Wednesday, February 21, 2018

TCC87 Our Refuge

Hi Friends!!

It’s time for The Card Concept #87 {Freshly Brewed} Challenge!!  I was inspired by the whitewashed wood background, the flowers and the overall feminine feeling of the photo to create a Classy and Elegant Mixed Media card.  

The main design panel is one layer so this card will be very easy to mail without additonal postage:-)

I used the brand new What A Savior stamp set from the February release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps along with the previously released Our Refuge stamp set. 

I am also linking this card to the Simon Says Monday “Grunge It Up!” Challenge, the As You See It #169 “Way Back to the Future” Challenge (my first official stamp "tool" was a heat gun and I still love watching the powder melt:-)) and the Word Art Wednesday #322-323 “Anything Goes” Challenge. 

If you have not had a chance to do so, I hope you will find the time to check out the rest of the wonderful Design Team cards at The Card Concept as well as the entries at the other challenge sites- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Prepare a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the floral image from What A Savior stamp set with Versamark™ ink, apply white  embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, mask the flower and repeat the step for two additional blooms.

2). Watercolor the flowers using water-based markers, inks and/or colored pencils until you are satisfied with the colors (I went a bit overboard :-)).

3). Use a stencil brush and stencil to apply hickory smoke distress ink over the background. 

4). De-static the background, ink and stamp the sentiment from Our Refuge using archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

5). Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim and mount onto the white card base.

6). Add a few jewel drops and apply shimmer to the petals with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Inks/Mediums:  Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi; Derwent® Watercolor Pencils, Nuvo™ Grey Mist Jewel Drops, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Embossing Buddy®, Clear & White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box Stencil

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you will be able to join us for the The Card Concept #87 {Freshly Brewed} Challenge at The Card Concept!


Kate Stockman said...

Your cards just amaze me! They are just beautiful.

Kim Heggins said...

I agree with Kate, your cards are always over the top amazing and so beautiful with the most powerful sentiments! Just love this!

TLady said...

Julie, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the background you created with the stencil brushes. The stencil you used looks like a doily! AND you left a perfect spot just for the sentiment & it glows! I think your card looks just GORGEOUS!!!!Thanks for sharing how you did this! ;)

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Julie! Your flowers are so intensely colored, and your background is lovely! How fun that your first stamping memories involve heat embossing...I still get exciting seeing it "come to life" too! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card at AYSI this week!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh yes, I can still remember the thrill of holding a heat gun for the first time and watching the magic happen! It never grows old! I love your intense coloured blooms but my favourite is that delicate, smoky stencilled background. Another beautiful creation, Julie. Thank you for joining us at As You See It this week.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

This card is fantastic!!! I love the flowers and how the sentiment works so well with your card. Thanks for playing along at Word Art Wednesday.

Tara Angus said...

I still love watching the embossing powder melt after all these years too! Great card! Thanks for playing along with AYSI!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgoeus card! I am so glad you played along with the
as you see it!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

such an outstanding card! Love the bold colors!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - we all hope to see you again soon!
x Zoey

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