Friday, June 13, 2014

Pops Rocks


Today is the start of a new challenge over at Pattie's Creations.  Create either a Father's Day themed project or a Wedding theme - your choice.  You can find images at Pattie's ETSY store for either choice.


As you can tell, I decided to make an easel card for Father's Day using Pattie's Cowboy Dreams image, which is colored with Copic markers.  The background started out as white cardstock that I added embossing paste to using the Crafters Workshop mini chicken wire stencil.  Once the paste was dry, I began adding (lots) of Distress Stains until I was happy with the color.  (It took a while.)

I also tried a very popular technique of sprinkling embossing powder onto cardstock and heat setting it (most people use Frantage powders.)  I didn't have any of those, but have lots of Sparkle N Sprinkle embossing powders, so that's what I used.  I sprinkled both their new (coming soon) Copper Flame mixed media embossing powder and Magic Speckle embossing powder onto the side of the cardstock and heat set it from underneath.

Both sentiments were die cut from Die-Versions fonts - the larger one on the front of the easel card is Saloon Door and the message revealed when the card is open is the Little Lizzie font.  The music notes are also from Die-Versions (Harmony Wee Petites).  The bow tie is a Memory Box die (Family Ties).

You have two weeks to upload your Fathers'Day or Wedding project to Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created as well.

18 comments:

Zella said...

Oh Anne, this is AMAZING!!!!!!

Lori Kobular said...

What a great card Anne!! Amazing backgrounds, and now I think I need that DV Font!!

Karen D. said...

just a super FD card!

Life of Pie, Key Lime said...

Great job, love this.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely brilliant Anne, I love everything about it
Kevin xx

Lisa said...

This is so fun, Anne!! I love the layers and the beautiful colors!! The images you used are fabulous!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

a wonderful card anne - really fabulous xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous, fabulous Father's Day card Anne! Love how the turquoise just pops!

Brenda said...

How fun! Love the little bow tie on the POPS - love the colors too - especially the boots.

jimlynn said...

I don't know about "Pops" rocking but your card certainly does for sure! LOVE IT!!! The chicken wire stencil worked wonderfully on here and love that tiny bow tie too. Fantastic card!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Anne this is fabulous! Loving the cowboy boots and hat, great background you created too.
Hugs
Linda xx

Jill Jacobsen said...

Anne, this is a cute card...love the country theme and the images...good choice of colors.

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, your Father's Day card is wonderful! Great images and super dies and stencils. So many really great details. Love it. Hugz!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cool Father's Day card. Love the cowboy theme!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I just LOVE this card- the background with the technique and stains is awesome! Loving the speckled look with embossing powders too. I LOVE your coloring of the cowboy boots.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so fun, and perfect for Father's Day !!! I love the design , and those images are just too cute !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Pattie G said...

WOW, Anne... This is amazing! I just love how you colored my images and those colors are so vivd. Great job!

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Sandi said...

Anne - perfect image choice! I really like that chicken wire stencil, it goes well with the card.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!