Saturday, August 29, 2015

Paper Trey Ink StampaFaire 2015!

I guess it took an event to get me back to my blog!  Today is Stamp a Faire (sp) sponsored by Paper Trey Ink.  Lots of challenges and exciting ideas to try!  And I have become so slow!  It seems like I have been working all morning and I have only finished my first challenge--the White Wedding card.  The idea in this challenge is to make a wedding card using only white, plus one neutral stamping color.  It's not as easy as it looks!  First of all, I have no use right now for a wedding card, but I guess I'll have one when I do.  Second, I have about no wedding stamps.  So the above is what I came up with.  I cut a 5" x 7" window card from white pearly cardstock using my AccuCut machine.  I so want to use my window dies in more cards, and it seems like today, being a dedicated stamping day, would be a good day to use them.  After a lot of trial and error, I faced the window with a sheet of vellum and sewed it along the top of the card using my sewing machine.  I then stamped on the vellum window using a dated Hero Arts stamp.   The stamp actually has a square background drawn around the glasses, so I had to be creative.  I used my Versamark pen (remember those?) to ink up just the glasses from the stamp and then heat embossed using silver powder.  I then used a strip of pearl paper and two strips of white ribbons to embellish the front.  For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment (a dated Stampin' Up, which I often use for anniversary cards) onto the cut out shape from the die, with Colorbox silver pigment ink and a glittery silver embossing powder, matching it up properly with the outside window.  Here is a pic of the inside, where you can also see my machine stitching along the top:

Now, of course, I have lots of cut out bits and pieces to make several wedding cards!  Anybody planning one in the near future?  I have your card ready!


  1. Love the hidden message shadowing the champagne glasses!

  2. Hi Jane! I love the beautifully elegant wedding card, especially the window treatment with embossed image. I am also so glad to see your blog posts after all this time. I really am inspired by your creativity, and love to see what you are creating.