Monday, October 8, 2012

Vintage Artistic Etchings

I'm addicted to sooooo many of the items in our Holiday Mini that I hardly know where to start (or stop, lol). I loooove our new Core Papers! The new Embossing folders and my Big Shot.

So when I was creating this Vintage Card for a recent Private Class... I nabbed the new Embossing folder, the new Core paper in Early Espresso and my Artistic Etchings stamp set. The sentiment is flexible with our Occasions Alphabet greetings stamp set.

The card base is Marina Mist and the accent ink and strip and matching Seam Binding Ribbon is in Crumb Cake!

The Color Coach really allows me to Shine with little effort. I love, too, that to ribbons are so elegant and dyed to match creating an effortless elegance!!!

I ran the Core paper thru the Big Shot in the new Embossing Folder. I then stamped with Early Espresso the type writer and French sentiment on the Marina Mist card base.

Floating the embossed and sanded Core paper in Early Espresso with Stampin' Dimensional adhesive adds more depth to the card.

With Early Espresso ink I stamped this cute Sentiment. (J is for Joy from the Occasions Alphabet sentiment stamp set). I then highlighted the sentiment with a stamped crown from the Artistic Etchings stamp set. I added the sewing bust in Crumb Cake ink to create a subtle tone on tone vintage look. I tore the strip and highlighted the torn edge in Crumb Cake ink. I like how silky Seam Binding ribbon adds a soft shimmer to this distressed card.

So, GO, get your distressed and vintage groove on!! I hope you feel inspired by this card.

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

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I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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