Thursday, February 18, 2010

Victorian Elements Trio

This is my last post on cards that I made for The Angel Company's Serendipity Street publication.  This was an exciting opportunity for me because I got to design with my very favorite TAC stamp set "Victorian Elements"!   And, better yet, I was able to incorporate scripture verses from the "Little Bird" and "Anchor to the Soul" stamp sets!

Did you enjoy the video yesterday?  I have one more for you!  Be sure to check it out at the end of this post!

This next card has more of a "vintage" feel to it.  I used Amberly Grace & More Mimi paper, as well as stamping my own panels with "Victorian Elements" to make the background.  It's a nice "warm" card.  I LOVE this color case you hadn't noticed before! :)

For the circle image, I inked the stamp in Turquoise Gem VerasMagic (my FAV versamagic color!!) and then stamped it once on scrap paper and then stamped it a second time onto the ivory panel.  I sponged around the circle with burnt umber ink to give it that vintage look and then added the sentiment.

I stamped the top strip with VersaMark ink and the last panel strip with Palette Haystack ink onto the ivory cardstock.  The other 2 panels are patterned paper from TAC.

Usually when you see cards made with "Victorian Elements" they are more classy looking in character.  I wanted to show another option.  This is a fun, bright card using the same stamp set!  It just shows how color combination and card layouts can make all the difference to the look of a stamp set.

The red background and the green piece are both stamped with VersaMark onto the colored cardstock using "Victorian Elements".  The orangish/red piece?  That's from the Rockin Roxie Matchbook Kit.  I took a piece of it and cut it to the size I wanted and put it on the card.  So, even if you aren't into making little books, you can use the pieces in the kits for other things, like cards! :)

I again used 2 levels of dimensionals on this card.  The green piece is slightly popped up with 1/16" pop dots to just give it a slight "lift" and the orange pieces are popped up with 1/8" pop dots to raise it above the green piece.  I also used a sanding block around the edge of the orange patterned paper to give it that white edge.  The orange strip of cardstock was cut with scalloped scissors and then inked with Moonlight White Brilliance ink to help it to match the patterned piece.

Those were super fun cards to make!  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that set?  Just making sure!

Card 1:
Victorian Elements & Anchor to the Soul Stamp sets, Lilly Anna Paper, Pink VersaMagic Ink, Reflection Blue Palette ink,  Blue Bazzill, White Ultrasmooth, Ribbon

Card 2:  Victorian Elements & Ordinary Greetings TAC Stamp Sets, More Mimi & Amberly Grace Patterned Paper, Ivory & Bazzill Paper, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Scalloped Circle Punch, Cloud Scissors 

Card 3:  Victorian Elements & Anchor to the Soul TAC Stamp sets, Red, Green & Orange Bazzill, Rockin Roxie Matchbook Kit, Ribbon, VersaMark Ink, Noir Palette, Moonlight White Brilliance Ink, Sanding block, pop dots


Stacy said...

Gorgeous! Love the springy colored ones especially.

AmethystCat said...

beautiful cards! I have aged ornaments so haven't gotten this set but I'll have to look at it again! ;)

Barb said...

A beautiful trio of cards! LOVE the second one... so soft and subtle. And the last one is cheery & vibrant... great job, Jen!

Michelle said...

wow love the different looks with the same stamp set. Too cool! Love the big bow on the first one. And my total favorite is the second one - love how you did the sentiment circle.

Heather said...

Jen - I love your trio with the Victorian Elements! I think the first one if my fave!

Trudy Osborn said...

This are amazing cards! I LOVE them!!!!

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