Wednesday, January 9, 2013

still addINKtive - Spot That Stamp Set - Forever Young

This week at still addINKtive we are playing "Spot That Stamp Set!" & the set that is being featured is "Forever Young".  This set features a beautiful tree, male & female silhouette images, a cute cuckoo style clock & a sweet little frame.

The frame reminds me of a pair of antique, intricately carved & handpainted frames that my grandmother cherished, which had very convex glass in them. I have used crystal effects on the inner section of each frame to replicate this shaped glass & then, once the CE was dry, added the embellishments on top.  The inner border of each frame has been coloured with a pool party marker.  The frames have been fussy cut & popped up on dimensionals.

A tip when you are covering stamped images with CE - heat emboss them first, as this will help prevent the ink from bleeding.  :)

So to play along with us this week, you can link up any projects that you have created using this set. This means either old or new projects with a limit of 3 links per blog or website.

We hope you can join us in showcasing "Forever Young" at still addINKtive!  You can check out the "still addINKtive team" tab under my header to find the links to all the Design Team Member's blogs.  My teammates have a fabulous array of projects utilising this stamp set to get you inspired.  :)

(All Stampin' Up!)
Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight cardstock
Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Versamark & Pool Party inkpads/markers
Forever Young & Tiny Tags stamp sets
Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects, Seam Binding Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Basic Jewels (Pearls) Dimensionals


Susan Joyce said...

Love how you used the frames Helen, nice touch with the buttons and bow. I am in awe that you fussy cut those frames so beautifully.

Christine Blain said...

This is really beautiful, Helen; so feminine. Love the soft, pretty colours. Great tip about heat-embossing a stamped image if you want to cover it with Crystal Effects - I hadn't thought of that!!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your frames are so pretty Helen! Love the flowers on top of the crystal effects, just beautiful.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Your ideas are always so unique and clever. Just love what you have done with the frames. Thanks so much for creating such a beautiful card for our first week of Spot that Stamp Set.

Lisa Young said...

Thanks for the tip about heat setting before applying Crystal Effects. I am going to do that from now on. I love the creative way you used this stamp set!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love how you lined up your frames in a trio like that. The Crystal Effects makes them look so elegant!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Such a pretty design. Love the crystal effects effect! Hope all is going well in your little part of the world. Hugs xxx