Wednesday, October 9, 2019

TCC121 Cast Your Cares

Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits} Challenge!  I love this inspiration photo and was inspired by the train station, the colors and textures of the luggage as well as the brick wall to create a Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card!

Since I have not used the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU!) Traveler stamp set in a while, I decided to pull out the locomotive image (well, it is a train station, right?) and paired it with a sentiment from the retired Faith Medley stamp set from Verve Stamps.

I used the MojoMonday #424 Sketch Challenge for the layout (since Julee Tilman is the designer of the sketch challenge as well as the stamp set, I just had to play along with her challenge- sending hugs Julee!) and will also be linking to the Word Art Wednesday #408-#409 “Anything Goes”Challenge.

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!

The locomotive image was stamped onto prepared white cardstock with Versafine™ Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Once the embossing powder had cooled, the image was water-colored with SU! Markers and Distress Ink (see colors below) using a water brush to soften the edges before die cutting with a stitched circle die.  Layer the image onto a die cut circle from espresso cardstock.

Emboss two pieces of retired designer paper (SU! Howlstooth & Herrinbone) with different embossing folders, lightly sand the embossing and mount onto espresso cardstock.  (I used the Tim Holtz™ Alterations Air Mail on the left panel and the retired SU! Boho Chic on the other panel).

Layer the embossed designer paper panels onto the white card front (die cut with a stitched rectangle die) and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock. 

Sponge a bit of distress ink over the edges, add the satin ribbon strips with the pewter ribbon glides (the glides reminded me of the straps on the luggage) and wrap the ends of the ribbon behind the panel before mounting onto the white card base.

Heat emboss the sentiment onto white cardstock (in the same manner as the locomotive), hand trim and mount onto espresso cardstock.

Use the splatter stamp to add a bit of distressing.  Mount the locomotive and sentiment with dimensional foam (or chipboard, lately I have preferred chipboard since I have an abundance from designer paper packs). 

Finish off the card by using a silver paint pen to add a bit of silver to the locomotive’s metal parts. 

Stamp Sets:  Traveler, Timeless Textures (retired SU!), Faith Medley (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Memento™ Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz™ Distress Ink- Frayed Burlap and Hickory Smoke; Stampin’ Write Markers- Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Espresso; Silver Paint Marker (retired SU!)

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso; retired SU! Designer Series Paper- Howlstooth & Herringbone

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- Stitched A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, Stitched Circle STAX; Sixxiz™ Circle Dies; Embossing Folders- TH Alterations Airmail, SU! retired Boho Chic; AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ⅝” Espresso Satin Ribbon, Pewter Ribbon Slides

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Adventure Awaits}  photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see your interpretation and what design style(s) you decide to choose :-) The challenge is open until Monday, October 21st. 

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