Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Clear & Simple Stamps: Oh Oscar!

Hi guys!  It's Clear & Simple Stamps Group Project day and the theme is the Oscars!  It just so happens that the last movie I saw in the theatre was the Oscar-nominated movie Lincoln.  {Great movie by the way!}  I love a good period piece and I especially loved the period gowns and fabrics in the movie.  So for my card, I took CSS's Medallions 2 to create my own vintage lace background. 



I started by embossing a lace pattern in white over speckled cream card stock.  I used 3 different medallion stamps to achieve this look.  After embossing, I blended a layer of Antique Linen Distress Ink over it all.  The pattern reminds me a bit of a delicate lace collar.  To continue with the lace theme, I embossed the sentiment onto a vellum overlay.  


To dress up the edges of my lace panel, I used my Edgers 3 dies on the top and bottom edges.  Gives it a nice finished look!  The whole panel is adhered over a deep rich raspberry card base for a bit of contrast.  



I hope you enjoyed the project today!  I'll be back later one more time this month with another group project with CSS goodies:)  Definitely go check out the CSS Design Team for more Oscar-inspired projects!  
Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

7 comments:

  1. sigh. this is so soft and gorgeous - you knew I'd love it, right?

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the vellum overlay - such a fab way to add dimension & texture :) And isn't it awesome how the movie inspired you? I'm looking forward to seeing that one myself. I can't even remember the last movie I saw in the theatre...although I would bet good money on it being animated ;)

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  3. Stunning JJ!! Really does evoke a historical feel with the colour choices and the angles - it's like the opulent curtains they raise and lower at posh theatres!

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  4. Oh I really love how you used the edger on this, it really finishes it off!

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  5. Love everything about this card ... the medallions, the edgers dies, the purple underneath, the embossed white on vellum ... all makes for a really special card!

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