Tuesday, October 29, 2019
This card was designed using the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Heartspeak (for the focal image) and the sentiment is from the retired Doily Blessings stamp set(Our Daily Bread Designs).
I have always loved this little bird image with its ruffled appearance and I wanted to give this stamp set some "love" (I have not inked this stamp since 2015). When I was re-organizing my craft room this summer, I found the embossed lacy die cut along with the embossed blue and yellow panels in my stash . Because most of the background had already been die cut and embossed, this was a fairly quick and easy card to create!
I was inspired by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 October Sketch for the layout (I did modify the sketch a bit with the addition of the circle sentiment) and am also participating with TheHouse That Stamps Built #0919 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (far left column down- Wildlife, Texture, Stencil) and the Word Art Wednesday #410-#411 “Anything Goes”Challenge.
If you have not had the opportunity, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- great inspiration from all!
To create this card:
Ink the bird with the basket image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto a piece of prepared white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor with water-based markers (see colors below) and die cut with a stitched circle die. Mount onto a circle die cut from espresso cardstock.
Repeat the steps above with the sentiment image.
Use a stencil brush along with a flourish stencil to apply tumbled glass distress oxide ink over the sky area around the bird as well as the sentiment. Carefully wipe off the excess ink from the sentiment.
Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx. 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜” and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock (4 ¼” x 5 ½”). Mount the entire panel onto a white card base.
Trim two pieces of light blue cardstock and emboss both with a textured embossing folder. Mount onto espresso cardstock and add directly to the card front.
Die cut and emboss a piece of espresso cardstock using the largest die from Layered Lacey Square Dies (Divinity Designs LLC). Trim a piece of white cardstock to fit the interior of the die cut, trim a piece of saffron cardstock to fit the interior of the white square and emboss the saffron cardstock with the same textured embossing folder used for the light blue pieces in the step above.
Mount the entire layered square onto the card front with dimensional foam or chipboard.
Mount the focal image along with the sentiment onto the card front with dimensional foam or chipboard.
Use a clear glitter pen on the birds along with a white gel pen for highlights for the flower centers to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Heartspeak (retired Stampin’ Up!), Doily Blessings (retired Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Hotlz™ Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, Stampin’ Write Markers- Bashful Blue, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi, Wink of Stella™ Clear Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Textured Embossing Folder (retired Stampin’ Up!), Dies- MFT Stitched Circle STAX, Sizzix Circles, Divinity Designs LLC Layered Lacey Squares; Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, AquaPainter, Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box™ Flourish Stencil
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- you are all such an encouragement to me!!
May the blessings of the LORD be upon you this week :-)