Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Card Concept #142- Cast Your Cares


Hi Friends!

Welcome to the #142 {Autumn Bounty} Challenge at The Card Concept!

Isn’t this a rich and elegant fall scene? I was inspired by the colors, the leaves and pumpkins as well as the overall theme of autumn bounty to create an Elegant and Classy/ Shabby and Vintage style card!

Since I am still trying to limit my spending and use the stamps that I already own, I decided to pull out an image from the retired Gifts of the Earth stamp set (Stampin’ Up!) and paired it with a verse sentiment from the current stamp set, Fear Not (Stamp Simply). I love the combination of fonts in the verse sentiment, don’t you?

This verse has been very encouraging to me during times of trials- I know that the LORD will sustain me.  During all of my hubby's chemo and health issues as well as this past week, when I took a tumble off our platform ladder on last Tuesday afternoon.

I was on the platform (approx. 25” off the floor) using a handheld orbital drywall sander to smooth our textured ceilings, when the sander had “pulled” me off balance a bit and I had to step off the platform without a step ladder.

Thankfully, the only damage to my body was my left wrist (broke the radius and ulna- ouch!).  I have bruises in other places, lol, but am so thankful that additional damage was not done to my knees (I have been postponing double knee replacement for years) and I did not sprain either ankle- Praise the Lord!

Needless to say, creating this card was a bit difficult. Thankfully, I was able to use my MISTI tool to position the verse sentiment and the main image is on a wood block. The coloring was not too difficult since I am righthanded but using my paper cutter for all of the trimming was a challenge (my hubby was so sweet to help hold down the guard on the paper cutter while I trimmed). 

I am also linking this card to the Make My Monday #133 “Orange as a Dominant Color” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #462- #463 “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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

To create this card:

Ink the Gifts of the Earth image with Versafine™ Onyx black ink and stamp on to a piece of white cardstock. Set the ink with a heat tool before coloring with water-based markers.

Once you are satisfied with the coloring, die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of espresso cardstock and trim close to the edge. 

Use a distressing tool to distress the edges of the green designer paper as well as a piece of orange designer paper. Stamp the sentiment from Fear Not using Versafine™ Onyx black ink onto the orange designer paper and heat set with a heat tool.

Mount both pieces of designer paper onto a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of espresso cardstock.

Adhere the panel to a white card base.

Mount the focal image onto the card front using chipboard (or dimensional foam).

Create a twine bow, adhere to the upper left-hand corner of the focal image, and add a small orange button.

To finish off the card use an extra fine white paint pen to add highlights to the apples, a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the flower petals (which is difficult to see in the photo) and a few orange rhinestones near the sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Fear Not (Stamp Simply), retired Gifts of the Earth (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Arteza™ Real Brush Markers (sorry, I neglected to note the color #’s but oranges, yellow, greens, red); Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede; Wink of Stella™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso (both Stampin'Up!), misc. green and orange designer paper (from my stash)

Tools/Accessories: MISTI™, Gemini, Jr™, My Favorite Things™ Stitched Rectangle A2 STAX Set 1, AquaPainter™, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, also from my stash: ⅞” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon, Polished Hemp Twine, White Crochet Lace, Pumpkin Pie button, Dark Orange Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  I hope you can find the time to create a card based on our {Autumn Bounty } photo and link up to our gallery at The Card Concept- we would love to see what inspired you! The challenge is open until November 2nd  at noon EST.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, you've created a fall beauty! Gorgeous card!

LeAnne said...

Oh no....I hope your wrist is on the mend! Good thing hubby is there to help you stamp! This is a real beauty and yes, that verse is a very helpful one in these troubling times. I keep reminding myself that no matter the outcome, God is in control! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julie:
Hope your wrist is feeling strong quickly. I love this sweet card, the image, the colors, textures and sweet lace. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us.
Word Art Wednesday

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the fun design. Thanks for sharing over at Make My Monday.

RaeDeen Bittner said...

What a beautiful card, Julie, created one handed! Praying for a quick and complete recovery and praising God you're injuries weren't worse and for sustaining you! (and me) What an amazing God we serve!! Big Hugs, Friend!

Sue said...

Lovely card. Sometimes the old stamps are the prettiest. (Especially the ones who have never seen ink - in my case!) Prayers for you and your husband.

Wei said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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