Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Shabby Floral Wedding Card

It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time Suzz is our hostess and is calling it With This Ring.  Here is how she describes it:

Summer is a traditional time for weddings. This year we have seen many of the celebrations become virtual, rescheduled or limited to few people participating. We as craft makers can still share our art with the happy couples by creating something beautiful to celebrate their special occasion. I challenge you to create something celebrating a wedding, it can be anything including: layout, card, decor, or gift.

I have created a shabby card with lots of flowers and two hearts that speaks to the romantic nature of a wedding.

I started with some paper from the Pretty Mosaics collection (Prima) and toned the colour down by using my ratty bristle brush to add some White Gesso. The panel was distressed on the edges and then added to my card blank.

The next panel was created by brushing Blushing and Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) onto a piece of white card stock.

Once the paint was dry, I added some stenciling with a Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) and Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi). This was followed with some White Gesso to tone it down. It was still too bold for me so I crumpled up some white tissue paper (Dollarama), opened it back up and glued it over the panel, making sure to pat it down so it didn't tear while it was still wet. Finally I distressed the edges and layered it on top of the background panel.

Next I worked on the embellishments.  I covered a chipboard heart cut by my husband with White Gesso and then added some Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) using a stipple brush. When it was dry I painted the heart with Elephant Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then rubbed some Pearl Perfect Pearl (Ranger) over the heart to add some shimmer to the high areas.

The word love is a wooden piece my husband made for me and it also has been covered with the Texture Paste Crackle and White Gesso. The little heart charm came from my stash and has been coated with White Gesso and then sanded for an aged look. A string of teeny seed beads have been added to the charm. Both the charm and word were then added to the large heart, which was then adhered to the card.

A strip of venise lace was added near the bottom.  I used the Skeleton Leaves and the Garden Greens die sets (Tim Holtz) to cut some leaves from scraps of white shimmer card stock. Seam binding was dyed with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and created a loopy bow to which I added a pearl cluster.

To create the large white flower I tore a strip of sheer drapery fabric from my sewing stash,folded it in half on the long side and using a running stitch on the side opposite the fold I ruffled it forming it into a flower shape and then added a paper flower to the centre. The rest of the flowers are a variety of paper flowers singles from my stash that have been layered with either paper roses or adhesive pearls added to the centres.

I finished the inside of the card by creating a second panel exactly like the background panel and then added a white panel with a sentiment.

I hope you will join us for this challenge.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top four picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to guest design with us at a future date.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on Tuesday, August 4th.

Supplies list:

Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic - A4 Paper Pad 642181
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Elephant, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Blushing, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Carnation - 1oz Bottle
Rayon Seam Binding
15 Piece Ivory Acrylic Imitation Pearl Clusters
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Flourish THS032
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can AID39006
KAISERCRAFT Pearls - Self Adhesive - Pearl
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves Die Set
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die Set
Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls
White Adhesive Pearls
Venise Lace
Sheer Fabric
Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections Paper Flowers
Seed Beads
Heart Charm

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Christmas Card in July

It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time I am the hostess.  I am calling this one Christmas Cards in July and here is how I describe it:

If you are like me, you are anxious for 2020 to be over and done with. To speed things up let's pretend Christmas is around the corner even though it is only July and get a start on creating shabby chic or vintage inspired cards. This challenge is all about cards so please save other Christmas creations for later.

When I chose this theme I didn't realize that it would be appropriate for another reason. Where I live is is freaking hot right now and expected to be so until at least July 20th. When I say hot it is running about 93F - 95F every day with a humidex that is higher. Thinking Christmas helps to makes it feel a wee bit cooler - or maybe it is the air conditioning. 😄

This very shabby card was super easy to make and here is how I went about it:

I first found a freebie vintage image online and printed it.

Next I found a variety of papers I thought would compliment the photo.  For this card I used papers from the Flower Alphabet and Alchemy collections (Stamperia).  Don't be afraid to check out all your paper collections for papers that might work and not just Christmas themed papers.

Each panel of paper was heavily distressed on the edges and then I rubbed the edges with Old White Matte Wax (Prima).  Once that was dry I used a palette knife to spread some Distress Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) thickly in random spots on the edges.  This was done to each panel.

The next step was to grab some scraps of white card stock and cut a number of poinsettias and greens from the Holiday Greens and Festive Greens die sets (Tim Holtz).  Note:  I will link a substitute for the Festive Greens since I couldn't find that one in the store anymore.

Using a stencil brush I held the brush vertically and very lightly pounced some of the Distress Texture Paste onto all the poinsettia and greens pieces.  Because I did it so lightly, it didn't show a lot of cracking but gave it the desired texture.  If you click on the photo of the focal image to bring up a larger size, you should see the crackle on the bits I added to the edges.

The final step was to assemble the card.  I added the panels of paper first using some dimensional foam between the two large panels and also under the focal image.  Next I layered two of the poinsettia petals to make each flower and added them along with the greens.

I hope you will join us for the challenge.  It runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 21st so you have lots of time to create.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Stamperia - Flower Alphabet 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL30
Stamperia - Alchemy 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL34
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Paste - Old White 967857
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Sizzix Alternations Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Holiday Greens 658759
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Funky Festive Florals 66422
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E