Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TCC92 Bold Bloom - For I Know the Plans I Have For You

Hi Friends!

Whoa, look at that striking bloom!  On my computer it shows up as a dark orange but on others a deep red…whatever the color, I was inspired by the bloom against the white curtains and blind to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card.

I decided to pull out the soon to be retired Stampin’ Up! Definitely Dahlia background stamp and paired it with a verse sentiment from Faith Medley (Verve Stamps).

My niece Katelyn will be graduating from Shepherd College this weekend (we had her graduation party this past Saturday evening) and this was the card I gave her with her gift :-) She majored in Art at Shepherd and has a more contemporary style- I thought this verse would perfect for a graduation card and the orange bloom seems a bit contemporary, don't you think?

I love to participate in online challenges and will be linking this card to the CAS-ual Fridays #198 “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #332-#333 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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 visit us at The Card Concept or visit the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using distress inks (I have the mini pads), ink up the Definitely Dahlia background stamp with Carved Pumpkin, then randomly tap on Ripe Persimmon and add a bit of Fired Brick before stamping the entire image onto a piece of white cardstock.  Clean off the stamp and re-ink the entire Definitely Dahlia with Versamark™ ink, stamp over the original image, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  (FYI- I used my MISTI™ to stamp this clear mount background image so it was easy to re-stamp the original image.  Also I had initially planned on stamping additional images over the background and then changed my mind, so the embossing step could be eliminated).

2). Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock (also die cut with the next size up stitched rectangle die).

3). De-static a piece of vellum with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from Faith Medley with archival black ink onto the vellum, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, gently tear the vellum and adhere to the card front with three brads.

4). Mount the entire card front onto a white card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Definitely Dahlia (Stampin' Up!), Faith Medley (Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™ , Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Set 1 & 2, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Ant. Pewter Brads, 1/16” Hole Punch

Well, a quick and somewhat easy CAS card :-) I am so thankful that you took the time to visit!  If you are able to join us, we would love to see your card in our Bold Bloom gallery at The Card Concept!!


irishgalkelly said...

Julie, this is beautiful!!! The big bold bloom looks fantastic in orange hues and the verse is perfect for a graduation card! Love it!!

Nancy Penir said...

Hi Julie! Just came by to tell you I loved your card in the CC lineup, and had to say, what a gorgeous stamp and layout! Wonderful verse too!

RaeDeen Bittner said...

What a beautiful card, Julie!! I love this verse! It is so encouraging in so many situations!...and perfect for your niece's graduation as well. (One of my daughter's graduation gifts was this verse printed on a sign from Hobby Lobby) The embossed Scripture is stunning over the stamped image! TFS and have a blessed day knowing God has a plan and it is good!

Julia Aston said...

A gorgeously inked big bloom on this - and the embossed verse on the vellum is perfect so as not to hide any of the flower!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is lovely, Julie. The scripture is one of great comfort for anyone struggling. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I consider it a blessing and a treat to have you play along.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Michelle W said...

Stunning card Julie! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Lisa Mensing said...

Stunning! Thank you for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, April Showers Bring May Flowers.

maria f. said...

Gorgeous. Stunning. Eyecatching. And perfect for a graduate!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Absolutely stunning and a perfect take on the pic:)

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