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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Stamped Frame

 This week the Sweet Stamps Challenge is Stamped Frames.
  I used the Elegant Filagree Oval stamp- ohhh isn't it pretty? I stamped the image using Versamark onto Parchment Craft Vellum.  I used Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder- my favorite! I stamped just the top corner 4 more times and embossed  for the corners of my card.  I cut the 'extra's' out with the 4-split perforating tool.

  The flowers are colored from the back using V12, V15 and YG03 Copic markers.  I then stamped my Filagree Oval frame onto white cardstock,  and cut it out just inside the first line of the frame- the white cut out is layered under the vellum to really accent the flower image in the center of the frame. I gently embossed in the centers of the gold frame edge using a soft grip stylus tool- the middle sized one- do you see the white embossed insides of the gold embossing on the frame?

  This stamp has so much dimension- the vellum goes all of the way to the purple layer. I added a little touch of gold embossing to the edge of the vellum and under layer of Orchid using a brush of the vellum along the edge with Versamark and the Queen's Gold EP again. I used the score board and added some embossing (every 1/4 inch) for texture on the Orchid cardstock. 

 Sweet Stamps sells a started kit if you love the look of the etching/embossing and Parchment crafting. Here is a great video of Stacey in action showing the Parchment work- etching, embossing, grid rubbing, piercing and more.


  I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Double Dutch Fold Challenge.

Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B  *  Dawn L  *
Jacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
                                       *  Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso"  *                                              
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara  *

Challenges:
Paper Creations Ink- April Showers bring May Flowers
Fashionable Stamping Challenges- embossing
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Use soft Pastels
Rogue Redhead Designs- Color Inspiration


Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

29 comments:

MaxineD said...

This is so elegant - absolutely stunning Shelly.
Blessings
Maxine

Dr Sonia S V said...

Shelly for some reason my emails are bouncing and not getting delivered to you. Just wanted to let you know we got the parcel a few days back-- My first Card kit-- Unbelievably beautiful !!! I have always drooled over the flower shaped buttons and now due to your generosity I have some.Hooray!!

Linda said...

Wow shelly this is so very elegant. Love the corners the frame and flowers too!!!! You did a fantastic job on this card!!!! Wow!!!

Anne Temple said...

So elegant looking! You make it look so easy.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This really is an elegant design...such a pretty color
Great job sweetie
Have a sweet week

jimlynn said...

WOW! Shelly, this is gorgeous!! Love all that gold embossing - so lovely.
Lynn

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring on the Elegant Filigree frame, love how you used part of the frame in the corners

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Absolutely gorgeous and could not be any more elegant.
Wishes
Lynne

Laura said...

WOW!! YOu did an amazing job on the frame. TFS

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Shelly - this is beautiful, I love the pastel colours - perfect for this weeks challenge! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

trisha too said...

What an elegant card, Shelly!

:)

Marjo said...

Beautiful card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink

hugs Marjo

~Paola~ said...

ohhhh this beautiful card has the *WOW* factor!! very delicate looking and esquisite! ♥

Darlene said...

Shelly, this is amazingly beautiful! Thanks for explaining in detail each step you performed to create this card. It is a real keepsake. So pretty and detailed. Vellum is so versatile and you have really shown us some great techniques here! Thank you!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, Shelly! Love the coloring on vellum. I really need to try that. The frame is stunning.

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, This is oh, so elegant! Love the color combo and the flowers. Fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Oh, this is so pretty and elegant!

Theresa said...

This is such a pretty card. So feminine and delicate. I really like that embossing powder. It give such a beautiful even image.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow,looks like 24 carat to me! Really, you did a fabby embossing GF.

Terry said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous! I never would have guessed that was a stamped frame! Beautiful colors! Enjoy this Wednesday!

Shar said...

Lovely card! The mix of colors is really pretty! Thanks for joining us again at RRD!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wow! So pretty and elegant. Love the pastel colors on the flowers. The frame is so gorgeous in gold.

Bonnie Brown said...

Very elegant Shelly!! Love the Queens Gold too!! Great idea for the corners! Pretty!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such an elegant card, looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Miesje said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ. We hope to see you again next week.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, I just love the colors you used!! So pretty and elegant, great job!

Pat said...

You can never go wrong with vellum and embossing and your card proves it. This is such a beautiful card and very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Yvonne Garner said...

So feminine and elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Jacki Randolph said...

Shelly this is absolutely stunning with your gold embossing!! Fab colors and design!