Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunflower Love

Metalics are all the rage!  Adding them to my wardrobe is easier than ever with my love of accessories - lol.  Make your projects more elegant with the addition of Gold and Silver.
What do you think... the combination of black and gold is so rich!  Leave me a comment and let me know.  Share, Pin, Email, Facebook, Tweet, Google+ this.. and Follow Me on these avenues and YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more!  Please invite your friends and family to join us too.

Black cards often start right off as elegant.  Incorporating delicate and strong, fine and bold aspects to black and gold for a fun and clean look.
This card incorporates is a great way to bring some sunshine with this Metallic Gold Encore Pad (#132141 Holiday Catalog pg. 28) inked Sunflower (#123608) background stamp.  The fine lined image looks so rich and delicate on this card (like a strong but delicate gold chain you'd wear).  Unlike heat embossing that can sometimes create too thick of lines for a fine line project (resulting in slightly blob look) this stamp pad leaves a clean, shine of real gold and stands up to dark colors!
Stamping this Hostess Exclusive Express Yourself (#130339) 'love you' with the Jet Black Stazon ink (#101406) for a an almond scented (yummy) ink pad that stamps images clean and sharp.  Stamping on the Gold Foil Sheets requires an ink that isn't water based.  It's non porous and would wipe right off.  The Permanent Solvent Ink does a stunning job!
All tied up... wrap a project up with this tailored looking ribbon.  The Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is sure to WOW with it's refined and tailored look.  The stamped words offset the stamped flower for a balanced look to your card.
Continue the FUN... lining a dark card is ideal if you aren't using a gel pen - this white card stock inside allows me to add the Encore Metallic Gold inked Sunflower to the inside - what fun and oh so easy to do!
Again, this pad does such a lovely job, doesn't it?  Such a stunning stamp and you are allowed to see all the fine lines that bring Sunshine in this Sunflower card!
Go ahead - grab some elegant and fun, trendy and cool metallic accents for your outfit... then incorporate them into your card making and paper crafting!  Celebrate the start of Fall, Nature and Classic Metallic Accents with a simple card like this.  Thanks for coming by, I post daily and hope to see you often, bring your friends and family along, too.

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

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.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

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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