Wednesday, April 1, 2020

TCC132 Happy Easter

Hi Friends!

I love the shabby chic details in this vintage vignette and was inspired by the frame around the cross, the cross itself, the colors as well as the little blue bird and black birdcage to create a Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media Easter card.

In an ongoing effort to use my existing supplies, I finally created a card using the Cross embossing folder that I have had in my stash for a few years and also used a partial sentiment from a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is from 2002 (God Bless II).

To create this card:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Ink the sentiment from God Bless II with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink (I inked just the lower part of the sentiment only), stamp onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss with a heat tool.

Trim and create the banner points by hand, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

For the background- emboss a piece of gray designer paper with the cross embossing folder and lightly sand the embossing.  

Using a putty knife, apply textured embossing powder onto the background around the cross.  Lightly dry with a heat tool.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the cross area, distress the edges of the panel, mount onto a white card base.

Die cut two of the floral clusters from white cardstock, adhere both together to create  a layered die cut.  Die cut two of the single flowers from light blue designer paper, layer together and adhere over the floral area of the cluster die.

Mount the layered die cut directly to the card front and add the layered sentiment with dimensional foam.

Finish off the card with black rhinestones.

Stamp Sets:  God Bless II (retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi)

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; misc. gray and light blue patterned paper from my stash

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, Spellbinders™ August Die of the Month Set, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Cross Embossing Folder (Darice™),  Heat Tool, utty Knife, Sanding Block, Black Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Easter Blessings } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until April 13th  at noon EDT.


Aimeslee Winans said...

Fabulous Mixed Media card, Julie, and what a great take on the challenge graphic! There should be a Split Coast cross sketch! LOLOL xoxo

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, Julie! Your card is amazing! I LOVE the cross!
Stay safe!!! Hugs!

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