Today's colors were perfect as my goal was to make an anniversary card for my Husband. Our 25th wedding anniversary is tomorrow October 1st. I didn't want to make a super frilly vintage card, so this is where I ended up. The diamonds in the rough embossed layer is Core'dinations Vintage collection (man I love this CS!) I sanded it after embossing and then used an Adriondack sponge dabber in Stream to highlight some areas. A baby wipe was used to remove most of the actual turquoise color, leaving some shaded distressed ares. The main image panel was made by stamping the Framed Heart in Distress Walnut Stain on Baja Breeze CS. Then word diamonds bg was stamped in versamark and embossed in clear over the top. Adirondack paint dabbers (Stream, Mushroom, Espresso) were heavily applied over the embossed image and wiped off. I used blending foam and the alcohol ink applicator handle w/ Baja Breeze ink to "buff" the layer and bring back the sheen. The heart was colored with a Copic Marker E09 Burnt Sienna to make it stand out. The sentiment is a rub on. The image layer is attached to chocolate cardstock and the layered on foam dimensional tape before adding the Baja Breeze layer underneath. The brown/blue variegated organdy is May Arts and the Trinket pin (which says treasure) is Tim Holtz. One of my new favorite finds is Zip Dry glue. I purchased it from Scor-Pal and this stuff is wonderful for paper crafting. I attached my ribbons with it and also adhered the brown layer to the baja layer with it. It is especially handy when you have ribbon that is tucked between layers. Holds tight and lays very flat. Anyway, stamps and Paint Dabbers are available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co. Don't forget that it's Treasure Hunt Tuesday, so run on over to Rubbernecker and check out the deals!
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