Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lucky Me

Hello again!  I hope you're having a good week!  I've had some fun in my craft room this week, and the card I'm sharing with you here is for the Stamp Ink Paper current challenge to use primary colors, the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to "Splatter It" and The Challenge, to use one of the Keywords, of which I chose "friendship".

Making this card was definitely outside my wheelhouse as I am not a primary color type of girl, but it's always good to stretch and do things that are outside one's comfort zone.  Plus, I finally used a super cute stamp set that was part of the GENEROUS blog candy I won at SIP's 100th challenge post (thank you DT!!).  I've been waiting for the right time to use it and this was it!

I started with a panel of Bristol paper and blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink around the middle.  Next the word "lucky" was cut twice from yellow card stock and the larger version from navy card stock.  The other parts of the sentiment were heat set with white embossing powder on red card stock.

Before all the words and embellishments were added to the inked panel, it was die cut with the largest Wonky Rectangle die, then splattered with white gouache and water.  The wood hearts were colored with a red Zig marker, then topped with Ranger Glossy Accents to make them nice and shiny.  Both the hearts and panel were left over night to dry, after which the panel was added to a red card base, and the die cut and embossed sentiment and hearts were adhered to the front, and the card was complete!

Thanks so much for visiting, as always, it's so appreciated!  I've added links to the challenges above so be sure to use them to check out all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Lucky Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Strathmore Bristol, School House Red and Soft Navy (both Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versamark, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Other:  Lucky companion dies, Wonky Rectangle die (SSS), Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Hearts and Stars Elements (Stampin' Up), Red Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker, Winsor & Newton White Gouache, Ranger Glassy Accents


Vicki Finger said...

Such a striking card and I love that pop of red on the soft yellow! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is such a fun, in-your-face kinda card! Big, bold and bright! Thanks for sharing this at SIP this week!

Tina Riddle said...

Stef, your card is awesome! I love the big bold sentiment and the texture you created in the background! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

Lisa Altman said...

Great job with this week's SIP challenge. What a fun card!! Thank you for sharing with us again. :)

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Hi Steff, cute take on the challenge colours this week. I like the sentiment as the focal point and the stitched edge from the die as some nice detail. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

debby4000 said...

What great colours, fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.