Thursday, July 6, 2017

Peace Love Joy

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card that was made using both the current color challenge and sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I'm also joining Stamp Ink Paper for its current theme challenge of Christmas in July.  "Dessert" for the color challenge is also to make a Christmas card.

The color challenge colors are Tranquil Tide, Silver and Pool Party.  Tranquil Tide is one of the new In Colors at Stampin' Up, which I have not yet decided to acquire, so I substituted Bermuda Bay.  After searching through my stash of Christmas designer series paper, I was pleased to find a retired piece with Silver Foil and Pool Party, which became part of the background on the card.

I started with a Pool Party card base, then added the panel with the dsp layered on Bermuda Bay.  Next the trees and snowflakes were heat embossed with Pool Party and Silver embossing powder, respectively.  For the sentiment, I inked up the stamp first in Versamark, then with Bermuda Bay ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  After all the embossing was complete, the panels were adhered to slightly larger panels and then to each other and the sentiment was fussy cut and adhered with foam tape.

After mounting the panels to the base with foam tape, the final touch was to add a couple of metallic enamel shapes.  Truly a very simple card with came together with so much ease, it is definitely one I will make more of when it comes for full Christmas card production.

Thanks for your visit, it's always so appreciated!  I've added links to the respective challenges above, so be sure check out all their beautiful inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Wonderland (SU), Iconic Christmas (sentiment, WPlus9)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Silver Foil, retired SU Christmas dsp
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Other:  Silver, Pool Party and Clear embossing powders, Metallic Enamel Shapes.


Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Stef, this is beautiful. I love the colour combination and I think I might still have some of that foil paper in my stash. Very nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Tina Riddle said...

Hi Stef! What a gorgeous card! I love the color combination and the embossed trees on the Bermuda Bay cardstock! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week for our Christmas in July Challenge!

Jenny Hall said...

Lovely layers, Stef! Your texture/color balance is very well thought out. Nicely done :-)