Saturday, January 14, 2017

Parisian Hello

Hi Sweet Friends!

Today I am sharing a Freestyle Collage style Mixed Media card that I designed using using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (SNSS) Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Setalong with Grunge Elements and the new Creative Worship stamp set, Rebecca Script Alpha (all available at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps). 

To create this card:

1). Ink the SNSS Parisian Postcard ClearStamp Set Eiffel Tower image with Versamark™ ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut the image and set aside.

2). Ink the floral image from theSNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with black soot distress ink, stamp onto white cardstock, create a mask for the image and stamp the remaining collage images from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with antique linen distress ink.

3). Ink a few of the postage images along with the postcard image from the SNSS Parisian Postcard Clear Stamp Set with  Versamark™ ink, stamp onto the panel, apply gold embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

4). Remove the mask for the flowers and use water-based markers to watercolor the flowers (being careful around the edges since the black soot distress ink is not waterproof), dry with the heat tool.  
After the ink had dried, I used a thin black marker to redefine a few of the lines on the petals and stamped the SNSS Grunge Elements image (I used a small piece of the large splatter stamp) with black ink to add the splatter between the images.

5). Trim a piece of white cardstock, mount onto a piece of black cardstock, trim once more and mount onto the white card base.  Add the striped gold vellum cardstock (I used glue beneath the gold stripes to hide the adhesive).

6). Trim the collage panel, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and mount onto the card front.

7). Ink the letters from the SNSS Rebecca Script Alpha Clear Stamps to spell “Hello” with black soot distress ink and stamp onto white cardstock.  Create the banner by hand cutting the flag end before mounting onto black cardstock and mirror cutting the banner.

8). Add the hello banner directly to the card front and mount the SNSS Parisian Postcard embossed Eiffel Tower image with dimensional foam.

9). Add a few black shimmery sequins to finish off the card.

I hope I have inspired you today with this fun Mixed Media card- hugs and have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Cathymac said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Julie! The color on the roses really pops against your neutral background!

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful card, thanks for sharing!

Chrissy D said...

Stunning! I love collage images and you really created a beauty!