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!


Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous, and SO creative Julie. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Word Art Wednesday

LeAnne said...

Wow this is beautiful, Julie! It works with that astounding challenge photo perfectly! Love the subtle background, too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber! Hope to see you again soon!

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