A Whole Lot Goin On!

Where to start! I made this card using all sort of techniques! So how about from the beginning! I went to Kerin's Stamp Paper Glitter and saw this sketch on Thursday morning:I new that I had wanted to try the technique called Poppin Pastels. You can find a tutorial for the technique HERE.

It was one of two techniques that could be chosen to do the Viva La Verve July Week 2 Challenge.

I didn't have chalks at the time, so I couldn't do the Poppin Pastels, and so I did the Burnt Batik option instead. That tutorial can be found HERE, and the card I did using that technique can be seen HERE! When I went to Joann's the other day, there was a four pack of blue chalks for $1, and I wanted to try the Poppin Pastels, so I went ahead and made the purchase! Because I only had blue chalks, I decided I wanted to do my card in blue! I just received my new Bevy Butterfly stamp set from Unity, so I new that was what I wanted to use in this card too.

I started my stamping by stamping the flowers from the Bevy set on the white base in VersaMark Ink. Once they were stamped, I used the blue chalks to go over the flowers, using all four shades of blue. I next decided to do the stip layer, and since I had just tried the faux grid technique from a challenge on SplitCoastStampers (SCS) and seen a different take on it from one of the members that I hadn't tried, and so decided that's what I wanted to do on this layer.
I scored a 1/2 inch grid on the layer before stamping the Bevy Butterflies in SU Tempting Turquoise. The ink bled a little into the score lines, so to make them pop a little more, I used my White Gel Pen to fill in the score lines and make the Turquoise color muted where it bled. (man I am wordy today!)

Finally, I had to decide what to do in the main layer on the sketch. I had seen that Verve was having their monthly Blog Hop, so I decided to use Verve stamps on this layer. My favorite Verve stamp is from the Because Of You set and is the flower! I decided to keep with the blues and stamped the image on a light blue layer.

Because I like to paper piece this image, I stamped the flowers again on some colorful scraps I had on my desk, cut them out, and layered on the image. I used dimension dots to pop up the main flower.

Lastly, I needed an sentiment, so I used Sweet on You from Verve for that. I added some pearls to my flowers, paper pierced the corners, put a clip on one corner, and called it good!

As I looked through all the current challenges at SCS, I saw that the Way to Use It challenge 227 required something done double in the card, which this qualified for with the two butterflies on the strip layer!

Another challenge was to use your wedding colors or high school colors... my wedding colors were blue, black, white! That challenge (LIMITED SUPPLY LSC229) also wanted to have a clip/a staple/or photo turns on the card... I used a clip!

Wow this card can be used for a lot! Here is a close up of the focal layer! Hope you didn't get too bored!
STAMPS: {Unity} Bevy Butterflies; {Verve} Because of you AND Sweet on You
INK: VersaMark, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Pearls, clip, scoring tools, dimensionals


Kerin said...

WOW Rachel, that IS a lot of stuff going on for one card...but you did a great job as usual!! Love your poppin' pastels, and the center image is very pretty. I'm glad you put all of that effort into one card for my sketch challenge, thanks :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable, great job!

enjoy *~*

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling....You sure covered "lots of ground" with your card... and such beauty it is!! :) I love the poppin' pastels technique, butterflies and your cute little clip works very well!! Fantastic card Rachel... :) Hope you are enjoying the summer sun this weekend! SMILES.. Michelle :)

Terri E. said...

What a fun creation. Stunning work on the verve project challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carpenters' said...

You have my permission to buy what ever stamp(s) you want!LOL Love you,MOM

Tricia said...

I'm glad you got to try the poppin pastels. That's such a fun technique and you did it fabulously!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

This is so pretty! Love the flower and butterflies and that cute little clip in the corner.

Kristina said...

Wow, you did an amazing job of combining a bunch of techniques! Love that paper pieced flower!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is just stunning! I love the look of the pastels! Great job on the floral image!

Kim said...

Great card - thanks for sharing your details with us.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great card. I love the little library clip hardware.