Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TCC90 The Lord Directs His Steps

Hi Friends!!

Woohoo! It’s time for the new #90 Sweet Treat Challenge at The Card Concept!   Look at those gorgeous cupcakes- the flowers look so real, don’t they? 

I was inspired by the bright spring colors of berry, yellow ad blue as well as the pretty flowers to create a Mixed Media card.  

Don't be frightened of Mixed Media- usually it is a card using two different inks  and/or mediums (in this case archival ink, distress inks and markers, white paint pen, glitter pen) plus other mediums (I used heat embossing and stenciling on this card). 

Since I add heat embossing to almost every one of my cards lately, they all qualify as Mixed Media :-)

Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (or you can combine several styles for your own style).

If you have not had a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team cards at The Card Concept or visit the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the floral image from Rhododendron (Technique Tuesday) with archival 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, color the flowers with distress inks, markers and other water-based markers (colors noted in card recipe below).  Add a few highlights to the flower centers with an extra fine white paint marker. Fussy-cut and set aside.

2). Stamp the verse sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps) with archival 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, die cut with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of berry cardstock.

3). For the panels on the background, die cut various rectangles from yellow and white cardstock (dies are listed below), layer onto berry cardstock, add the hemp twine strands (wrapping the ends behind the panel) before mounting onto the white card base.

4). Add the sentiment panel and the fussy cut floral image with dimensional foam to the card front.

5).  Use a stencil with a stencil brush to add distress ink over all the panels.

6). Adhere the hemp twine bow with button.  Add pearls to the corner of the sentiment and upper right-hand corner of the card.

7). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flowers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Rhododendron (Technique Tuesday), Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn; Tim Holtz® Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Zig© Clean Real Color Markers- Light Pink, Green; SU! Markers- Blush Blossom, Berry Burst; Spectrum Noir® Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst; retired So Saffron and Soft Sky Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 1 & 2, Horizontal Stitched Strips STAX, Stitched Square STAX; Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Claritystamps™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box Heartwood Stencil, Polished Hemp Twine, retired SU! Button, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by! I had fun designing this card and hope you will have a chance to come play along with us at The Card Concept!!


Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...always love what you do with flowers, they are gorgeous! Your sentiment is sweet and so perfect!

Darlene said...

WOW ... absolutely beautiful! Fabulous design, coloring and use of twine! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘TWINE’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty! I love the sentiment~

Fiona said...

Lovely vibrant colours - thanks for joining us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely use of twine, your creativity is fabulous.. Thanks for entering and showing your beautiful work at our "USE TWINE" Challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck in the draw.  Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Diane said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully colored! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Jenny Engelke said...

Your card is chock full of so many beautiful elements, Julie! The faint look of the stencil gives kind of a vintage feel. Love It! Thanks for sharing it with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card! I love the bright colors, the twine, and that great verse!

I'd love for you to link up to the Cropstop challenge this month. It's an Anything Goes Challenge as long as you use a product from one of the companies they carry in the store (You did!)
Here's the link:

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a stunning card, Julie! I love every single loving detail and that stamp is gorgeous!! Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you can join us again soon.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my, such a beautiful flower, beautifully colored. This is simply stunning and a wonderful design! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Twine Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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Stampin by Genny said...

Beautiful greeting and wonderful colors! I love the technique you used on the flowers. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

brrenwick said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors! Thank you for playing along with us at HSS!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Beautiful card, I love the coloring of your flower! Thanks for playing along with the HSS.

Michelle Lupton said...

Lovely spring card! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog :)

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