Welcome to another edition of the Stamp Review Crew blog hop! The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month. For this hop we are using Wood Words, which appeals to me on so many levels! Mostly because I love the rustic, country theme, but my project today is more feminine!
You may have hopped here from Linda Callahan's Stampin' Seasons blog, or maybe you started here. Either way, I'm sure you know the routine by now - just click the links at the end of each blog post to go on to the next stop on the hop!
Today's card was inspired by my need to have lots of Thank You cards on hand, especially with the holidays coming. I wanted to do something a little different, and this was the result! I just tried the Faux Sealing Wax technique, and LOVE how it turned out. Apparently this technique has been around for a few years, but I just discovered it. (I guess I've been living under a rock all this time, LOL!)
The floral stamp image was colored with Marina Mist, Old Olive, and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers. It was rather time-consuming, so I will not be making multiples of this card.
After embossing the card front with the Quilt Top folder, I trimmed off 1" from the bottom so the liner could show. The bottom edge of the liner was stamped in Night of Navy, then a strip of gold Washi tape was added, just below the top flap, to dress it up a bit.
The flap of the envelope was stamped the same, with some Washi also added. I think it's a nice little preview of what will be inside!
That's my project for today. Up next is the talented Lou Kitzelman, over at With a Bow on Top by Lou! Be sure to check out what she has for you!
Frilly, feminine and fabulous! Love how pretty this is! And the gold elements are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda!Delete
What a beautiful card -- kudos to you for all that markering! I love the metal accents.ReplyDelete
Well, I would say your time was well spent on this lovely card! I haven't used that embossing technique in several years, but you may have sparked an interest in it again :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tanya!Delete
I love this Cindy - from the multicoloured floral image to the faux sealing wax - just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, Cindy! Love all the beautiful details you added to make this card special. Your first try at the embossed medallion is a definite hit.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mickey!Delete
Gorgeous! I must be under the rock with you. lol I've never seen that and it looks cool! I love the colors you used and the background with the embossing folder beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Holly! Glad I'm not alone under this rock, LOL!Delete
This is gorgeous! I think all that time spent coloring was well worth the effort!ReplyDelete
Beautiful details, Cindy! I love the strip of flowers stamped at the bottom - wonderfully different look.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and so much texture. I feel like I can tough it through your photos.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Charlet!Delete
You pulled together so many wonderful details to make this a real show stopper! The gold embossed element is the star of the show!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Betty!Delete
Gorgeous Cindy! I haven't tried that technique either, but it's on my list after seeing your beautiful card. Kelly xReplyDelete