October 1, 2016

Life is Better...

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, sharing a fun Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release stamp sets, Ice Cream Shoppe and Bottle Caps Background along with the previously released ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies and ODBD Beautiful Boho 6x6 Paper Pad (available at Our Daily Bread Designs).  

To create the background for this card, I lightly stenciled a pale pink distress ink over a piece of white cardstock, then offset the stencil a bit and applied a light gray distress ink followed by a layer using a clear glitter pen.

I distressed the edges and used a sewing machine with a zig zag stitch to attach the stenciled background along with the angled piece of the pink swirled patterned paper from the ODBD Beautiful Boho 6x6 Paper Pad onto a piece of black cardstock.

I distressed the edges a bit more before adding the entire panel to the white card base.

I stamped the Bottle Caps Background and two of the ice cream cone images from Ice Cream Shoppe using black archival ink onto white cardstock, fussy cut the images, mounted the ice cream cones onto black cardstock (fussy cutting close to the stamped image) and used the ODBD Double Stitched Circle Dies to cut out circles for the Bottle Caps Background images.

I layered the three fussy-cut Bottle Cap Background images using dimensional foam onto the die cut circles and mounted them directly to the card front.

The Ice Cream Shoppe ice cream cone images were also mounted with dimensional foam over a bit of looped silver metallic thread.

I heat embossed the sentiment from Ice Cream Shoppe with white embossing powder onto black cardstock, hand trimmed the pieces and mounted onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Using a clear glitter pen, I added shimmer to the ice cream as well as the bottle caps to finish off the card.

I love the sentiments and images in the Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set and they coordinate so well with the Bottle Caps Background, don’t you agree?

Thanks again for taking the time to visit us and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

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