Today's card share is one of my all time favorites I think!
(are we allowed to say that about our own cards? giggle)
This is one of my favorite challenges because my old rubber finally sees the light of day and emerges very HAPPILY! Try new techniques with your old rubber.
I am featuring an old, old wood stamp that was gifted to me (but has never seen ink) circa 2002 by a friend whose last name is Berry! So cute since the name of the company is Holly Berry - here is their Facebook Page, and another link to the stamp image called "Garden Maze Medallion" which is available in cling or wood (and a sample from their website).
image close up of my card:
Since the theme is WHITE OUT, I dug out something "new" - English Lace Handmade Paper - this cottony paper boasts deeply embossed imagery so detailed, that you can see the stitching of the eyelet lace. It also has a nice sheen giving the appearance of fabric. In addition, the back side of the paper is absorbent for mixed media applications. Even after running it through the die cut machine a few times for the detailed die cut, you can see how deeply embossed it still is:
The image was stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder, and cut out for dimension.
Check out the sheen on the embossed paper:
Lots of layers:
Dimension to show off the pretty shapes:
Gold Detail embossing powder also frames the base image, while Celestial Glitter (gold with transparent highlights) accents the gold frame. A Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen was applied to various parts of the image and dredged with either Celestial Glitter or Starfire Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.
Nuvo Glitter Accents (Aztec Gold and Fresh Snowfall) were applied in the small gold areas and as large dots on two of the layers.
Here's a peek at the texture:
A pretty gold-embossed sentiment from the Botanical Orchids Rubber Stamp Set (also available digitally) helps personalize the creation, tied with white twine to continue the White Out effect:
The Finished Creation:
Thanks for stopping by. How about inking up one of your beloved Oldie but Goodies and playing along? White on White is an easy way to bring an old stamp to life!
- Medallion Image: Holly Berry House Garden Maze Medallion circa 2002?
- Sentiment Image: SNS "lovely you" from the Botanical Orchids Rubber Stamp Set (also available digitally)
- SNS EMBOSSING POWDER: Gold Detail embossing powder
- SNS GLITTERS: Celestial Glitter (gold with transparent highlights), Starfire Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
- Tonic English Lace Handmade Paper
- Spellbinders Labels One, Scalloped Labels One, Grand Labels One, Grand Decorative Labels One, Petite Scallop Circles
- Anti Static Bag
- VersaMark Ink (need a refill?)
- Nuvo Glitter Accents (Aztec Gold and Fresh Snowfall)
- Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen
- 1/2" Tear-ific Tape (double sided)
Challenges I'm playing in:
- Card Mania Challenges #100 Monochromatic Theme 2/1
- Classic DT Open Challenge #21 Anything Goes for a DT 2/1
- Crafty Cardmakers #203 "Bling's The Thing" 1/26 (1-28) C15
- Dragonfly Dreams (Jan) Anything Goes 2/4
- Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1802 Anything Goes 1/22
- Simpy Create Too Challenge #134 Embossing (I have used both wet and dry) 2/2 #2
- Sisterhood of Crafters (Jan 10) "Frame It" 1/23
- Sweet Stampin' (Jan 13) Lots of Layers (9 layers plus the tag) 1/20
- Use Your Stuff Challenge #295 Monochromatic 1/22
- World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #30 (Anything for a DT) 2/15 #2