Wednesday, July 8, 2020

TCC138a Love Begins In A Moment

Hi Friends!

Normally we take a break over the summer at The Card Concept, but this year several of the designers wanted to continue the challenge all summer long, so here we are! 

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the inspiration from our Design Team- their cards are fabulous!!

I love the colors in this photo as well as the black and white stripes and was inspired to create a fairly simple Mixed Media /Classy and Elegant card!

As many of you know, I am making an effort to ink up some of my older stamps that I have not used in a while so I pulled out two retired Stampin' Up! sets for this card.  

To create this card:

Tap several colors of distress oxide ink (see the colors listed below) onto a piece of acetate, spritz with water and press a piece of white cardstock into the ink.  Lift up and repeat until you are satisfied with the background, use a heat tool to dry the panel between layers.

De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink and stamp the Postage Due image and sentiment, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  Mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the floral area.

Add a strip of black seam binding to the card front, wrapping the ends behind the panel and adhere the bow.

Mount onto a white card base and to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Postage Due, Occasional Quotes (both retired Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz™ Distress Oxide- Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1 Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ½” Black Seam Binding

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Tropical Treats} photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until July 20th  at noon EDT.


Laurie said...

Julie, I love the colors you used for this "collage" card. Really pretty!

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Kellianne said...

This card is amazing!!! I love everything about it! The colors are striking and I love the mixed media feel. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble! :)

Debbie Mageed said...

I'm so glad you are giving some old SU stamps some lovin'! They really deserve some. Your card is so wonderful, and brings joy with the images and colors. I really need to work on perfecting your acetate technique. I never seem to like mine. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your bike silhouette looks great against your beautiful background and love the add of the black ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please come back and share more of your projects.

Lynda said...

What an unusual card - but it works! Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT

Donna Scholz said...

Beautiful card, Julie! You make creating a more abstract card look so easy!!! I envy your talents. You met all three parts of our Double Trouble challenge beautifully! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!!! -Donna

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your inked background.

Thanks for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge.

Helen x

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