Monday, August 10, 2020
Be Still and Know
I am still making a concentrated effort to use some of my older stamps in my stash and this card was designed with the retired Sketches stamp set (Stampin’ Up!) along with a sentiment from the current Stamp Simply set, Words of Encouragement.
I have not inked up this image from Sketches in ages and thought it would be perfect for the Simon Says Monday “Summer Memories” Challenge.
As a child and young adult, I recall taking my sketch pad along with me when we would go on vacation, so this image reminds me of those summer memories.
Also as I mentioned in previous posts, I am working my way through the 800+ sketches at Splitcoaststampers and this card uses the SC11 Sketch for the layout (thankfully the SCS challenges never end and this sketch is from 2005).
I incorporated the colors from the Sunday Stamps #237 "Going Cool" Color Challenge (mainly the top three colors along with a shade of the bottom pinkish color :-)) along with the Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe #20 Challenge (diagonal Blue- Button-Emboss).
I hope you have had the chance to check out the above challenge sites, such wonderful inspiration from all!
To create this card:
De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the image and sentiment onto the panel with black archival ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Watercolor the image with water-based markers and distress oxide ink. Once satisfied with the coloring, add a horizontal water line with a waterproof black pen.
Die cut the image with a stitched square die, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.
Create the photo corners with a square punch (cut the punch on a diagonal and hand trim the corner area). Mount onto the opposite corners and add silver brads.
Emboss a piece of white cardstock with a lattice embossing folder, trim and mount onto a black card front (4” x 5 ¼”). FYI- I actually had this embossed piece of cardstock already in my scraps, love being able to use up some of my stash :-)
Add the focal image to the card front, adhere a piece of black satin ribbon onto the lattice embossed area (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount onto a white card front.
Adhere the three buttons (I used scraps of black cardstock to mimic thread for the centers and hot glue to adhere to the card front).
Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the water and finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Sketches (retired Stampin’ Up!), Words of Encouragement (Stamp Simply)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers-Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Tip Top Taupe; Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide; Clear Wink of Stella™, Faber-Castell® Extra Fine Black Pitt Pen
Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr™, retired Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!), My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Black Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Buttons (retired Stampin’ Up!), Silver Brads, Square Punch
I am so thankful that you took the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed week!