Friday, October 4, 2019

Gifts of the Earth

Hi Friends!!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far! I had a chance to create a card this evening using a few retired stamp sets- Gifts of the Earth and Botanicals from Stampin’ Up! and Scripture Medley 4 from Verve Stamps.

I wanted to participate in a few online challenges so I incorporated Jaydee's  PP461 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The Paper Players (diagonal- Fall, Die Cut, Pumpkin) along with the Sketch Saturday #503 Sketch Challenge and the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #120 “Anything Goes” Challenge- two of the sets are at least 10 years old (Botanicals (2002) and Gifts of the Earth (2009).

Again, if you have not had a chance to drop by the above challenge sites yet, I hope you do so- fantastic inspiration from all!

Ink the pumpkin image from Gifts of the Earth using Versafine™ Onyx Black onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  

After the powder has cooled, watercolor with water-based markers and die cut with a stitched oval die.  Add the white highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.
Mount the image onto another die cut oval from espresso cardstock, distress the edges with a distressing tool.

Trim the designer paper to fit the angle of the sketch (I left a small gap at a 90 degree angle in the upper left corner in order to use my scrap of the retired Spice Cake Designer Series Paper).  Mount onto espresso cardstock and distress the edges.
Ink the Botanicals script image with espresso ink, repeatedly stamp onto a piece of mustard cardstock, trim per the sketch and heat emboss the Verve sentiment using gold embossing powder. 

Mount onto espresso cardstock on the upper and left hand side only (again I used a triangular scrap- love using my scraps!) and adhere to the front panel.

Add the strip of stitched satin ribbon (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount onto the white card base.

Add the white tea lace paper doily and mount the focal image using dimensional foam or chipboard (I have been using chipboard lately to give the larger images more stability). 
Add a few olive green buttons with hemp twine for the centers to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Gifts of the Earth, Botanicals (both retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 4 (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Daffofil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, More Mustard, Soft Suede

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, retired More Mustard; retired Spice Cake DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™ , MFT A2 Stitched Ovals STAX, Ovals;  AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1” Stitched Chocolate Satin Ribbon, retired Old Olive buttons, Chocolate Polished Hemp Twine, White Tea Lace Paper Doily, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a chance to be creative, it is such great therapy!


Jaydee said...

Julie, I love all these elements and how you brought them together. It's a cold, dull day here in Mn and looking at your card makes me feel warmer; the colors are deep and warm. So glad you shared this with us at the Players this week

Brent Scheffer said...

Wonderful vintage card!

StampingJudy said...

beautiful! It makes me want to go see if I still have that set!

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