Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I Will Never Leave You

Hi Friends!

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!


KimB said...

Goodness this is so striking Julie! The purple iris looks wonderful against the other coloured panels. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Julie, this is stunning!! the pattern papers are a beautiful background for this gorgeous Iris, amazing coloring of this flower.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.

Claire Grantham said...

My GOD Julie, you never disappoint me with your amazing creative brain. I love the perfect backdrop you created for your beautiful Iris. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout of your card and the coloring. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous image and that sketch is amazing! Love the background you created as well, it's all stunning! Thanks for sharing this at Retro Rubber this week!

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