Try Stampin' on Tuesday #573
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #573
Hello friends! Today at Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Challenge #573 we have another sketch to share with you, with a suggested theme of inspired by a book. I needed to make a birthday card for one of my children's friends and so skipped the optional theme. I decided to use this card for my "homework" for the Altenew Academy's Masking Unleashed class working towards my Level 2 Altenew Educator Certification process. We hope that you play along with us for this challenge!
Stamps: Altenew's All Things Sweet stamp set
Paper: Watercolor paper, Die Cuts with a View's Desert Blossom 12 x 12 Paper Stack
Embossing Powder: Ranger's Holographic embossing powder
Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set
Tim Holtz's Label Sentiment Stickers collection
Sequins: Catherine Pooler's Kings Canyon sequin mix
Altenew's Masking Paper
To create this card, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper with the second-largest stitched rectangular die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set as well as a piece of Altenew's Masking Paper with the same die. I then ran the die cut masking paper through the die cutting machine again, this time with Lawn Fawn's Giant Hooray die. I then ink blended the whole watercolor paper die panel with Mango Rubbernecker Color Fuse ink and then placed the die cut masking paper of the Hooray sentiment over the watercolor panel. The ink panel was ink blended with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress Ink--Tea Dye over the whole panel, and Vintage Photo over the edges of the panel. I then splattered both Tea Dye and Vintage Photo ink mixed with water over the panel as well. Finally, I splattered some gold watercolor from the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set over the panel as well.
Next, I took off the masking paper off the panel and then stamped the sundae stamp from Altenew's All Things Sweet stamp set with Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder on the left side of the card. After embossing, I masked the stamped image and repeated the process on the right side of the card, creating two sundaes next to each other. I then used some of the leftover Tea Dye and Vintage Photo ink mixed with water and watercolored the sundaes very lightly so that you can still see the differences of color in the background panel behind them. Gold watercolor from the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set was painted over the bases of the sundae glasses as well as where the glass is reflecting the light. More of the gold watercolor was then painted on the whipped cream as well of both sundaes. Finally, the cherries were painted with the red watercolor from the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors watercolor set.
Finally, I die cut the bottom two layers of patterned paper, both from Die Cuts with a View's Desert Blossom 12 x 12 Paper Stack--a piece of light brown patterned paper with gold foil dots die cut with the largest die from Gina K Design's Master Layout 2 die set and a brown patterned paper with an A2-sized stitched rectangle die.
To assemble the card, I glued the top panel to a scrap panel of cardstock that was also die cut with the second-largest die from the Master Layout 2 die set. The gold foiled light brown layer panel (the medium sized layer) was glued behind the top layer. Then the largest, bottom layer was glued next to mimic the sketch. I then added a sentiment from Tim Holtz's Label Sentiment Stickers collection on the center right side of the top panel to mimic the sketch. Brown, cream, and silver sequins from Catherine Pooler's Kings Canyon sequin mix were glued in clumps of 3 (except to cover one small blemish) around the card--the top right, bottom left, and around the sentiment--to create interest and add more sparkle. (Because you can never have enough sparkle!)
As with many of the projects I have made for my Altenew Academy and Altenew Educator Certification classes, I have had to push myself out of my comfort zone and really appreciated the process. I would not have ever made this card, and to be honest this was the third version of the card as I really struggled to figure out the combination of stamp and masking that would work best for this card. I definitely want to return to this technique (and ideas from the class) on future cards.
We hope you are able to join us this week on Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Thanks for reading!