Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Venetian Gold

Gilded Books give me such a thrill... they bring back memories of my Pappa's bible that had beautiful gilded gold edges... I used to thumb them as a child... so soft and yet GOLD!
This FUN Card is created using a few techniques that embrace elegance, gold and Fall.  What do YOU Think??  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Share this, Pin, Email, Facebook, Google+ and Tweet... and Follow Me on these avenues (YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.)
Using the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (#130144) for inspiration and embossing it with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine* (#113439) and Pretty Print Embossing Folder (#132175 Holiday Catalog).  The written and textured script is oh so lovely!
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Want to create a 3D Wreath??  Grab our Shaker Frames (#124115) and this patterned Venetian Romance paper, Bird Builder punch (#117191) for these multi tonal leaves (very Fall, yes??).
Rubbing my Versa Mark pad (#102283) across the edges and corners, across the raised embossed print and Heat Emboss GOLD (#109129) and set with the Heat Tool (#129053).  Adding a Perfectly Penned (#122892) stamped Happy Birthday in Gold embossing for a raised banner look.  Gold looks so sharp on this Soft Suede card (#115318).
Gilded Soft Suede embraces a Fall Elegance, doesn't it??
This Wreath lays perfectly under the Happy Birthday banner wish... vintage elegance with dimension!!  The Shaker frame holds these leaves in a circle shape, overlapping for a real wreath look!!
Italian Gold is sought after... here this card brings Vintage Italian Design, Texture, Gold... a rich card that doesn't cost much to make!!
From the Gilded Age to Gilded Edged Books... vintage elegance is easy to capture.  Send someone a Warm, Rich Birthday Wish this Fall!!  Thanks for joining me with this rich card!!

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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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