Monday, June 18, 2018

Clean and Simple- Special Blend

Hi Friends!

 I hope all of you are having a fun June so far!  I have been busy organizing my stamping area lately - sometimes I can get so caught up in the process that I lose track of time.  A bit like stamping, but if I do not make the organization a priority at time, I will not be able to find anything- lol!!

I did take some time out ot create a few cards and today I am sharing a quick card designed with the previously released stamp set, Special Blend from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!  I love all of the fun images and sentiments in this set, don’t you? Perfect for coffee cards, encouragement, friendship, birthday and so many other occasions!

For this card, I decided to keep it Clean and Simple (CAS) and decided to incorporate the following challenges into the design: CAS Colours and Sketches #276 Sketch Challenge and the  CASOLOGY #304 Pearl Challenge (it is hard to see in the photo but the striped background paper has a pearlized finish as well as the pearls in the corners of the sentiment). 
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- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1).  Using archival black ink, stamp the cup and sentiment images from Special Blend onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, color the cup image with water-based markers and fussy-cut.

2). Die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

3). Using a piece of pre-embossed designer paper, sponge distress ink over the non-embossed areas to create the striped background.  Trim and mount onto black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.

4). Add the sentiment panel directly to the card front and mount the cup image with dimensional foam.

5). Use a glitter pen to add shimmer to cup image and add a few pearls to the corners of the sentiment to finish off the card.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black,  retired Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1 Dies, Sponge Dauber, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope all of you have a great week and stop by again soon!


Sharon said...

Such a sweet card Julie in lovely colours. Unfortunately the patterned paper on the background has covered up the clear, clean, unpatterned space that we love to see lots of on CAS cards at Less is More, but I bet the pearlized finish on it looks fab in real life. Thanks for letting us see this. xx

Wei said...

It's perfect for a friend, Julie! And Fabulous take on the sketch, too. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Please come back with us again.

Joyce said...

A really pretty card, and I love the placement of your pearls. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bright, happy colors! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Sweet message and touch of pearls in the corners. Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.

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