Saturday, November 30, 2019
The Wilderness Awaits
I am having so much fun using some of my neglected stamps! When I pull out a stamp set that I have not inked up in a while, I have decided to ink several of the images so I can create more than one card from the set.
This weekend, I am sharing one of the cards that I designed with the retired Stampin’ Up! The Wilderness Awaits stamp set. I love the naturalistic images in this set and especially this elk image.
I am also going back and trying to create a card for each of the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges (currently in #777 and I have only used 1/3 of the sketches so far). Yes, this is a lofty goal, I know.
With that in mind, I incorporated the Splitcoastampers (SCS) SC121 Sketch for the layout of this card (the SCS Sketches do not expire and this sketch is from March 2011).
I am also linking to The Male Room #125 “Inspired by Ugly Sweaters” Challenge and the Simon SaysWednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will visit the above challenge sites- wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card- Ink the elk image from The Wilderness Awaits with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.
Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image with water-based markers, distress ink and distress oxide ink. Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto chocolate chip cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Die cut a piece of designer paper with a larger rectangle stitched die, mount onto chocolate cardstock, trim close to the edge.
Die cut another piece of designer paper with a larger stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of chocolate cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto a white card base.
Adhere the medium rectangle layer (per the sketch) and add the stamped focal image rectangle with dimensional foam (or chipboard).
Heat emboss the sentiment onto white cardstock (as in the first step for the elk image), die cut with a smaller stitched rectangle die, mount onto chocolate cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Trim a piece of chocolate cardstock and create the banner ends by hand. Split the trimmed piece and mount onto the back of the sentiment layer.
Add the two brass brads to the edges and mount onto the card front.
Using scraps of chocolate cardstock, hand trim to create a photo corner and add a brass brad to the center.
Mount onto the upper left-hand corner to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits (retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite; Tim Holtz® (TH) Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, TH Distress- Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, retired Cozy Comfort and Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (all Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things Dies- Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1 & Set 2, Blueprints 20; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Mini Brass Brads
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a blessed weekend/week!