Tuesday Trigger – Wake Up Call

By Taheerah | 21st April 2013 | 20 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! I don’t know how the weekend is going so fast!!

I’m bringing you a card today that I’ve created for the latest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger:

This image made me think of retro/vintage posters and I pretty much went for a literal interpretation for my creation:

What do you think? I really love how this turned out! And it may look simple but let me tell you – it is a technique-packed card to boot!!

I started with a panel of My Style Blueprint cardstock and planned where my elements would go. I began by stamping the ‘You’ from the Simon Says Stamp ‘You’ set using Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW! Clear Semi Dull embossing powder. To create the banner I then measured and cut out a piece of fun foam to the right size, sprayed the back with repositionable spray adhesive and used it to stamp the banner using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I then took a piece of Golden Tiara cardstock and stamped it with the polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II using the WPlus9 White Pigment Ink (dudes, whatever white ink you are currently using – if it isn’t this – just toss it out and get this instead. You’ll totally thank me, I promise). I then stamped the cup from the Crafty Secrets Coffee & Tea set and trimmed it out. I decided I wanted everything flush with this card so I trimmed the shape out of my aqua panel as well. I placed the cup in its place then stamped the ‘I Like’ part of the sentiment using the Kelly Purkey Plain Jane Alphabet set.

We are almost at the white sentiment part – but wait! I didn’t want a clear embossed powder look. Oh no. So, using a technique I learned in one of the Online Card Classes videos, I placed a sheet of paper over the top of my panel and ironed with a low setting for a couple of seconds and voilà – embossing removed!! This technique is *genius*!!!

So, finally, the white sentiment. I die cut the letters from foam using the Script Alphabet dies and created stamps from them as before. I stamped the letters with Versamark ink then heat embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder (this was because I wanted everything flush as mentioned before). I stamped a small flourish from Fancy Flourishes above the cup and embossed in the same way. Finally I adhered everything to a Stamper’s Select White card base using Scor-Tape. Phew!

Well, I hope you’ll agree that all the effort was worth it for this card! I’m pretty stoked with it – but I want to hear what you think! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by!


20 thoughts on “Tuesday Trigger – Wake Up Call”

  1. I always get excited when I see your name and this was worth the excitement! Brilliant take on the TT. I'll have to come back to re-read your post regarding the emboss remove method – sounds interesting:)

  2. Hey Taheerah! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

  3. Taheerah, this is pretty awesome! I love this literal interpretation. I was going to do literal as well, but I think you nailed it! The sentiment is perfect, and like Wida said I like how it gets bigger 🙂 You went to such troubles and it was all worth it! Love this retro poster card 🙂

  4. I must say that I like this a latte! I LOVE everything about it!! Thanks to talented card makers like you, there is no need for me to make cards for the TT (LOL)! This card is so spot on!I can't believe the "troubles" that you took to create this CAS stunner! I guess it must be LOVE!!

  5. Wait, so you fussy cut the INSIDE of the cup in the card base?!? You are N-U-T-T-Y! I love it!!! I don't think I've seen anyone do that outside of a die before. And, that ironing technique has been on my list of to-dos since the class. What a great idea. Thanks for the tip on the white. I've been using Papertrey's Fresh Snow. You know I love your cards, but also really enjoy reading about them. There's always a little trick, or two, or three, involved!

  6. THIS is what I tried to do for my card, which morphed into a tag! LOL I love this design. The size and style of fonts are perfect. You really captured the vintage sign look of the trigger…nailed it!

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