Friday, July 24, 2020
Give Thanks with Three Decoys
I am sharing another card this morning that I designed using some of my unloved stamp sets. This card features the Three Decoys (Impression Obsession) stamp along with a verse sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 stamp set (retired Verve Stamps).
I have owned both of these stamps for years and have not inked the I/O Three Decoys in a several years (I love the artwork in this stamp, don't you?). While I had the stamp out, I heat embossed several images so I could create a few cards :-).
I decided to use the Color My Heart Color Dare #403 “Browns + 2 Colors of Your Choice “ Challenge (I used light blue and a tiny bit of red) and incorporated the Splitcoaststampers SC236 Sketch Challenge for the layout.
I am also participating with the Cardz 4 Guyz #249 “No Patterned Paper” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #448-#449 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
This card was easy to create- stamp both the decoy image and sentiment with archival black ink onto white cardstock and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
Watercolor the decoy image with ink from distress and distress oxide pads along with water-based markers and watercolor pencils. Once dry, trim the panel and mount onto black cardstock.
Die cut the embossed sentiment with a stitched rectangle die and mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge.
Emboss a piece of suede cardstock with a script embossing folder, mount onto black cardstock, trim and adhere to a white background panel, trim and mount onto a black card front before adhering to the white card base.
Mount the decoy image and sentiment onto the card front with chipboard and add a few rhinestones to the edges of the sentiment.
Using a water brush, dilute a bit of pearl texture paste and watercolor the moon.
Stamp Sets: Three Decoys (Impression Obsession), Scripture Medley 3 (Verve Stamps)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Broken China Distress Oxide; Tim Holz® Brushed Corduroy Distress, Stampin’ Write Soft Suede and Poppy Parade Markers; Stampin’ Up Black Watercolor Pencil; Faber-Castell® Texture Luxe™ Pearl
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle STAX A2 Set 1, Tim Holtz™ French Script Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones