Good morning – hoping to catch up with some of my blogging over the next few days. This was another of my recent samples for Chocolate Baroque. I went for a pretty vintage style combining the stamps with pretty oval dies from Tonic.
I love this sentiment which is poignant to me having lost several close friends and family over this past year.
- Key to My Dreams stamp set
- 25.5 X 18cm hammered card blank, cream gloss patterned card (recycled packaging), silver satin card, black card
- Inkpads: StazOn (Jet Black), Encore (Silver)
- Fine tipped pen (black)
- Soft Form Relief Paste (Silver)
- WOW embossing powder (silver)
- Pink organza ribbon and PVA pearls
- Decorative oval dies (Tonic Art Nouveau Layering set)
How it was made:
- A thin layer of silver paste was spread onto lock and key stamps and left to fully dry before gently peeling away. This can take up to 2 days so you need to plan ahead. StazOn Ink was then applied to the stamps and the moulded pieces pressed back on to transfer the ink into the crevices.
- The background was repeat stamped with the keys and silver ink. Faux stitching was added around the edges with the fine tipped pen.
- The oval layers were die cut from black, silver and cream card. The sentiment was stamped with Black StazOn (as my card had a high gloss finish). I thought that the black looked a bit harsh so I quickly covered with silver powder and heat embossed to give a softer vintage look.
- The mats and embellishments were glued to the card front with foam pads and 3D glue gel for added dimension. Finished with PVA pearls.