I have an announcement to make- this will be my last post as a SU-Only Challenge Designer :-(
It was a hard decision to make to step down from the team and it has has been my honor to be part of the SUO Challenge DT since 2013! I have enjoyed every moment and have had such a great time getting to know Robin (our coordinator) as well as the rest of the team. The challenge site will be undergoing some behind the scenes changes along with a few new DT members, so stay tuned :-)
I wanted to create a "Thank You" Card to show my appreciation for all of the hard work that Robin as well as the rest of the SUO Design Team (DT)put in each week and for my thanks to all of you who have faithfully played along with us over the years!
I am still planning on creating and posting cards but one less deadline will allow me to spend more time with my hubby (he will be having another surgery soon) and allow us to have more time to complete our other tasks at home.
I decided to create a card using a few stamp sets that I have not had a chance to ink up yet- Pretty Kitty and Bella & Friends (I think both of these sets are so cute!) and paired them with Petal Palette for an easy Clean and Layered card.
I have also incorporated the Fab Friday #133 Sketch Challenge and the A Bit More Time to Craft #64 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects or the other challenge sites, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the kitty image from Pretty Kitty with Stampin’ Archival Basic Black ink, stamp onto the prepared cardstock, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using an AquaPainter™ along with Stampin’ Up! Watercolor pencils and markers (colors listed below).
3). Die cut the image using the Big Shot™ with the Stitched Layering Framelits™, layer onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge. Cut the image at the bottom (to create rectangle- the cut area will be hidden by the sentiment).
4). Repeatedly stamp the rose image from Petal Palette using Versamark™ over a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock. Trim the panel, mount onto Basic Black cardstock before adhering to the Extra Thick Whisper White card base. Add the split Pretty Kitty image directly to the card front.
5). De-static a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, stamp the sentiment from Bella & Friends using Versamark™, apply Stampin’ Emboss® White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, hand trim and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
6). Die cut a heart from Calypso Coral cardstock using the Support Ribbon Framelits™, add to the sentiment panel and apply Clear Wink of Stella® for a bit of shimmer.
7). Finish off the card by using the White Gel Pen to add a few highlights to the flower centers.
Stamp Sets: Pretty Kitty, Petal Palette, Bella & Friends
Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Stampin’ Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers-Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Sweet Sugarplum; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo; Clear Wink of Stella®, White Gel Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Shot™, Stitched Layering Framelits™, Support Ribbon Framelits™, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to visit – I hope that you have a wonderful Easter week and stop by again soon!
This is so pretty. Love that cute kitty and the background stamping.
I know what a hard decision it is to step down. I do toy stepping down with the one company I work for, but I just don't have it in me yet. Yet, it is nice to think about.
This is one darn cute card. I keep looking at the SU set. You are an enabler--LOL.
Best of luck to you.
Such a cute card! I love the colors that you used and your stamping and design is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!
Totally adorable, Julie, with your usual perfect coloring! Love the water-marked background you created. I'll miss seeing you at SUO! But hope we still see you around the blogs! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!
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