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,


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

  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 ;)

  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!

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

  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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