Wednesday, September 23, 2020

TCC140 Give Thanks To the Lord


Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #140 {Fanciful Fall} Challenge! Isn’t this a fun inspiration photo?

I love the different patterns and fanciful colors of the leaves, and in my effort to continue to ink up some of my older stamp sets, pulled out Lighthearted Leaves (retired Stampin’ Up! from 2015) and paired it with a sentiment from Scripture Medley 3 (retired Verve Stamp Set from 2013). 

I decided to keep the card Clean and Simple so that the leaf could be center stage as well as one of my favorite Bible verses.  Since I used heat embossing along with water-based markers, a few rhinestones, and dots with an extra fine white paint pen (using more than one medium), this card qualifies as Mixed Media.

In addition to our inspiration photo challenge, I am participating with the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #144 “Anything Goes” Challenge (both sets are over 5 years old and the RRCB requires you to use stamps that are at least a year old or older) and the Stamping Sensations September challenge “The Great Outdoors”.  This time of year, we are seeing a lot of colorful leaves (although not as fanciful as this one, lol!).

If you have not had a chance to visit The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!  

To create this card:

Ink the leaf image using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink and stamp onto a prepared piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the image using water-based markers (see the colors used below). Once you are satisfied with the coloring, use a extra fine white paint pen to add white dots to the design.

Die cut the leaf with the retired Vintage Leaves coordinating die and set aside.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die (approx. 4 x 5 ¼”), de-static the lower right hand corner with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Mount the sentiment panel onto a white card base.

Add the die cut leaf with chipboard (or dimensional foam). 

Add a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Lighthearted Leaves (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 3(retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,; Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Highland Heather, Midnight Muse; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr™,  My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle A2 Set 1 Dies , retired Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Fanciful Leaves } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until October 5th  at noon EDT.


LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous, Julie, and a great way to use that older stamp! I just love this inspiration photo, it just makes me smile to see those pretty, whimsical leaves. Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber too!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, this is so pretty!

brenda said...

What a beautiful take on the inspirational photo and the single leaf makes a real statement card, thank you so much for joining in with out 'Great Ourdoors' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

It would be lovely to see you at our first challenge at:, there's an A/G option and super prize.

B x

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I wish I'd spotted that leaf stamp when it was available! Beautifully coloured, it looks stunning on your card
GD at Retro Rubber

Michele K. Henderson said...

Hi Julie!
This is such a bright idea! I love your take on this challenge! Beautiful and fun design that is so unique and fun!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! I don't recall this SU stamp, so I'm so happy you shared it with us.
Love the detail of your coloring is beautiful.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL! Lovely verse too~

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