Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept #101 {Rustic Fall}- Give Thanks

Hi Friends!

I absolutely love this wonderful inspiration photo that Lesley, the creator of The Card Concept Challenge,  chose with the vintage dark blue truck and gorgeous pumpkins- don't you?  

I was inspired by the color of the pumpkins as well as the other autumn colors to create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card using digital images from Power Poppy along with traditional watercolor and other techniques.

I am also participating with the Simon Says Work It Wednesday October "Give Thanks" Challenge along with the As You Like It “Favourite Halloween or Autumnal Colors” (I absolutely love all of the oranges, yellows and reds of autumn on the East Coast :-)) and the Word Art Wednesday #358-#359 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

***  Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a suggestion 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 the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulousl inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using a photo editing software (I used the retired My Digital Studio™ from SU!), import the digital images from Painted Pumpkins and Bittersweet Wreath (both Power Poppy by Marcella), re-size as needed and print out onto white cardstock (this cardstock was from my stash and has a linen finish).

2). Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks along with various water-based markers,  watercolor the Painting Pumpkins digital image until you're satisfied with the results (I will list the items used below in the card recipe). Use a waterproof marker to draw a table edge, trim the image and use a distressing tool to distress the edges.  Apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink with a sponge dauber along the edges and distressing with the small splatter image (Timeless Textures-SU!).   Mount the finished image onto a piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock and distress the edges with a distressing tool.

3). Die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto Not Quite Navy cardstock (retired SU!), distress the edges of the Not Quite Navy layer with a distressing tool, sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and add a bit of splatter with the Timeless Textures stamp.

4). Distress the edges of a piece of patterned paper (I used a piece from my stash), apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges, mount the panel onto a piece of retired Not Quite Navy cardstock and distress the edges of the cardstock as well.

5). Die cut a piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock with one of the MFT Stitched Horizontal Strip Dies, split the die cut (the split will be covered with the sentiment panel) and mount the pieces onto the distressed panel.  Adhere the pieces of dark brown polished hemp twine (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount the entire panel onto a white card base.

6). Mount the main image onto the card front as well as the sentiment using dimensional foam.   Add the looped polished hemp twine bow with the pumpkin button (I used hot glue to adhere the bow).

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

 Stamp Sets: Painted Pumpkins, Bittersweet Wreath (Power Poppy), Timeless Textures (Stampin Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Smokey Slate; Arteza™ Real Brush Markers- A146 Olive Green, A167 Ocean Blue, A140- Cadium Orange, A112- Orange, A178- Ginger, A102- Chocolate; Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Crazed Pumpkin; Spectrum Noir™ Glitter Pen, Sharpie®  Extra Fine Black Marker

Cardstock/Paper: Not Quite Navy (retired SU!), designer paper (Authentique- not sure of collection), misc. linen and HD white cardstock from my stash (for images and base)

Tools/Accessories:  My Digital Studio™ (retired SU!), Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Dies-Stitched A2 Rectangle, Stitched Horizontal Strip; Distressing Tool, Polished Hemp Twine, retired Pumpkin Pie button (SU!), Printer

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you will join us for our {RusticFall} Challenge at The Card Concept- we would love to see your card in our gallery!!


thecraftycavalier said...

Love this warm Autumn inspired card. Thank you for sharing it with us at As You Like It, Jayne x

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! Love, love, love your amazing coloring on these fun pumpkins!

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