Sunday, May 6, 2018

Refresh My Soul

Hi Friends!

I am sharing another card that I designed using the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release stamp sets, Refresh My Soul and May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts.

I love the cute cactus images as well as the sentiments in the Refresh My Soul stamp set- perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, Bible Art Journaling and so much more!  Also, the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts has so many possibilities for sentiments- a wonderful set to add to your "stash" :-)

Also, don’t forget that you can receive the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free with a net $75 US$ order (after all discounts and before shipping) plus any net $75 US receives free shipping! 
Plus, if you love the new release as much as I do, you can order the Early Bird Pre-Order for $75 (US$) by May 9th, save over $10 off the regular price plus receive the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts free along with free shipping and handling- what a great deal!

I enjoy participating in online challenges- they help me stretch my creativity a bit and get out of my “box”, so to speak.  I used the Freshly Made Sketches FMS335 Sketch for the layout and am also participating with the Just Add Ink “Just Add ‘O’” (O= Oval) along with the Dragonfly Journeys #117 “Just Add Sequins” 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 various cactus images from Refresh My Soul with archival black ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Watercolor the images with water-based markers and fussy-cut each image.

2). Die cut a stitched oval from a piece of white cardstock. Die cut another oval from the next largest die from black cardstock. 

3). Die cut another piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die.  Emboss the rectangle panel and oval with a woodgrain embossing folder.  Mount the die ovals together and mount the stitched rectangle panel onto the black card front.  Adhere both to the white card base.

4). De-static a scrap piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiments from Scripty Thoughts with embossing ink onto the prepared cardstock, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Trim the sentiment apart.

5). Loop a bit of metallic gold thread onto the card front, adhere the fussy cut cacti images along with the sentiment to the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the images and finish off the card with a few blue sequins.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Zig® Clean Color Markers- Green, Lt. Green, Pink, Purple, Blue, Lt. Blue; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (both Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched Oval STAX, A2 Rectangle Dies Set #1 &2; Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Folder,  Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Blue Sequins, Gold Metallic Thread

 Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit! Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Jan said...

This is so pretty, Julie! Your oval frame really grounds your scene and your colouring of the cacti is so beautiful - I love the pops of pink and aqua to contrast with the soothing greens and neutrals. Such a lovely sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! Your colouring is just superb! Those cacti are fabulous - you've created a wonderfully detailed card. thanks for joining us at JAI and FMS this week!

KimB said...

I just love the vibrant colours you used for your cacti and their pots Julie, so happy and fresh against that white background. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Jeannie said...

Hi Julie! My goodness this is just so pretty and I love the bright colors against the black and white. This is sure to brighten someones day. Thanks so much for joining my 'Just Sequins' blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

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