Wednesday, June 10, 2020

TCC137 Fun at the Lake

Hi Friends!

I love all of the textures, colors along with the fishing gear in our inspiration photo- perfect for a masculine card so I thought it would be great for Father’s Day!

I am still making an effort to ink up some stamps that I have not used in a while and this image reminded me of the retired Angler set from Stampin’ Up!.  I decided to pair it with a sentiment from the retired Verve stamp set, Strong Anchor (I never had a chance to ink up this sentiment before :-)).

The main image took a while to watercolor but the rest of the card was fairly quick.

To create this card:

Ink the main image along with the fishing fly image from the retired Stampin’ Up! set, Angler using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto white cardstock and heat set with a heat tool.

Watercolor the images using watercolor pencils and water-based markers (it took several layers of color before I was satisfied).  Watercolor a bit of antique linen distress oxide ink to “antique” the paper and add texture using vintage photo distress ink with a splatter stamp.

Die cut the main image with a stitched  square die and the fishing fly image with a stitched circle die.  Mount the die-cut square onto espresso cardstock, trim close to the edge of the square.  Die cut a larger circle from espresso cardstock, mount the stitched circle image onto the espresso circle.

Stamp the sentiment from the retired Verve stamp set, Strong Anchor onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool and add a bit of color with antique linen distress oxide ink along with the spatter image using vintage tea distress ink.  

Die cut the sentiment with a stitched circle die and mount onto an espresso die cut circle. Add the sentiment behind the main focal image and adhere the stitched circle with the fishing fly to the top corner.

Trim a piece of designer paper (this was from the retired Wood Textures paper stack from Stampin’ Up! pack), distress the edges and mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock.

Emboss a piece of dark green cardstock with a diamond embossing folder (I thought this folder would look a bit like a fish net:-)), mount onto espresso cardstock and distress the outside edges.  Adhere to the card front and mount the entire background panel onto a white card base.

Knot a piece of hemp twine and add to the card front (I left the center free of knots so I could mount the focal image panel onto the card).

Create the small photo corners (I created these by hand), add to the opposite corners and insert the pewter brads.

Mount the layered main image panel to the card front using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Angler, Timeless Textures (both retired Stampin’ Up!), Strong Anchor (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils and Water-Soluble Graphite Pencils- oranges, greens, reds, grays, black), Stampin’ Write Markers-Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi;, Tim Holtz™ - Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Vintage Tea Distress

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow; retired Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures designer series paper

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things Stitched Square and Circle STAX Dies, Sizzix™ Circles Dies; Sizzix™ Diamond Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Pewter Brads, Natural Hemp Twine, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Fun at the Lake} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until June 22nd  at noon EST.


artful-notions said...

Hi Julie! Absolutely wonderful take on the inspiration photo! You captured the feel of the vintage, and rustic, while keeping the coloring and style. Love every detail! Don't know how you do it, but each and every photo has been a winner! Love being on your team!

Lesley said...

Wow, this is a stunning card, Julie! Love the colouring you did and your layout is perfect! Thank you for having me back on the team and for the warm welcome. Big hugs!

Dawn Phillips said...

Wow, your colouring is stunning. This is such a fabulous card. Just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Esther Asbury said...

Wow!! This card is amazing!! Your coloring is superb, the layout is perfect, and I love the wood background!

KraftyKoolKat said...

A really awesome male creation. Fantastic creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

Tammy said...

What a stunning masculine card, I love that image and it's colored beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly.
Tammy x

Nora Noll said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love your coloring on this. Looks like a piece of art!!

Cazro said...

Stunning, I join everyone in their admiration of this wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz DT.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow! Julie, this is one amazing card, and your watercoloring of this fabulous image is absolutely exquisite! You really brought this wonderful stamp image to life! Sending hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

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