Saturday, January 11, 2014

Vintage & Elegance & Rock N Roll in a hand-stamped card

I love that you are here today & I am so excited to share this card with you!!  I love the NEW Products from the Occasions Mini Catalog* that is now available & I can't wait to show them to you!!  See these cool & vintage techniques & a Video Tutorial & all the Ampersands along the way...

OK so you can tell that maybe I've been surrounded by my little kids a bit much (flu season will do that to you!).  'And' is used a ton by my kids as they have so many exciting things to tell me (lol)!!  I remember being a 20 sentence/question kind of kid... and I see this reflected in my kids & now in this hand-stamped card (lol).
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To create this Vintage & Elegant hand-stamped card you need:
Island Indigo card stock (#122923)
Early Espresso ink (#126974)
Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (#130140)
Brayer (#102395)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (#129399)
SNAIL Simple Neat Affordable In-Line adhesive (#104332)
Sticky Strip adhesive (#104294)
Gold Sequin Trim* (#132893)
Gold Metallic Encore Pads* (#132141)
Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* (#132970)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Do YOU want a Hand-Stamped Gift from ME?!?  Let me send YOU a hand-stamped gift with the New Occasions Mini Catalog* (out now) and Sale~A~Bration Mini Catalog (1/28) of Free Stamps, Papers, Tools and More!!  Simply Email me your name, number and the best time to talk.
This is the new & cool Ampersand Embossing Folder!  Using a Brayer you load Early Espresso ink and roll it along the Embossing folder (depending on the side you use, you can create the paper to pop thru the now modified background or de-boss a colored image in.  See this older video of mine on this cool technique & let me know what you think!
The Pretty Soho Subway has these Ampersand (& sign) images on the vintage newsprint pages.  Centering the Ampersand Embossing Folder over the Island Indigo image then embossing the Brayered side through the Big Shot.  This raised & vintage Ampersand has a cool Ampersand in the middle.
This is a cool technique takes the Tea Lace Paper Doily from lacy & pretty to cool & metallic & Rock n Roll!
Place the Cut (or whole) doily, here it's quartered, over the Gold Encore Metallic pad.  Using the Grid Paper or a spare scrap lay it over the doily on the pad.  Rub with your Bone Folder.  Your Bone Folder will stay clean.  Carefully remove and lay to the side.

Adhesive the embossed double Ampersand vintage page to the Island Indigo folded and boned card with SNAIL adhesive.  Adhesive the corner where you want the gold doily.  Carefully lay the gilded doily over the corner. 

Turn the card over on the Grid paper (I always stamp on my Grid paper!!) and rub from behind with the Bone Folder. This will help both sheets to stick better to the card and allow the for the gilded doily to dry.
Apply Sticky Strip across the bottom the the card.  Remove the protective covering.  Add the Gold Sequin Trim to the top.  Push the trim into the Sticky Strip as you go.  Cut off at the end.  I had one spare sequin fall off the end and applied it to the Sticky Strip under the last.
I'm so excited & blessed that you came by today!  I try to post projects and tutorials daily.  Come, visit often & bring your friends and family along when you share me!  Join my many Classes (on-line & in-person) and consider Joining My Team or referring others to My Gettin' Crafty Gang for training, support and fun - while YOU get Paid for the Referral! 
When you have so much to say & with a heart full.. send a card that is Vintage & Elegant & a little Rock n Roll!  This fun hand-stamped card is unique & cool & sure to WOW!  Enjoy the video tutorial & let me know what you think with a comment.

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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.

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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