Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TCC174 I Can Do All Things Through Christ


Hi Friends!

This card was designed for The Card Concept #174 {How Does Your Garden Grow} Challenge. 

FYI- I was unable to post to my blog when the challenge was live (see this post for more info regarding my beloved hubby going to be with the Lord).  I felt that this verse from the Words of Encouragement stamp set (from Stamp Simply)  is perfect for my life situation right now :-)

I was inspired by the gorgeous flowers, colors and the overall garden theme for my Mixed Media card.   

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I have a personal goal to create cards using stamps and supplies that I already own and have not inked up in a while as well as a card for each of the over 900 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Challenges (I was able to incorporate Sketch #SC391 into the design of this card).   

For the main image, I checked my stash and found that I had a pre-printed Power Poppy image that I had already printed and colored.  I had printed out numerous images to take to the hospital in June 2019 when my hubby had his bladder and prostate removal surgery and was in the hospital for 13 days.  This colored image seemed to be perfect for this inspiration photo.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Splitcoaststampers’ gallery or our Design Team/gallery at The Card Concept Challenge, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse image from the Stamp Simply stamp set, Words of Encouragement with Versafine™ Black Onyx ink onto the prepared panel, apply Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat tool. 

Once cooled, trim close to the edge to a rectangular shape, mount onto dark purple cardstock and trim close to the edge.

For the background panel, die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die (approx. 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜”), mount onto a piece of dark purple cardstock, trim close to the edge.  Use a flourish stencil with Blushing Bride Ink to add a stenciled background (difficult to see in the photo). 

Emboss a piece of magenta designer paper with a script embossing folder, die cut with a stitched rectangle die, lightly sand with a sanding block.  Mount onto dark purple cardstock and trim close to the edge.

Die cut the water-colored digi image with a window frame die, die cut another window frame from dark purple cardstock, split in the center and mount the water-colored image onto the split frame.

Die cut a green flourish designer paper with a rectangle stitched die for the vertical layer of the sketch), mount onto dark purple cardstock, trim close to the edge and split in the center to spread to 4 ¼” height (this split is hidden behind the water-colored floral image).

Layer all together, add the eggplant satin ribbon and adhere to the white card base.

Add the focal floral image and sentiment with dimensional foam.

Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the floral images and a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the floral petals.

Finish off the card with a few pearls in the corners of the sentiment and lower left hand edge of the background panel. 

Stamp Sets:  Garden Fireworks (digital image- Power Poppy by Marcella), Words of Encouragement (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’  Write markers-Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Elegant Eggplant, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow; Black Watercolor Pencil (SU!), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker, White Gel Pen

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

Accessories/Tools: Gemini, Jr.™,  MFT Stitched Rectangle A2 Dies- Set 1 & 2 , Window  & Framelit Dies (retired Stampin’ Up!),  Perfect Print Embossing Folder (retired Stampin’ Up!), Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1” Dark Purple Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have been inspired to join us in the future at The Card Concept!

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