Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TCC154 Your Labor in the Lord





Hi Friends! 

Welcome to The Card Concept #154 {Happy Mother’s Day} Challenge!

For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, it is a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card. 

You can choose one style and/or a combination of card making styles, the choice is yours!  Plus, our Design Team of ten ladies create a card to inspire you. 

This beautiful table setting looks like a perfect way to celebrate with your Mother or another special lady in your life.  I was inspired by the flowers as well as the blues and white to create a simple Mixed Media card.

I am also linking this card to the Simon Monday “Add a Quote” Challenge along with the Word Art Wednesday #489-#490 “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- fabulous inspiration from all! 


To create this card:

Lightly tap Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink pads onto a silicone crafting mat, spritz with water and press a piece of white cardstock into the ink. 

Lift the panel and re-press into the ink until you are satisfied with the background, drying with a heat tool.

De-static the lower right-hand side of the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from the retired Serve the Lord stamp set (Divinity Designs formerly Our Daily Bread Designs) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Trim the edges of the background panel and mount onto a white card base.

De-static another panel of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the leaves and flowers from the retired Choose Happiness stamp set (Stampin’ Up!) with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor the images with water-based markers and fussy-cut.

Mount the leaves and flowers onto the card front.

Use a clear glitter pen to add sparkle to the flowers and finish off the card with an extra fine white paint pen.

Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness (retired Stampin’ Up!), Serve the Lord (retired ODBD/Divinity Designs LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Stampin' Write Markers- Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools/Accessories: Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Water Spritzer Bottle

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!  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 May 10th at noon EDT.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

One Nation Under God


Hi Friends!

I absolutely love all things patriotic and even have Americana d├ęcor in our home, so I decided to pull out the Old Glory Bundle,  America 6x6 paper (Echo Park) and other supplies from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to create a layered patriotic card for the Stamp Simply blog post today.

As many of you already know, I enjoy participating with online challenges and used the Splitcoaststampers SC830 Sketch  for the layout of this card (another sketch done for my goal of doing them all, lol!). 

I also incorporated the Watercooler Wednesday #314 “Dawn’s All AboutOccasions” Challenge as well as the Make My Monday #146 “Checks or Plaid” Challenge (I used checks, but some may call them plaid) and the Word Art Wednesday#487-#488 “Anything Goes: Challenge into the design.

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:

Emboss a piece of navy cardstock with the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, trim and adhere to a white card front.

Layer the pieces of checked pieces of America designer paper onto navy cardstock, trim, and mount onto the right-hand end of the card front (per the sketch).



Die cut a large circle from white cardstock and emboss with the Wire Fence embossingfolder.  Adhere to the card front (lining up with the embossing on the navy background). 

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the map image from the Old Glory stamp set with black pigment ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, color with water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating die from Patriotic Stars and Stripes.



Mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard). 

Prepare another piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment from Old Glory with pigment black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Color the “Nation” part of the sentiment with a red water-based marker and die cut the sentiment with the Fishtail Sentiments Banner dies.

Adhere the sentiment to the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard).  

Die cut the layered stars from navy, red and white cardstock, and mount directly to the card front.

Add silver rhinestones to the center of the stars and a few around the sentiment and embossed circle.

Mount the entire panel to a white card base and add a patriotic twine bow to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets:
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps- Old Glory  or the bundle- Old Glory Bundle (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Night of Navy, Poppy Parade

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, America 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park)

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr., Stamp Simply Steel Dies- Patriotic Stars and Stripes (Old Glory), Fishtail Sentiment Banner Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Darice Embossing Folder- Wire Fence, Rhinestones- SilverMay Arts Baker’s Twine- Patriotic -5 yds

Thanks for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Born of Water and the Spirit

 


Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a quick Clean and Simple card using stamps, dies and paper from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I am having so much fun with the Craft Consortium Vivid Ink Drops 6x6 Paper PadI love the look of the alcohol ink backgrounds and this one with the blues, purples and touches of gold reminded me of water.


I paired a sheet of the Vivid Ink Drops paper along with Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock and the new Baptism (and More) stamp set to create a card celebrating baptism. The Baptism (and More) stamp set has so many great sentiments and several verses- not just for baptism but for all year round!



I absolutely love this mirror cardstock (sorry for the glare in some of the photos, it definitely has a mirror finish and is so thick)!  I am looking forward to using it with an embossing folder, plus there are other finishes available- silver, copper - it will be wonderful to emboss with an embossing folder)!

While baptism is not a step you take for salvation, once you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior through faith alone, it is an outward expression of an inward change for a born-again Christian. 

The abstract nature of the Vivid Ink Drops paper lends itself to a masculine feel and would be perfect for a young (or older) man who was recently baptized.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my personal goal is to create a card for each of the over 800 Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges and decided to incorporate the SC764 Sketch for the layout (from August 2019).       

In addition to the sketch challenge, I am also joining the Watercooler Wednesday #WWC313 Tristan’s Challenge- All Things Masculine and the Word Art Wednesday #487-#488 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

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- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:


Trim a piece of the Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock to approx. 4” x 5 ¼” and mount onto a white card base.

Cut the 6x6 inch panel of Vivid Ink Drops paper to approx. 4” x 5” and cut into four strips with the bottom strip a bit wider than the other three.

Mount the strips of paper onto the card front, separating the panels (per the sketch).


De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, ink the sentiment from the Baptism (And More) set with Versamark ink, stamp onto the prepared panel, apply extra fine gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  

Repeat the above steps on the inside of the card using the words from the Baptism (And More) set “Congratulations on your Baptism.

Allow the embossing to cool, die cut the verse sentiment using an oval die (cutting a few extra dies from white cardstock), adhere the ovals together to create a thicker panel and mount onto the front of the card with dimensional foam (or chipboard).

That is, it- the card is finished! Quick and easy and flat for mailing!

Stamp Sets Baptism (and More) (Stamp Simply)


Ink/Mediums:
Versamark

Cardstock/Paper:  White, Bazzill Mirror Cardstock- Gold 6 ct, Craft Consortium Ink Drops- Vivid  6x6 Paper Pad

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr. Oval Dies, Embossing Powder Tool, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

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

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

TCC153 Be Still and Know

 

Hi Friends!  

For those of you who are not familiar with The Card Concept Challenge, it is a bi-weekly challenge that uses an inspiration photo for you to create a card.  You can choose or combine card making styles and our Design Team of ten ladies creates a card as well to inspire you. 

I love this farmhouse style photo and was inspired by the lavender. the corrugated pitcher with the black and white checked ribbon, the script on the pillow as well as the shiplap background to create a Shabby and Vintage Mixed Media card.

 Many of you that follow my blog know that I have been slowly working on creating a card for each of the over 800 Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges :-)      and incorporated the  SC269 Sketch for the layout.


I am also linking this card to the A Place to Start- April 2021 "Anything Goes- Make It Elegant" 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- fabulous inspiration from all! 

To create this card:

On a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of white cardstock, stamp the “Carte Postale” , Script and Cancelled Postage image with Pumice Stone Distress Ink to cover the panel.


Using a score board, score the paper at ⅝” intervals and distress the edges of the panel (this is difficult to see in the photo but the score lines are there :-)). 

Using Pumice Stone distress ink, apply the ink directly to the edges and use a water brush to add a bit of ink to distress the background.

Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of eggplant cardstock in half diagonally, emboss the rectangle with a tin tile embossing folder, distress the edges and adhere to the background panel.

Mount the panel onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of eggplant cardstock, distress the edges, add a strip of black and white checked ribbon, and mount the panel onto a white card base.

Trim a piece of light gray cardstock, crimp with a crimper tool, apply pearl embossing paste and use a water brush to spread the paste.  Use a heat tool to dry the crimped panel and adhere to the card front.  Add a few pieces of Graphic 45 Washi Tape to the crimped panel, use a scoring tool to create grooves that match the corrugated lines.

Trim a piece of white cardstock to approx. 2 ¾” x 2 ½”, ink the Graphic 45 newsprint image with Pumice Stone distress ink, stamp repeatedly over the piece of cardstock, distress the edges and apply Pumice Stone ink to distress.

Using Dusty Concord distress ink, stamp the stem image from Country Roads onto the above panel, stamping off to create volume and dimension.  Use a heat tool to make sure the ink has dried.


De-static with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Mount onto a piece of eggplant cardstock, trim close to the edge, distress with a distressing tool and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam (or chipboard). 

To finish off the card, add the black and white checked bow and a few rhinestones to the corners of the stamped sentiment panel.

Stamp Sets: Country Road (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley 4 (retired Verve Stamps), Secret Garden and French Country (Graphic 45)  

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Tim Holtz™ Dusty Concord and Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Faber-Castelle Pearlescent Embossing Paste

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories: Gemini, Jr., Tin Tile Embossing Folder (retired Stampin' Up!), Crimper Tool, Distressing Tool, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Scoring Tool, ½” Black and White Checked Ribbon, Silver Rhinestones, Water Brush

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 26th at noon EDT.

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!


 

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