Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TCC107 How Beautiful A Day Can Be

Hi Friends!

It's time for The Card Concept #107 {Rainbow Cupcakes} Challenge!  The cupcakes are beautiful in the different rainbow colors and I love the dark background which inspired my card design.

I am still working on my craft room re-organization and have not had a chance to design many cards lately.  I am making an effort to use some of my retired stamps and give the older stamps some “love”.  I used the butterfly from the long ago retired Stampin’ Up! hostess set, Ageless Adornment and paired it with a digital sentiment from the Peonies Digi Stamp Set from Power Poppy by Marcella (I had this sentiment already printed and die cut in my “stash”- amazing what you find when you are able to take time to organize- lol!).

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- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the butterfly image from the retired Ageless Adornments stamp set onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

2). Once the embossing powder has cooled, watercolor the butterfky using water-based markers (I used Zig® Clean Color Markers-see colors below) and fussy cut the image.  Mount onto a piece of black cardstock and fussy cut close to the edge.  Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the butterfly wings and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white highlights.

3). Using a photo editing program, import the sentiment from the Peonies Digi Stamp Set (Poppy Power by Marcella), resize and print out onto white cardstock,  Die cut the sentiment with a stitched square die.

4). Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a white card base. 

5). Adhere the sentiment directly to the card front and mount the butterfly image with dimensional foam.  Add a few sequins to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Ageless Adornment (retired Stampin’ Up! hostess set), Peonies (digi set- Power Poppy by Marcella)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Zig® Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Purple;  Spectrum Noir™ Clear  Glitter Pen; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

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

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- Stitched Square STAX, Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Purple Sequins (Craft Medley)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Rainbow Cupcakes } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!!


Krafty Kaylin said...

love the sentiment works nicely with the butterfly image. thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Fiona said...

I love the colours you've used against the black background - it looks really stunning - I need to try and use black a bit more - thanks for joining us at TSOT

Heather said...

GORGEOUS butterfly, Julie! Love this bright splash of color, and your take on our diagonal, too, lol. Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Esther Asbury said...

What a beautiful butterfly card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

Donna Scholz said...

Your card is so beautiful, Julie! I have that same 2004 stamp set, but had never thought to use it so beautifully as you have! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Lucille K said...

Your colorful butterfly is lovely and the sentiment is so nice :)

Heather said...

this is beautiful!! I love the pop of color from that gorgeous butterfly against the dark background! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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