Monday, May 20, 2019

TCC115 Log Cabin Quilt



Hi Friends!

In creating my card for The Card Concept #115 {Mosaic Madness} Challenge  I ended up designing three cards based on the inspiration photo.  

That’s how it works for me sometimes- I will be inspired to create and will design several cards, then I have to choose my favorite for the Design Team post :-)  

While I am pleased with the way this card turned out, I felt that the initial card that I chose for the DT post (here) was a better interpretation of the mosiac medallions in the inspiration photo :-)

I love the patterns and colors of the inspiration photo and they reminded me of a quilt.  I had not used the Divinity Designs LLC Log Cabin Quilt stamp image in quite a while and decided to pair it with a verse sentiment from God Verses 2 (a set that I had not inked at all yet), plus I was able to finally use an embossing folder that I have owned for months and never used before!

I love to participate in online challenges and will be linking this card to the Simon Says Wednesday “Stitches” Challenge  (faux stitching on my card)  along with the Word Art Wednesday #386-#387 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Score and fold a piece of 4.25” x 11” heavy white cardstock in half.  Emboss a piece of designer paper with the quilt embossing folder, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock, trim once more to approx. 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜”.  Add the piece of white crochet lace and a strip of 5/8” espresso satin ribbon (wrapping the ends of the ribbon to the back of the panel).  Mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

2).  De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp quilt image from Log Cabin (Divinity Designs LLC formerly Our Daily Bread Designs) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with water-based markers.

3). Fussy cut the quilt image and mount onto a piece of white cardstock die cut with a stitched square die.  Mount the quilt onto the card front using dimensional foam.

A closer look at the quilt image and the stitched elements
4).  De-static another scrap piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from God Verses 2 (Divinity Designs LLC formerly Our Daily Bread Designs) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the sentiment with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge.

5).  Mount the sentiment onto the card front and add a few buttons with strips of cardstock (for the “thread”) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Log Cabin Quilt, God Verses 2 (both Divinity Designs LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso; misc. designer paper (pumpkin color- cannot recall manufacturer)

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™,  Quilt Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!), My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle and Square Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 5/8” Early Espresso Ribbon (retired SU!), White Crochet Lace (from my stash), Misc. retired SU! buttons

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Mosaic Madness} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, May 27th at noon (EDT).

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TCC115 Mosaic Madness



Hi Friends!


Look at this great photo? I absolutely love all the bright colors and the patterns- they inspired my Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card!

As I mentioned in my previous posts, I have such a large collection of stamps of which many of them have never been inked or not inked  in years, so I am trying to give them some “love”.   

I created this card with a set that I have never inked yet from Joy Clair Stamps – Paisley Bouquet and paired it with a digital sentiment that was in my stash from Power Poppy by Marcella.


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- such gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Score and fold a piece of 4.25” x 11” heavy white cardstock in half.  Cut a piece of turquoise and white cardstock, both to 2 ¼ x 5 ¼” .  Emboss both with a Mandala embossing folder, mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock, add a strip of espresso cardstock to cover the seam before mounting the entire panel onto the white card base.

2).  De-static another piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the main image from Paisley Bouquet (Joy Clair Stamps) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with water-based markers.

3). Die cut the colored image with an oval die.  Also cut two additional ovals from espresso cardstock (using the same size oval as the main image), layer the two espresso ovals together to create a small frame for the main oval image.  Layer together and adhere to the card front using dimensional foam.

4). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals (difficult to see in the photo) and an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights and details to some of the flowers.

5). Using a software program (I use the retired My Digital Studio  from Stampin' Up! but you could use Word®  or another photo editing software program), import the digi stamp image, re-size and print out onto white cardstock.  Trim the sentiment, create the flag ends, layer onto espresso cardstock (trim again to match) and mount onto the card front using dimensional foam.

6). Using distress oxide ink along with a flourish stencil, stencil around the main image and over the sentiment.

7). Add a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Paisley Bouquet (Joy Clair Stamps), Rose and Chamomile (digi stamp- Power Poppy by Marcella)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Printer Ink; Zig ® Markers- Clean Color Real Brush- 031 Cobalt Blue, 050- Yellow, 070- Orange, FB- #036 Lt. Blue, #060- Deep Brown; Tim Holtz™ Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White and Extra Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise (all Stampin' Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, Darice™ Mandala Embossing Folder, Sizzix™ Ovals Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Memory Box™ Flourish Stencil, Claritystamps™ Stencil Brush, Rhinestones

Thank you, again, for taking the time to stop by!  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).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Mosaic Madness} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, May 27th at noon (EDT).

I hope you will be inspired to create a card and join us at The Card Concept!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

TCC114 Be Joyful



Hi Friends!


Isn’t this a fun photo? I absolutely love all the bright colors of the galoshes as well as the wooden fence and was inspired by the garden theme/colors to create a One Layer Clean and Simple (CAS) card! 

As I mentioned before, I have such a large collection of stamps that have either not been inked in years (if ever), so I am trying to give them some “love”.   

I could not find a suitable garden boot image in my massive stash:-)  so I decided pulled out a very old Stampin’ Up! image from the Friendship Gardens stamp set (retired in 2006) with a sentiment from Verve Stamps (also retired).  

In addition to The Card Concept Challenge, I am also linking this card to the Addicted to Stamps and More #339 CAS Challenge, the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #109 “Anything Goes”Challenge (the Friendship Gardens image is at least 13 years old and the Verve sentiment is well over a year as well) and the Word Art Wednesday #384-#385“Anything Goes” Challenge. 

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- such wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Score and fold a piece of 4.25” x 11” heavy white cardstock in half.  De-static the card front with an embossing powder tool, stamp the garden image using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the garden image using water-based markers (the colors I used are listed below) along with a water brush to blend the color.

3). Ink the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink and stamp onto the card front.

4). To finish off the card, use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals (difficult to see in the photo) and a black fine line pen to add definition to the soil line.

Stamp Sets:  Friendship Gardens (Stampin’ Up!), Good Work (Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Memento™ Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso. Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Pink Pirouette, Pineapple Punch, Soft Suede ; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Pilot™ V5 Extra Fine Black Gel Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White- Extra Thick

Tools/Accessories: AquaPainter™

Thank you, again, for taking the time to stop by!  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).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Galoshes Galore} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, May 13th at noon (EDT).

Friday, April 26, 2019

Dream Come True


Hi Friends!

This evening I am sharing a bridal shower card that I created for one of my twin niece (her wedding colors were burgundy, gold and blush pink).

I will be linking this card to the Double Trouble “Splish Splash” Challenge  (use some form of water- I used watercolor in the background) , the Joy of Sets #004 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (this card features all of the rows in the entire Tic-Tac-Toe chart),  along with the Word Art Wednesday #384-#385 “AnythingGoes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from their Design Teams as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of vellum with an embossing powder tool, stamp the image from Wonderful Moments with Versamark™ ink, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, use a water brush to apply Cherry Cobbler ink on the back side of the vellum around the stamped image.  Use markers to color the flowers with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker. 

3).  Emboss a piece of white cardstock with a lace embossing folder, die cut the oval shape from the center.  Mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock 

4). Add the satin ribbon bow to the top part of the oval, mount the entire card front onto a white card base.

5). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Wonderful Moments with Versamark™ ink, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Die cut with an stitched oval die and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6). Add a few pearls around the sentiment to finish off the card.
  
Stamp Sets: Wonderful Moments (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin’ Write Cherry Cobbler Marker

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Stitched Oval STAX, Oval Dies (retired SU!). Crafters Companion™ Ornate Lace Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, 5/8” Dark Cherry Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a creative weekend!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

He Is Risen #3



Hi Friends!

This is another Easter card that I designed using the cross image from the retired Easter Morn stamp set (Stampin’ Up!). 

 I chose this image since it reflects the true meaning of Easter.   "Believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" Acts 16:31a.  I am so thankful that I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1996 and know that I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.  Alleluia- What a Savior!!

I have created several different card designs with the same main cross image.  I will be posting them throughout the week and if you are interested, here are the other posts so far-  

I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) mixed media card for the Less Is More #393 "Subtle Colours" Challenge.


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed the images before using the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Use a score board to score lines on the front of the card panel at 1 ¼”, 1 ⅜”, 3 ⅛ “ and 3 ¼”.  It is a bit difficult to see the score lines in the photo but they are there :-)
  
4). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

5).  To finish off the card- use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.
Stamp Sets: Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool , Scoring Tool, Scoring Board, AquaPainter™

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!!   Hugs and I hope you can visit again soon!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

He Is Risen #2



Hi Friends!

This is another Easter card that I designed using the cross image from Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!) – if you are interested, another design using the same image was posted here and here. 


If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed the images before using the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out all of the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Emboss the front panel with an embossing folder.

4). Emboss another panel of white cardstock using a lace embossing folder, cut the strips for the vertical layers of the sketch and mount onto white cardstock.  Use the remaining part of the embossed panel for the horizontal layer (also mounting it onto white cardstock). 

5).  Adhere the horizontal layer to the card front and add the vertical strips (using dimensional foam). 

6). Die cut a circle and a doily from white cardstock, layer and mount onto the front of the card base.

7). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

8).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Easter Morn (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool , Big Shot™, Harlequin and Lace Dynamic Embossing Folders, Circle Dies (retired SU!), Doily Die (Divinity Designs, LLC)

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

He Is Risen


Hi Friends!

I hope all of you had a fabulous Easter Weekend and Resurrection Sunday!!  

I am still working on my goal of using stamps and products that I have already in my “collection” and created several Easter cards using the cross image from Easter Morn (a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set).

This card I paired with a sentiment from the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Crazy About You and am participating with a few online challenges- the sketch from CASE This Sketch #318 (Retro #218) Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday 04/17 Spring Mood Board Challenge (I was inspired by the multi colored flowers) and the Try It On Tuesday “Springtime” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge galleries yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the cross image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing has cooled, color the cross image using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut the image and set aside.  (FYI- I stamped nine images on a piece of 8 ½” x 11” white cardstock, stamped and embossed all of the images and used the Brother Scan-n-Cut to cut out all of the images.)

3). Fold a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” piece of white cardstock in half for the card base.  Use a score board to score lines on the front panel – score at 1 ¼”, 1 ⅜”, 3”, 3 ⅛”. 

4). Mount the cross image using dimensional foam.

5).  De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the “Happy Easter” from Crazy About You with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Create the banner ends and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

6).  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the petals, cross and dove.  Add white highlights to the flower centers with a white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Easter Morn, Crazy About You (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Gable Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie™ Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Score Board, Scoring Tool, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool 

Thanks again for stopping by!!   I am planning on sharing a few more of the cards designed with the same cross image throughout the week- hopefully you will have a chance to visit again soon!

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