Thursday, October 17, 2019

Those Who Are Wise

Hi Friends!

I decided to design another card inspired by the masculine theme and textures  in The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits} Challenge and chose to create this card in the Shabby/Vintage style :-)

I have owned the Pastor & Ministry Appreciation stamp set from Stamp Simply for a few months now as well as the Carabelle Studio Hilbou (Owl image) for over a year and this is the first time I had a chance to ink either one.

In addition to The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits} Challenge, I am also linking this card to the 2 Crafty Critters Crazies #31  “Anything Goes” Challenge, the Sunday Stamps #215 "Fall Harvest" Color Challenge (I used Pumpkin, Mustard ,Dark Charcoal, Gray and White) and the A Place to Start Challenge October 2019 "Create Your Own Challenge" (Column 1- Image, Sentiment, DSP, Column 2- Die, Embossing (Heat and Dry), Column 3- Embossing Powder, Column 4- Bling and Column 5- Ribbon, Twine, Stitching (Faux) ).

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 wonderful inspiration from all!

The owl and sentiment were both stamped onto prepared white cardstock with Versafine™ Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Once the embossing powder had cooled, the owl  was water-colored with SU! Markers and Distress Ink (see colors below) using a water brush. Add shimmer to the eyes with a clear glitter pen and once dried, add white highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.

Both the verse sentiment and owl were die cut with a stitched oval die., then layered onto another oval cut from espresso cardstock.

Emboss two pieces of retired designer paper with same embossing folder,  lightly sand the embossing, distress the edges and mount onto espresso cardstock. 

Adhere the crocheted lace and cover the edge with a piece of 1” stitched chocolate satin ribbon over the edges of the designer paper, wrap the edges behind the panel. Mount the panel onto the white card front.

Adhere the owl and the sentiment layers with dimensional foam (or chipboard).  Adhere the knotted twine and a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Pastor & Ministry Appreciation (Stamp Simply), Hilbou (Carabelle Studio)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz™ Tea Dye Distress Ink; Stampin’ Write Markers- Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Clear Glitter Pen, Extra White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso; retired Designer Series Paper- Howlstooth and Scaringbone (Stampin' Up!), misc paper (Anna Griffin)

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things™ Dies- Stitched Oval STAX, Sixxiz™ Oval Dies; retired Stampin’ Up! Lacy Brocade Embossing; Sanding Block, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1” Stitched Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Crochet Lace, Polished Hemp Twine, Rhinestones

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 you chose!! The challenge is open until Monday, October 21st. 


Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Julie!
Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this month at a Place to Start! I am so impressed with your creative use of our challenge board. I just love the visual impact of the knotted twine on the ribbon of your focal grouping. It definitely elevates the design and provides a smooth visual transition from the brown/tan upper section to the darker lower portion and that lovely lace. This is a wonderful concept that has been masterfully executed. Thanks, again for accepting our challenge. We hope to see more of your work!
Chana Malkah, Owner
A Place to Start Challenge
613 Avenue Create Challenge

Heather said...

Wow, what a GORGEOUS owl! Your coloring is amazing here, so life-like, and all your extra details make for a very rich card! Wonderful sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning owl, Julie, and I love the sentiment. Gorgeous lace! Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Rachelle Oltean said...

This card is fantastic! I love the layers and the added dimension you have achieved with the lace/knotting on the twine. That is such a beautiful owl image and it works so well with the verse. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at APTS!
Rachelle - DT : )

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Stunning! Love your overall design and sentiment. Thanks for playing with us this month at A Place To Start Challenge and over @ 613 Avenue Create. AJ DT APSTC // 613AC

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