easter- it is so cute!! For every $60 purchase (not including discounts or shipping), you can receive this stamp set free until the end of February.  Plus, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has free shipping and handling on your $75 order (in the US) so this is a great deal!!

 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). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the daffodil image from  Spring Blossoms with embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with alcohol markers, water-based markers and watercolor pencils (I went a little crazy and kept adding color- see all of the colors and items used in the card recipe below:-)).  Use a stencil with ink from the water-based markers and watercolor pencil to add subtle stenciling to the background.

3). To partial cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, trim around the left hand side of the flower, lift up the petals and place the stitched die over the panel and die cut. 

4). De-static the panel again with the embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Be Encouraged with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

5). Mount the die cut panel on an angle onto the card front using dimensional foam.  Mount the entire card front onto the white card base.

6). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and background (it is so hard to photograph the shimmer but it is there :-)).  Add a few sequins to finish off the card.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™; Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach; Derwent® Watercolor  #33 Light Blue Pencil; Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- GY1, GY2, BO2, VB2, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper/ Cardstock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Acessories/ Tools: Big Shot™, MFT A2 Stitched  Rectangle STAX Dies Set 2, Embossing Buddy®,  White and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memory Box Chevron Stencil, Sequins- Craft Medley

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Julie B said...

The daffodil looks fab against the soft blue background.
Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Julie, what a pretty card for spring...and just what we need about now! Your coloring is fantastic and I am in awe at how you used so many different color mediums to achieve such a pretty result. Thanks for sharing with us at the TTTC this week.

Ina G said...

Beautiful card Julie. That daffodil is stunning against that awesome background. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.

Wilma de Korte said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday!

lynda said...

Such a beautiful springy card, Julie! Love the texture you've achieved, and that fabulous background. I think I NEED to get that verse set from Sweet & Sassy, it has some lovely phrases in it. And that flower set!

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