Wednesday, April 1, 2020
I Will Never Leave You
I hope all of you are staying healthy and home! I have been busy creating cards and wanted to share another card that I designed using the iris image from the A True Friend Stamp/Die Duo (Divinity Designs, LLC).
For this card, I combined the iris image with a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Fear Not stamp set along with some retired designer papers and gold twine.
I wanted to participate with a few online challenges and will be linking up to the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #131 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (Middle Row Across- Embossing, Die Cut or Punch and Twine).
The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog encourages you to ink up images from stamps that are at least one year old (perfect for my own personal challenge to use my older stamps) and the Iris image from Divinity Designs, LLC is from July 2016 and I have owned the Fear Not stamp set from Stamp Simply for several years.
I am also linking to the Just Add Ink #498 "Just Add E" Challenge (E= Embossing -dry and heat), Simon Says Monday Spring Mood Board Challenge (I was inspired by the colors, the flowers and the overall spring feeling), the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #SC378 Sketch for the layout on this card.
To create this card:
De-static a piece of white cardstock, ink the iris image from A True Friend and the sentiment from Fear Not using Versamark™ Onyx Black, stamp both onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Once the embossing cools, die cut the sentiment with an oval stitched die. Die cut another oval from black cardstock, split into two and layer behind the sentiment.
Watercolor the iris image with water-based markers and fussy cut the flower (FYI- the set from Divinity Designs, LLC now comes with a coordinating die).
Emboss a piece of yellow designer paper with a chevron embossing folder (this paper was from an Anna Griffin pack that I bought at least twenty years ago), trim and mount onto black cardstock.
Die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock, stencil Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink over the background as well as over the sentiment. Mount the rectangle panel onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Layer the white cardstock panel onto black cardstock as well as the green designer paper (per the sketch). Mount onto a white card base.
Adhere horizontal embossed yellow panel, add the stitched rectangle panel and mount the iris image using dimensional foam (or scraps of chipboard, which I prefer).
Add the looped gold twine and mount the sentiment over the twine with dimensional foam.
Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the iris and add a few pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: A True Friend (Divinity Designs LLC), Fear Not (Stamp Simply)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Highland Heather, Gorgeuos Grape, Concord Crush, Granny Apple Green, So Saffron, Crushed Curry; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!); misc. designer paper (Anna Griffin) from my stash
Accessories: Gemini, Jr.™, MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1 & 2, MFT Stitched Oval STAX, retired Chevron Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!), Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Memory Box Heartwood Stencil, Clarity Stencil Brush, Gold Twine, Pearls
Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I am praying that all of you are staying home as much as possible and staying safe- virtual hugs!