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.


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Julie, your card is absolutely stunning!

Jan Clothier said...

I'm always amazed at the vibrancy of the colour you achieve with your wondrous designs. Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Helen said...

A stunning card, Julie! I love the vibrant background for the beautiful butterfly and sentiment!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! Stay safe! :)

maria f. said...

Your butterfly jumped out of the gallery at me and I knew it had to be for Card Concept. Beautifully colored, Julie.

Kim S said...

Such a stunning combination! I love how you added the strips that kind of frame the sentiment - a gorgeous look!

Claire Grantham said...

As always Julie, I love your card. The butterfly is gorgeous and just pops off of that green background. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

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