Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Picture of Happiness hand-stamped, embossed card

I love vintage!  Pictures of old barns and weathered boats came to mind when I created this card.  With grey textured wood, vintage polaroid type image and pop culture accents... adding a dash of bling... it came together as a Picture of Happiness!  This hand-stamped, embossed card is fun and easy to create with die-cut Framelits and my Big Shot.  Join me in creating and sending some vintage happiness!
Create this card with:
Basic Grey ink (#126981)
Basic Grey card stock (#121044)
Smoky Slate card stock (#131202)
Pool Party card stock (#122924)
Hello Lovely stamp set (#130243)
Hardwood background stamp (#133035)
Rhinestone Jewels (#119246)
Woodgrain embossing folder (#127821)
On Film Framelits (#132969)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
SNAIL Simple Neat Affordable In-Line adhesive (#104332)
Paired together with the aide of my Color Coach (#130118) this combination of Basic Grey and Smoky Slate are monochromatic mates.  The cool addition of the Pool Party card stock for a vintage vibe in this card.
I love adding texture to a card!  Embossing with the aide of my Big Shot, the On Film Framelit has an automatic die-cut and embossing feature.  Using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder to create a wood feel on this Basic Grey inked Hardwood stamped Smoky Slate card stock.
Adding bling to this rustic, vintage, hand-stamped and embossed card is easy!  Our adhesive backed Rhinestone Jewels are a great addition!  With 150 per sheet, in three sizes, you can have a variety of shapes while looking cohesive!
The texture has a subtle effect but that really makes the card!!  The pattern may not match up but the wood texture adds to the Hardwood stamped page for a rustic, distressed look and feel.
Using the On Film Framelit and Pool Party card stock this mock-polaroid image pops out.  Raised above the textured 'wood' with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.  The thin top is ideal to cut and use the side strips of the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.  Less waste and using the side gives me more options when you have thin or smaller images that you want raised!
The center of the frame is popped out and becomes what I used to stamp the 'You Make Me Happy' sentiment from the Hello Lovely stamps set.  Using the Basic Grey ink keeps the color vibe of this embossed and hand-stamped card. 
This same piece of card stock is ideal to use for this trendy arrow (arrows are all the rage, right now).  Less waste when you use the strips and scraps for a happy card that makes a big impression!
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Send a vintage, rustic, embossed, hand-stamped card that is sure to impress!  embracing the fun of pop-culture, this vintage card has an aged look and texture with fun vintage polaroid accent and a fun pop of sparkle.  Join Me in sending a vintage hug and smile with this Picture of Happiness hand-stamped, embossed card (it's way easier than sending an old barn, lol). 

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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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