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For my projects, I decided to use the new stamp set Artistic Etchings. I also wanted to use a classic, and I think, sophisticated color combination - Black, White and Red.
The new Antique Brads and Patterns Designer Paper Stack in Neutrals were a good choice to go with the stamp set and what I had envisioned. This paper stack has some fabulous patterns to work with and I felt that this one fit the style I was going for perfectly.
I gave the Antique Brad a little zing by coloring the middle with a Sharpie marker.
The supplies I used:
- Stamps: Artistic Etchings
- Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red cardstock, Patterns DSP stack Neutrals
- Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
- Accessories: Antique Brads, Raven Lace Trim, Red Sharpie Marker, Black Detail Embossing Powder, Sponges, Heat tool, Paper Piercer and mat.
- The card base is Basic Black cut length wise to measure 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
- Cut the Pattern DSP to 4" x 5 1/4" and sponge the edges with Basic Black Ink.
- Stamp the word Amour from the set with Versamark in the bottom right corner of the DSP and emboss with the black embossing powder. Adhere to card base.
- Stamp the Eiffel Tower on a piece of Whisper White cs that measures 1 7/8" x 3 1/8" . The Real Red mat measures 2" x 3 1/4", and the basic black mat is 2 1/8" x 3 3/8". Adhere together.
- Color the center of the Vintage brad with the red sharpie marker, place a 1 1/2" to 2" piece of Raven lace between the prongs of the brad. Using your paper piercer poke a hole through all three layers of the image piece and then place in the brad. Adjust and trim the lace as necessary. Adhere the piece to your card.
Using the red sharpie again, I colored the new Jewels Basic Pearls and they turned out great! I think they are a perfect accent on the DSP. Here is a close-up. I love how they still keep their iridescent shine through the color.
Supplies I used:
- Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla cardstock, Love Letter DSP
- Ink: Basic Black
- Accessories: Antique Brads, Jewels Basic Pearls, Raven Lace Trim, Red Sharpie Marker, Sponges, Craft tweezers, Paper piercer and mat.
- The page base is Basic Black cardstock cut to 6" x 6".
- Cut the Love Letter DSP to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". Adhere a 6" piece of Raven lace to the bottom of the DSP.
- With your paper piercer, poke a hole behind the lace strip on your DSP, where you would like your brad located. Place 3 pieces of Raven lace, approximately 2" in length, between the prongs of the Antique Brad.
- With the smaller lace strips in place and a prong on each side of the lace strip on the paper, push the prongs through the hole. Adjust and trim the smaller lace pieces as needed.
- The striped vanilla DSP was cut to 1 3/4" x 6" so that the flourished design was down the middle of the piece. I then sponged the edges with black ink.
- While still on their protective backing, color the smallest individual pearls on the sheet with the red sharpie. Using the craft tweezers to help with placement, adhere the pearls to the center of the design. Adhere the strip to the layout.
- For the photo mat, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 3 1/4" by 3 1/2" and sponged the edges with black ink. The black mat is 3 3/8" x 3 5/8". Adhere together and then to the layout.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed my projects and will come back to visit me soon. Right now though, there are many more wonderful creations to see, and the next stop on the hop is Shirley's blog ~ Stamper Shirley. She has a fun little project for you.