Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mixed Media Floral- Sending Prayers
I have another card to share today using a few “new to me” stamp sets from Unity Stamp Co. designed by Graciellie Designs – Faith & Hope and The Vine.
I love participating with online challenges and incorporated the Just Add Ink #390 Sketch Challenge along with the Happy Little Stampers December 2017 Watercolour "Anything Goes" Challenge and the Word ArtWednesday #312-#313 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from their Design Teams as well as their galleries!
To create this card:
1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set #1 Dies. Ink the floral image from Faith & Hope with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the lower left corner and upper right corner of the panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, color with a water brush using a red watercolor pencil and follow with water-based markers until you are satisfied with the color (I have the colors I used listed in the card recipe below).
3). Use an alcohol marker to fill in the background and stencil blue distress oxide ink using a honeycomb stencil. Mount the entire panel onto a die cut piece of black cardstock (using the next size die in the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set #1 Dies).
4). Die cut a panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Dies, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.
5). Die cut a piece of designer paper with the MFT Horizontal Strip Dies, cut the die in half before mounting onto the card base (per the sketch). Mount the focal image panel with dimensional foam.
6). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from The Vine with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Trim and add the sentiment to the card front (again per the sletch).
7). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the flower petals with a clear glitter pen, white highlights to the flower centers with an extra fine white paint pen and a few sequins.
Stamp Sets: Faith & Hope, The Vine (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Salty Ocean; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Real Red, Old Olive; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen and VB1 Alcohol Marker; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; misc. designer paper (magenta- not sure of manufacturer)
Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, Horizontal Strip Dies; Balzer Designs® Honeycomb Stencil, Sponge Dauber, Sequins (Red Asst-Crafter’s Medley), Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a very blessed week and Merry Christmas!