Sunday, June 12, 2022

Praise the Lord - In Wilderness


Hi Friends!

This is the second card I designed using the retired In Wilderness stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  (see this post for my first card)

As I have mentioned in previous 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 #SC885 into the design of this card).   

I also enjoy participating with other online challenges and decided to incorporate the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #184 Far Out! Challenge (I used Harvest Gold, Burnt Orange, and Brown) along with the WordArt Wednesday #547-#548 “Anything Goes” Challenge and the Try It On Tuesday “For the Man in Your Life” Challenge into the design.

The In Wilderness stamp set is several years old and I have not inked it up in years.  The scripture verse from Scripture Medley Five is also retired and older- I love being able to pair older sets together! 

I decided to use the eagle image as a memory of the many eagles that my hubby, Dave and I would see on our rural drives.  They are so majestic and we loved seeing them!

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration
from all!

To create this card:

De-static a piece of vanilla cardstock, stamp the eagle image with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Once the embossing has cooled, color the image with water-based markers and oxide ink before die cutting with a circle die.  Use a fine point black marker to finish off the edge of the branch (I did not like it just ending without an end, lol!).

Die cut a larger circle from espresso cardstock with a stitched circle die.  Mount the colored eagle image onto the stitched circle die cut and set aside.

De-static the lower left-hand side of a panel of harvest gold designer paper (approx. 3 ¾” x 3”) with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment with Versafine™ Onyx Black, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Distress the sides of the embossed sentiment panel and lightly mount onto a piece of vanilla cardstock to 5 ¼” x 4”.

Trim a piece of plaid designer paper to approx. 1 ½” x 3 ¾”, and two additional pieces of designer paper to 1” x 3 ¾”.

Distress the outer edges of all the designer panels before layering onto the vanilla background.

Use a zig-zag stitch to sew around all the edges and mount the entire panel onto a piece of espresso cardstock (approx. 4 ⅛” x 5 ⅜”).

Use a piercing tool to create holes for the brads and hardware at the top and bottom of the first vertical panel.

Knot the polished twine to the ends of the hardware and add to the card front with brads (the ends are adhered behind the eagle panel).

Adhere the entire panel onto a white card base.

Mount the layered eagle image onto the card front using dimensional foam (or chipboard) to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness (retired Stampin’ Up!), Scripture Medley Five (retired Verve Stamps)

Ink/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, Stampin’ Write Markers- Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Gray Granite; .01 Pigma Micron Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso; retired designer papers- Orchard Harvest, Misc others (Stampin’ Up!) and Authentique Thankful Collection

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, SU! Stitched Circles Layering Dies, Distressing Tool, Embossing Powder Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Polished Hemp Twine, Sewing Machine, White Thread

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I am still working on my massive re-organization of my main living floor since my hubby went to be with the Lord. I am moving each room into a new area and creating a larger craft room, so I can get all of my supplies into one room (finally :-)). 

I am hoping to be able to create more cards again soon- hugs and God Bless!


Heather said...

Oh gosh, Julie, great use of this gorgeous set - I love all your stitching on the papers! What great memories to share! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

Mrs.B said...

A great card, wonderful image and design.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! What a gorgeous American Eagle image, you just made me realize I don't have any eagle stamps in my stash so I need to remedy that ASAP.
I love how you incorporated the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE colors into your card, beautifully done!!
The stitching looks amazing, it adds lots of really awesome texture.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

Mia said...

Your card is beautiful, Julie! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining TIOT challenge. Hugs, Mia.

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