Saturday, April 10, 2021

Rejoice in the Lord


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a pocket card designed using stamps, dies and paper from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I love Graphic 45 paper and the Blossom 8x8 paper pad has such beautiful designs!  This card uses a few cut-parts along with a green striped pattern that has a pink floral (see the inside of the card) on the reverse side.


As many of you that follow my blog know, I have a personal goal to create a card for each one of the over 800 Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges.  This card uses the SC03 Sketch for the layout  from 2005 (modified with the oval for the sentiment).  

I am also participating with the Simon Says Monday “Layer It” Challenge along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #108 Challenge (middle row down- Floral, Free, Any Shape Die).

If you have not had time to check out the Stamp Simply blog or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:



Cut the striped piece of Blossom designer paper to approx. 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”.  Trim off a 2” strip off the bottom of the panel, emboss the larger portion with the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, lightly sand the embossing with a sanding block and distress the edges.

Mount onto a piece of 5 ½” x 5 ½” dark navy cardstock, distress the edges and set and adhere the entire card panel onto a 5 ½” x 11” dark navy cardstock base.

To create the pocket- adhere the 2” portion of the striped designer paper (cut from the step above) onto a piece of dark navy cardstock and distress the outside edges only. Add a strip of ivory Venise lace  (approx. 1” below the upper edge), adhere the border strip cut from the Blossom 8x8 paper pad to the top portion (this layer should cover the raw edge of the lace).   

Mount the pocket onto the embossed/layered front panel using adhesive only on the sides and bottom. Add a piece of sage twill ribbon, wrapping the ends behind the panel.

De-static a piece of Luxury Pearlescent Quartz Metallic 105# Cardstock with a
n embossing powder tool, ink the verse sentiment from He Has Risen with a black pigment ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Die cut the sentiment with the medium oval die from the Hemstitch Oval Dies, die cut another oval from dark navy cardstock, cut the navy oval in half, and adhere behind the sentiment oval.  Mount onto the pocket layer using adhesive only on the bottom half of the oval (to allow the pocket feature to function).

Trim two pieces of ivory cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”.  De-static each with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiments from Birthday Blessings with a pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


Adhere to the inside of the card and use strips of the Blossom pink floral pattern to cover the edges (this is the reverse side of the green striped pattern). 

Die cut a small heart using the Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts dies from the striped pattern, add to the top of the upper inside layer and adhere a pearl to the center of the heart.

Trim the two cut-a-parts from the Blossom paper pad, mount onto dark navy cardstock and add a piece of ivory cardstock to the back (for journaling or adding a hand-written message).  

Tuck the two journaling cards into the front pocket, and to finish off the card, add a few pearls to the sentiment oval and upper left-hand corner of the card. 

Stamp Sets:  He Has RisenBirthday Blessings  (Stamp Simply

Ink/Mediums: Versafine Onyx Black

Cardstock/Paper:  Dark Navy, Ivory; Graphic 45 Blossom 8x8 Paper Pad, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock- Quartz White (6 ct)

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts, Spellbinders Die- Hemstitch Ovals, Embossing Powder Tool, Sanding Block. Distressing Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence, Venise Lace .75”- Lucia Ivory by the Yard, Sage Twill Ribbon, Pearls  


Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope I have inspired you to create something this weekend, sweet friends!


 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

TCC152 He Has Risen!

 


Hi Friends! 

Welcome to The Card Concept #152 {Celebrate Easter} Challenge!

What a fabulous Easter/Spring tiered tray! I love all of the different elements, bunnies, carrots and textures!

I was inspired by the neutrals as well as the colors and that fabulous “He Has Risen” block on the bottom tier to create a Clean and Simple/Classy and Elegant layered card!

In celebration of Easter Week and Resurrection Sunday, I wanted to create a card reflecting the true meaning of Easter and pulled out several stamp sets, dies and accessories from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the design.  

I am linking this card to the Simon Says Monday Easter/Spring Challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday WWC312 “Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions” and the Word ArtWednesday #485-#486 “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- gorgeous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:




De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the cross image from Easter is for Jesus and the sentiment “He Has Risen” from the He Has Risen stamp set with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, die cut the cross with the coordinating die from the Easter is for Jesus Bundle and the sentiment using the Fishtail Sentiments Banner Dies.

Repeat the same steps above to heat emboss the floral image from Floral Clusters-Summer Roses and die cut with the coordinating die. 

Watercolor the cross and floral image using water-based markers.

Emboss a piece of white cardstock with a sheet music embossing folder, trim to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”. 

Add a strip of 2" Raschel Peach Lace and a piece of 1/2" Dusty Olive Seam Binding Ribbon over the top edge of the lace, wrapping the ends of both behind the panel.  

Adhere the die-cut floral image and mount the entire background panel to a white card base.

Add the cross die cut and sentiment with dimensional foam (or chipboard).   

Finish off the card with a few pearls in the upper left-hand corner and center of the flowers. 


Stamp Sets: 
Easter is for Jesus Bundle, He Has Risen, Floral Clusters- Summer Roses

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- Peach Parfait, Lemon Lime Twist

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr. , Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Floral Cluster Single, Fishtail Sentiment Banners; Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Raschel Lace- Peach, ½” Dusty Olive Seam Binding, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  We hope you will have the time to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until April 12th at noon EDT.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Easter Grace

 
Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing another spring card using the Grace and Seasonal Wreaths- Spring & Summer stamp sets along with banner and wreath dies plus the Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park  (all from Stamp Simply).  

I am still working my way through the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenges and I incorporated the SC272 Sketch into the layout.

I am also participating with the Word Art Wednesday #483-#484 “Anything Goes”Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the Stamp Simply blog yet, or the other the challenge sites, I encourage you to take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Trim the pink striped patterned paper from the Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park  to approx. 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto white cardstock and adhere to a white card base.


 From the Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park, trim a piece of the yellow plaid paper to approx. 1 ½” x 4”, adhere to white cardstock and add a layer of vellum over the yellow plaid. 

Trim a piece of the pastel plaid from the Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park to approx.. 3” square, mount onto white cardstock and trim close to the edge and adhere directly to the card front.

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool,  ink the wreath and floral images from the Seasonal Wreaths- Spring & Summer  stamp set with pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, color the floral image with water-based markers.  Once satisfied with the coloring, die cut the wreath and floral image with the coordinating Seasonal Wreaths- Spring & Summer dies.

Repeat the above steps to stamp the verse sentiment from Grace , once the embossing has cooled, die cut with the Fishtail Sentiments Banner dies

Adhere the sentiment banner directly to the card front, add the layered yellow/vellum layer to the card front (overlapping the sentiment a bit) and mount the wreath and floral die-cut image with dimensional foam.

Finish off the card with a few silver rhinestones.


Stamp Sets:  Seasonal Wreaths- Spring & Summer Bundle, Grace (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Up! markers- Barely Banana, Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette


Cardstock/Paper:  White, Vellum,  
Welcome Easter 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies-Seasonal Wreaths- Spring & Summer , Fishtail Sentiments Banner Dies, EK Success Powder Tool Applicator, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear, Heat Tool, Rhinestones- Silver

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit! I hope I have inspired you to create something this weekend, hugs and God Bless!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Let's Do Coffee

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card for the 2021 Spring/Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop that was designed using the Coffee & Friends 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park along with stamps, dies, ribbon, etc. from Stamp Simply.




The spring colors in the  Coffee & Friends paper are so pretty with the cute coffee images!   I paired several different patterns from the paper pad with the coffee themed A Cup of Java stamp set and dies (along with a few other Stamp Simply supplies) and Tangerine seam binding- a perfect match for this paper!


 In addition to the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, I incorporated the Splitcoaststampers SC229 Sketch Challenge (from 2009- so thankful they never expire, lol!) into the design.  

I am also playing along with the Simon Says Wednesday “Use 2 or More Patterned Papers” Challenge and the Word Art Wednesday #483-#484 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not had a chance to stop by the Stamp Simply blog yet, or the other the challenge sites, I encourage you to take the time to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Trim a piece of coral designer paper from the Coffee & Friends paper pad, mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim again and adhere to a piece of black cardstock. 


Trim a piece of black plaid paper from the Coffee & Friends paper pad, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge and adhere to the background panel.

On a piece of green cardstock, use a stencil brush with the Tim Holtz Lace Layering Stencil to apply green distress ink onto the cardstock. 

Ink the background stamp image from A Cup of Java with espresso ink and repeatedly stamp onto the stenciled cardstock.  Trim and mount onto black cardstock before adhering to the background panel.

De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the “Let’s Do Coffee” sentiment from the Stick Family Sentiment Add-Ons stamp set with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Die cut the sentiment with the Fishtail Sentiment Banners Dies (die-cutting two additional dies to mount behind the sentiment for added strength).


Die cut a piece of white cardstock with the Tim Holtz Crochet Die (I had this piece on my desk from a previous project), mount behind the sentiment and add to the background panel.

Mount the entire background panel onto a white card base.

Die cut the coffee cup using the A Cup of Java die set (I used the smaller coffee cup size) from the patterned paper from  Coffee & Friends paper.  Mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Mount the coffee die cut to the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard) and add the Tangerine seam binding bow to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets: 
A Cup of Java, Stick Family Sentiment Add-Ons (Stamp Simply)  

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Tim Holtz Ground Espresso and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Black;  Coffee & Friends 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park

Accessories/Tools:  Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Dies- A Cup of Java, Fishtail Sentiment Banners;  Sizzix Thinlits Dies by Tim Holtz- Crochet, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil- LaceEmbossing Powder Tool, Stampendous Super Fine Embossing Powder- Detail White; , Heat Tool, Tangerine Seam Binding

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope you have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

TCC151 Do Not Be Anxious




 
Hi Friends!

Welcome to The Card Concept #151 {Butterfly Brilliance} Challenge!  

For those of you who are not familiar with our bi-weekly challenge, we offer an inspiration photo to inspire you to design your card (in your choice of card-making style and/or styles).  We ask that you include our inspiration photo in your blog post along with an explanation of what inspired you from our photo for your card. 

I love this beautiful butterfly and was inspired by the green background, the jewel tones of the butterfly to create a Mixed Media card!

In my continuing effort to use some of my older stamps, I paired a few retired Stampin’ Up! stamps with a verse from a current stamp set, Scripture Collection 4 (Divinity Designs, LLC).  I also used various mediums- watercolor crayons and powders, water-based markers, shimmer paint, washi tape, ModPodge®, white paint pen, Nuvo® jewel drops- the entire kitchen sink from my stash!  

Most of you know that I enjoy participating with online challenges and am also playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More #401 Make Your Mark Challengethe WatercoolerWednesday WWC311 “Kath’s Challenge: All Things Feminine”  and the Retro Rubber #154 “Anything Goes” Challenge.  

One of the requirements from the Retro Rubber Challenge is to use stamps that are over one year old- the butterfly stamp is from 2011 and music background stamp is from 2000.  

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:

On a piece of white cardstock, scribble watercolor crayons over the background (I used Gable Green, Green Galore and Always Artichoke), spritz with water and spread with a water brush.  Dry with a heat tool.

Sprinkle a small amount of Leaf Green Brushos® over the background, spritz with water, tilt the paper to spread the water, blot off the excess and dry with a heat tool.

Ink the Music Score background stamp with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and randomly press the background panel onto the background stamp.

De-static the upper right-hand area of the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the verse sentiment from Scripture Collection 4 with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Apply Frost White Shimmer Paint over the background with a water brush and stamp a few splatters with a small stamp from Timeless Textures with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

Distress the edges with a distressing tool, add the strips of washi tape and mount onto a piece of black cardstock.  Adhere the entire panel onto a white card base.

Ink the Wonderful Wings image using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once the embossing has cooled, scribble the watercolor crayons onto a glass surface and use a water brush to watercolor the image.  Add additional coloring with water-based markers and once dry, fussy-cut the image.


Use a black Pitt-Penn™ marker to cover the cut edges and mount onto the card front.

Use a foam brush to apply Gloss ModPodge® to the butterfly wings and an extra fine white paint pen to add a few white splatter dots in the background.

Finish off the card with Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops.

Stamp Sets:  Scripture Collection 4 (Divinity Designs LLC); retired Stampin’ Up! sets- Wonderful Wings, Musical Score Background, Timeless Textures

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Mowed Lawn Distress Ink; retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crayons- Green Galore, Gable Green, Always Artichoke, Pink Passion, Orchid Opulence, Tempting Turquoise; Stampin’ Write Markers- Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise; Pitt Penn™ Black Pen, Leaf Green Brushos®, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen, Gloss ModPodge®

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Tools/Accessories: Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Graphic45 Washi Tape. Misc. Washi Tape, AquaPainter™, Distressing Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to visit!  We would love for you to create a card based on our inspiration photo and join us at The Card Concept! The challenge is open until March 29th  at noon EDT.

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