Friday, March 5, 2021

Featured Artist for As You See It #245

I was very honored recently to have been chosen as the Feature Artist from the As You See It Challenge team. As such, I have created 2 cards for the current challenge: Masculine, Embossing Folder, Twine, Die Cut and Earth Tones!
Here is my card which the team picked for the Featured Artist:
The winners post from the original challenge group can be found here:
My first card is a slimline card. To tell you the truth, I struggled a bit with the 5 criteria for this challenge. Masculine cards, to me, are always the toughest. I thought of my Kat Scrappiness Slimline Layered Cityscape Die:
And the great news is that Kat Scrappiness is having a sale starting today through March 14,2021! Site wide!!! Great time to pick up some goodies:
Back to the card:
I die cut out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock, 2 panels with the buildings and the lights and adhered them together with liquid adhesive. I used a bit of Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges with my Scrapbook.com Foam Blending Tool just to darken it up the edges a bit.
Earth tones would be easy with this die. I next die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock for the cover panel. Using Yellow Frog Tape I taped a straight line about 1/2" from the bottom and then ink blended Distress Oxide Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and a bit of Spiced Marmalade onto the background where the city scape would be. I didn't want it to look like the burning of Atlanta, but a red sky. 
I used my Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Frames to cut out this panel.
Ok, so now I have the masculine part, the earth tones and the die cut. I need twine and an embossing folder. I have some linen twine in my stash that I wrapped around the bottom of the card about 3 times and taped in place on the back. The embossing folder is a Sizzix 3D Impresslit called Radiant which I used to mimic the sun.
Lastly the sentiment is from Altenew's Geometric Landscape heat embossed onto Stampin' Up! card stock from my stash. For me, white heat embossing onto a dark card stock works best if I stamp with a white craft ink several times using my MISTI and sprinkle white detailed embossing powder over it. I like Scrapbook.com's White Premium Pigment Ink with Ranger's Superfine White Embossing Powder for a good clean crisp sentiment.

The slimline card base is from Neenah 110lb. Class Crest Solar White card stock which I almost always use for card bases. I left the inside blank and will stamp once I have the perfect occasion for it.
I did make one more card for this challenge:
The tag paper was made one day when I was playing with my Ranger Distress Spray Stains. The embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions called Bead Board and is now retired along with the rest are items shown.
I want to thank the team from the As You See It Challenges for selecting me and if you are a card maker, play along!
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

8 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card, Anita! I enjoyed the explanation on creating it too. The blended background really makes this card, I think. Thank you for joining us as our first Guest Designer at As You See It!

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  2. I love both of your cards Anita - the first one is so striking! That sky is the perfect backdrop for your neutral cityscape and you did a great job of combining all of the elements of the recipe. Your tag on your second card is also great - love those mottled rust colours. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creative talents as our first ever guest designer over at As You See It - hope to see you in our gallery again soon!

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  3. Thank you so much for all the great comments, Joanne. It was my honor to be your guest designer and I plan to play along as much as I can in the future!

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  4. Stunning cards! Your city with that brilliant background is gorgeous. And the white bicycle on the tag with distress inks is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. You're always so sweet to comment. I really appreciate your support!

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  5. Your card is fabulous! I struggled with all the elements of this card too (and it was my challenge, LOL!!!). That die is amazing and the background works perfectly...it's a work of art! So happy to have you as our guest this week!

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  6. Thank you, LeAnne! You came up with one of the tougher challenges, for sure. But it's good to stretch our creative minds!

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