Monday, July 3, 2017

In All Things Give Thanks

Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great Independence Day week so far! Today I am sharing another quick Mixed Media card using digital stamps from Power Poppy, Apples in Season and Bittersweet Wreath.  As I mentioned before, I love the versatility of using a digital image with traditional card making techniques and it is so easy to do so!

If you have not had a chance to visit the challenge blogs yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using a photo editing software, import the main apple digital image from Apples in Season and the sentiment from Bittersweet Wreath (both Power Poppy).  FYI- I use the retired My Digital Studio™ program from Stampin’ Up! to import the images, re-size and format on an 8 ½” x 11” page to allow room to die-cut/trim.   Print out onto a piece of 8 ½” x 11” Whisper White cardstock, die cut the Apples in Season image with a large stitched rectangle die and hand-trim the sentiment.

2). Watercolor the apple image using an AquaPainter™ with watercolor pencils, graphite pencil and distress inks. Use Hickory Smoke Distress Ink with a honeycomb stencil to add stenciling to the background.  Apply shimmer with a clear glitter pen over the blossoms and white highlights with an extra fine white paint pen.  Mount the panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim close to the edge and set aside.

3). Mount the sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

4). Trim a piece of Basic Black cardstock and mount onto the Whisper White card base.

5). Trim a pieces of Real Red cardstock, add the apple image with dimensional foam, wrap a piece of 1” Gingham Ribbon onto the lower part of the focal image and add the sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Apples in Season, Bittersweet Wreath (both digital- Power Poppy)

Ink/Mediums: Printer Ink- Black; Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Extra Fine White Sharpie® Paint Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Die-namics™ Blueprints 20 Stitched Frame Die, AquaPainter™, Mini Punchenella Stencil (Balzar Designs), 1” Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!


Jan said...

Such a stunning card, Julie! Your apples look so shiny and realistic they look ready to be eaten! And I love your sponging background details too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

KimB said...

Your colouring of the apples is just beautiful Julie! So much dimensions and shine! I love how you backed it with that subtle honeycomb stencilling too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Patrice said...

Julie, your chosen images are gorgeous, as is the colouring - those apples look good enough to eat. Love the background stencil too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Heather said...

I was over on the Just Add Ink blog checking out the new challenge and looking at the winners from last week (you won!) and just had to stop by and check this card out! Your apples are amazing!! The shine on them is fantastic, they look so real! Gorgeous card all around.

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