Sunday, August 28, 2011

Vintage Doilies

So many demonstrators have been making vintage looking cards with the new doily stamp sets. Of course that means I had to have a go at it too! I chose to use neutral colors that would enhance the lovely, old feel of the stamps. We have a wedding coming up in a three weeks and I thought this would be the perfect card for the couple. Here's the details...

Stamps: Hello Doily, Delicate Doilies, and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Soft Suede

Ink: VersaMark, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Antique Brads, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Sponge quarters, and Dimensionals

It's amazing how nicely the large background doily shows up when you just add a bit of Crumb Cake ink sponged over the embossing. All of a sudden you have this delicate aged doily on your paper! How wonderful! This is a perfect stamp for embossing then using the Resist Technique of sponging color over it. Then add several more smaller stamped doilies around the edges to fill in the background. Finally add the crochet ribbon and antique brads and it's just gorgeous! You really need to make one of these yourself. You're going to fall in love with it - I know I did!

So that's it for today, short and sweet. Hope you're enjoying your Sunday and finding some time to relax and recharge for the coming week.


1 comment:

Tory said...

Sharon, I love this card. It is so rich and elegant looking!