Wednesday, April 17, 2019

TCC113 A Living Hope

Hi Friends!

Doesn’t this photo showcase Spring?  I love the colors of the flowers, the greenery  as well as the Easter theme.  

This weekend we will be celebrating Good Friday as well as Resurrection Sunday so  
I decided to focus on the real meaning of Easter and create a Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card!

The scripture verse used on this card (from the Stamp Simply set, Mercy) is a reminder that Christ has given us a living hope in His resurrection!  We have a living Savior- the Lord Jesus Christ offers the free gift of salvation to all who truly believe and put their faith and trust in Christ alone for forgiveness of their sins!  Alleluia, what a Savior!!

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 two pieces of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the floral image from Very Vintage (current Stampin’ Up! hostess) onto one piece and the verse sentiment from Mercy (Stamp Simply)  onto the other piece, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the flower images using water-based markers (the colors I used are listed below).  Once you are satisfied with the coloring, trim the floral panel into a rectangle and die cut the sentiment with a stitched circle die.

3). Using a water brush, apply Vintage Photo distress ink to the background of the floral image as well as the sentiment (I was inspired also by the wooden table in the photo for this step).  Mount the rectangle focal image onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge.  Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a circle die and mount the sentiment.

4). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a rectangle stitched die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock.  Add the strip of designer paper to the bottom edge, add the white crochet trim and wrap a piece of 1” black satin ribbon over the top of the lace trim.

5). Mount the focal image using dimensional foam or chipboard.  Add the sentiment also with chipboard or foam.

6).  To finish off the card- add a few pearls to the corners of the background panel as well as the sentiment.  Use a  clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white highlights to the floral centers.

Stamp Sets:  Very Vintage (Stampin’ Up!), Mercy (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers-Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, retired Wild Wasabi, Green Gable, Wisteria Wonder; Tim Holtz® Vintage Photo Distress; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Stampin’ Up! Park Lane Designer Series Paper

Tools/Accessories:  Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX, Stitched Circles, ODBD Dies- Circles; AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chipboard, White Crochet Lace, 1” Black Satin Ribbon

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  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 {Spring Celebration} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, April 29th at noon (EDT).


JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Julie. Love the pretty floral image and the perfect sentiment for the true meaning of Easter. TFS

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This card is so very pretty! I love how you did the flowers and how they really look like they're popping off the page! You created such an amazing feeling of depth and dimensions there. Love the addition of lace, too! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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