Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs with Broadsheet Alphabet Love Card

Staying true to my distressed self, here's another card which showcases several distressing techniques.  I saw a similar card in another rubber stamp company's catalog and thought I could reproduce it with Stampin' Up! sets and paper. I love the way my background paper turned out.
I'll start with the Letter squares:  I stamped the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp in Whisper White Craft ink on Tangerine Tango card stock, dried it with a heat tool because I can't wait for things to air dry.  Then I rubbed the paper with the embossing buddy and stamped the letters on top of the dot pattern in Whisper White craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I punched out the letters with the 1 1/4 inch square punch and layered them on top of 1 3/8 inch punched squares in Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I used a Cherry Cobbler marker to make those sketchy lines around the edge of the Tangerine Tango squares. Position these layered squares on a piece of Whisper White card stock and trim tightly all around.  My white square measures 2 14/16ths on each side, but I didn't cut that square first.  
For the patterned paper layer I took a piece of 3 1/4 x 4 5/8th Tangerine Tango card stock and randomly stamped the larger flower stamp from Baroque Motifs stamp set in VersaMark.  Then I inked up the small spiky flower in VersaMark then in Tangerine Tango ink and randomly stamped that image all over.  When you do this you have to clean between each stamp so that you don't contaminate your VersaMark pad with orange ink.  Then sprinkle with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat set with a heat tool.
I then brayered and sponged Cherry Cobbler ink all over as shown.  To get the white-ish edges on the card base and this patterned background piece, pour a little white embossing powder in your tray and run a VersaMarker along the edges of each.  Dip the edges in the white embossing powder.  Manipulate the powder (using a brush) before heat setting so you get the desired thickness and look.
The flowers are made with the Daisies #2 die, using 2 of the medium daisies layered together and then I sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.  The flower center is made with the the Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die--2 large and 1 medium sponged with Cherry Cobbler on the edges and offset.  The Cherry Cobbler center is punched from the Boho Blossoms punch, wrapped with the new Cherry Cobbler baker's twine from the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (see side bar).
The strips of green are 1/4 inch strips of Old Olive, crunched and wrinkled then add some Cherry Cobbler ink direct to paper.  To get the worn look, take your Aqua Painter and paint over the whole strip which will bleed the Cherry Cobbler ink into the cracks and crevices.  The leaves are made by folding a piece of Old Olive paper in half then punching out just a small portion of the fold with a circle punch.  It doesn't even matter what size, but I would recommend something at least 1 inch or larger.  The edges of the leaves are sponged with Cherry Cobbler.
Please let me know if you have received some benefit from all these directions!  And as always, thanks for stopping by!
STAMP SETS:  Baroque Motifs (#113490), Broadsheet Alphabet (#118752 w, #120585 c)
PAPER:  Tangerine Tango (#111349), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Whisper White (#100730)
INK:  Tangerine Tango (#111834), Cherry Cobbler (#119669), Whisper White craft ink (#101731), VersaMark (#102283), VersaMarker (#100901)
TOOLS:  Big Shot (#113439), Daisies 2 die (#114520), Floral Fusion Sizzlit (#115969), Boho Blossoms punch (#119858), 1 1/4 inch square punch (#119865), 1 3/8 inch square punch (#119877), Heat Tool (#100005), Embossing Buddy (#103083). Powder Pals (#102197), White Embossing powder (#109132), Clear Embossing powder (#109130), Stamping sponges(#101610)
ACCESSORIES:  Glimmer Brads, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125)

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your blog, and this lovely card. Thanks, so much, for the detailed instructions. Very, very helpful! Doris


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