I hope it is spring where you are!
The garden gives me so much inspiration,
and it is a joy to see new blossoms every day.
I am still on the Bella Blue/Vintage Vogue kick. Here is the latest:
Actually it is the third in a series I put together for a Vintage Class. I will be offering a tutorial here for the class soon. You have seen the other two projects in the past week or so, but here is a photo of them all together:
I used some great ideas I cased from the great friends and stampers at Late Night Stampers. If you are a stamper looking for a great place to exchange ideas with other Stampin’ Up! aficionados, check out this group.
The rose is from Julie Williams at this link: SimiStamper. I don’t remember who first shared the faux lace technique, but it has been a popular technique lately, especially with the vintage style of project. I couldn’t find a tutorial to link to for you, so I made one myself.
FAUX LACE TUTORIAL
Cut a 1 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ strip of card stock. Break down the paper fibers with a bone folder, running along the length of the strip over and over until the strip is very pliable.
Embellish the strip:
I punched one edge with the Eyelet Border Punch.
To add some texture
and in keeping with the vintage style,
I stamped this image from Vintage Vogue stamp set.
Then I sponged over the stamping with Creamy Caramel
to make it look aged and dusty.
I sponged the edges with Bordering Blue to match the card stock
I adhered it to.
Next, you want to beat up the paper some more.
Run it through the crimper 4 or 5 times.
Then take your bone folder to it again
to smooth out the crimping a little.
At this point you will have a very soft, pliable piece of paper that feels like fabric.
Now apply some Sticky Strip to the piece of cardstock you want to attach it to.
Burnish the Sticky Strip.
(That is a fancy way of saying rub it with your bone folder.)
Apply your lace to the Sticky Strip, pleating it as you go.
Be sure to put the embellished side down.
And there you have it!
Well, that is my very first tutorial. Let me know what you think. I love to hear your comments. If you subscribe to the blog, you will get notice of when the class tutorial is ready.
May the spring bring you lots of new growth and great blooming.
Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time!
aka The Mad Stamper
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