Saturday, February 10, 2018

Spring Blossoms Birthday

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing another quick mixed media card designed using the February release stamp set, Spring Blossoms along with the previously released tamp set, Typewriter Text Background 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!!

 I enjoy playing along with weekly challenges so I incorporated the Just Add Ink #395 Inspiration Challenge (inspired by the colors with the white and black shadows), the Tic-Tac-Toe #034 Challenge (center row across- Die-Cut, Emboss, Floral), the International Art & Soul #026 “Texture” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #320-#321 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

 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 tulip image from Spring Blossoms with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with water-based markers (see colors below in the card recipe) and fussy-cut the image.

3). Die cut and emboss a piece of black cardstock with an elegant rectangle die, de-static the center of the rectangle with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Typewriter Text Background with embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.

4). Die cut a piece of white cardstock and polka dot designer paper with a stitched rectangle die, mount the white die cut onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of melon cardstock. Add the embossed elegant rectangle panel onto the card front.

5). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Spring Blossoms with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with a stitched rectangle die and adhere to the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Add the triple ribbon checked bow (wrap the ends behind the card front).  Add the fussy-cut tulip with dimensional foam and mount the entire card front onto the white card front.

7). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petal and add a few pearls to finish off the card.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™; Stampin’ Write Markers- Blushing Bride, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive;  Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired designer series paper

Acessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- A2 Stitched  Rectangle STAX Dies Set 1, Horizontal Stitched Strip; Spellbinders™ Timeless Rectangles Dies, Embossing Buddy®,  White and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls, 3/8” Black and White Checked Ribbon

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


Joanne Stubbings said...

Wow Julie, so much gorgeous detail in this card! Loving the many different types of layers and that beautiful flower! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink!

NMWatt said...

I love how the frame and flower elements bring a touch of modern to the gingham and polkadot patterns. Thanks for joining us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Nikki Spencer said...

The pink/black combination is very striking Julie and the details are perfect! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

Lovely detail Julie - I especially like your cute little gingham bow, very cute. Chantell Just Add Ink

CG said...

What a stunning card. Thank you for sharing the design details. Thank you for joining us at International Art and Soul! Best, CG

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations on a well earned Honourable Mention at Just Add Ink! Your card is gorgeous~

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