Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SSCB#28 Sheet Music or Newsprint - Thistle Birthday

Are you playing along with the Serendipity Stamps Challenge?  This month the challenge is to create a project with your favorite Serendipity Stamps image or die and to include some sheet music or newsprint on your design.    Just link up your design here and you could win $20 off your next order!  Everyone is a winner though because the sale this time is buy 3 items get your 4th item free.   The sale runs through 2-26.  

The design team made all their cards featuring a color blending techinque.  I used Ranger distress inks to create the warm red, orange, yellow background for my butterfly and thistle.   First I stamped the image in Versamark Ink, and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I applied the distress inks one at a time, starting with the lightest in the center, and the darker on the outer edges. 
To add a little sparkle I used a Sakura Quickie Glue pen, drew some dots, allowed the glue to dry and then applied gold perfect pearls.  

Want to see more projects from the design team?  Just click on their names below to jump to their blog. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a beautiful day!

ThistleEveryday Words Small Horizontal
Supplies used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Everyday Words Small, Thistle
Dies:  Spellibinder Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Nested Fancy Pennants
Border Punch: EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Perfect Pearls
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Marmalade, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Fact & Fiction Collections
Ribbon: May Arts 5/8 Textured Lines Orange
Twinery Cantaloupe
Button, Clear Embossing Powder
Card Stock:  PTI White, Vintage Cream, SU! Tangerine Tango
Pin:  Ribbon Reel 


Pauline said...

THats beautiful Jeanne, I love the rich warm oranges, and your blending is perfect!

Marybeth said...

It's beautiful and what a wonderful blending technique you used. This one reminds me of a warm summer day. Sure to warm anyone up who lives by you ....with all that snow and cold. Neat way to use that image.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! The colors the image the text. Makes me wish it were spring here in Minnesota.

Karen Amidon said...

Your colors are always so cheerful. The Thistle image embossed in clear looks beautiful on your background. Another gorgeous creation Jeanne!

Cathy Weber said...

What a good idea with those glue dots and perfect pearls! I zoomed in to see if they were sequins before I read your whole post. This is totally you, the bright colors and I really like the white embossing.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Jeanne! I love the hot orange color w/ the pale turquoise! Such a wonderful sketch, too!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! Your colors really pop!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yikes, this is so beautiful, Jeanne! A person can sit and have an entire cocktail just enjoying all the wonderful little details you tuck into your fabulous creations!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

The embossing and shading is beautiful, a breath of spring!

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous, Jeanne. Your cards are always so packed full of beauty. I'm really loving the orange on this one....I love orange but forget to use it on my cards.

Irish Cherokee said...

Very well done.

Vickie Z said... the orange/yellow combo! That image is gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card all the orange and yellow, just stunning!