For Challenge #3 on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog, it was my turn to come up with the challenge. Being that I love to stamp, it only seemed natural that I come up with a stamping challenge. I love to make cards and use stamps in the background of my cards, but I often forget to use them on my scrapbook pages. I figured this would be a good challenge, not just for myself, but other scrapbookers too!
I started this page with a white paper, embossed with a diamond pattern from the Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up.
I used my chalk inks and rubbed a rust and yellow gold color on to the paper to make the diamond pattern stand out. I wanted to give it an antique look to go with the picture of my grandparents' wedding day 68 years ago. I stamped the Everlasting Romance Stamp from Unity Stamp Company with Versamark and then embossed it with some pewter embossing powder. I added some cream color Thickers from American Crafts. They got lost on the page, so I colored them with some Copic markers. Now you can actually read the title. :-) I was also amazed at how the journaling tag from My Mind's Eye's Laundry Line matched the colors I picked for the background. It was purely by chance. Some pearls, ribbons, flowers and brads and the layout was done.
Here is the final product!
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