Sunday, September 9, 2012

First Wednesday Club Comfort Café Card

You’ve been reading about my attempts to rescue and recreate a fall card for last week’s First Wednesday Card Club.  LOL, I had spent most of Sunday trying to make just one card!

Knowing I wanted to use the fall colored patterned paper from the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper Pack, I finally came up with a more palatable solution!! And the answer was…. sponging with More Mustard Ink!!summer smooches and comfort cafe dsp are sponged to softenCard stock colors used in today’s card palette:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight (DSP), Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.

Inks used:  Versa Mark, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and More Mustard.versa mark ink used to stamp four seasons wreathThe Very Vanilla card stock pieces and designer series papers were sponged using More Mustard Ink and a wedge of Stampin’ Sponge.  Thumping the sponge heavily along the outer edges intensified the color and gave the edges more of an orange color.before photo... before more mustard and yesterday's cardRemember what the DSP looked like before sponging?  Quite a difference, right?  Definitely more of a fall theme!

I’m not sure why I keep using the wreath from the Four Seasons Stamp Set… LOL could have used the lovely wreath in the Full of Blessings Stamp Set as well!club vote.. antique brass brads would match betterEven the daffodil delight paper from the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper Pack was sponged and thumped with more mustard ink, softening it’s appearance! 

I like using multiple textures and patterns on a cards…. it reminds me of making a quilt, LOL!

LOL I put gold brads on the card… as I built it… and it wasn’t until after adding the round ribbon slide that I realized that the slide was antiqued and brushed silver!!  The club members had a choice of using silver or Antique Brass brads on their cards and most of them chose Brass!all very vanilla pieces were also sponged with mm inkThe Cajun craze card stock was embossed using the Chevron textured impressions embossing folder, and the old olive background card stock was embossed using the new lacy brocade embossing folder from the current mini catalog.

Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon was cut on an angle and burned on one end using a liquid match/ torch before threading through the round ribbon slide.  SNAIL double sided adhesive was run along the back side of the ribbon and then two mini glue dots were attached behind the slide securing it soundly to the card front and preventing shifting.

LOL… now I may just disassemble the cards from the past few days and start sponging all my DSP… how about you?

Well… hi ho, hi ho… it’s off to work I go!!  I look forward to reading your comments and hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow for a new card share!



Shop my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in today’s…

First Wednesday Club Comfort Café Card with Sponging!

Stamps:  Four Seasons (hostess) WM 126830 /CM 126832, Full of Blessings WM 128078 / CM 128081

Papers:  Very Vanilla 101650, Cajun Craze 119684, Old Olive 100702, Not Quite Navy 101722, Soft Suede 115318, Summer Smooches 125409 and Comfort Café 126898 Designer Series Papers

Inks:  Versa Mark 102283, Cajun Craze 126965, Soft Suede 126978, More Mustard 126964

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Lacy Brocade Embossing folder 127819, Chevron Embossing Folder 127749, Postage Stamp Punch 122344, 1” Square Punch 124094, 1” circle punch 119868, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch 118874, Craft Scissors 108360, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187, Paper Piercing Tool 126189, Liquid Match (non-SU)

Awesome Accessories:  Stampin’ Sponge (wedge) 101610, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Glue Dots 103683, SNAIL Adhesive 104332, Metallic Brads 119741

Techniques:  Sponging, DSP, Ribbon, Fall Cards, Embossing, Big Shot Machine

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1 comment:

ellouise1969 said...

Another awesome layout Sharon. The warm tones are also so inviting.