Monday, August 3, 2009

Timeless Cameo

Good morning! I have another project I shared at the release party to show you. I used the cameo from Timeless Treasures for this card.

Here are some details...

I started by stamping the image with Memento Desert Sand ink.

Used E31 Copic marker to add a bit of shading.

Used YR2, YR12 and YR14 to color in the background. Then I cut out the center (colored portion) of the cameo.

I stamped the cameo again, this time with Versa Mark and then heat embossed it with Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder. Then I adhered the center I had cut out.

Added Crystal Lacquer to the center of the cameo.


I applied a total of three coats of Crystal Lacquer, letting it dry between each coat. I wanted to show you the close-up so you could see the dimension that Crystal Lacquer has when you build it up a bit.


Next, I cut an oval from Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock and sponged with Blush Blossom and Pretty in Pink (SU) ink.

Sponged Apricot Appeal around the edges.

Then sponged just a tiny bit with Creamy Caramel.

Cut a piece of Blush Blossom cardstock (SU) and sponged around the edges with Apricot Appeal, then embossed using my Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug folder.

I cut a paper doily into fourths and sponged very lightly with Creamy Caramel (nearly a dry sponge).

I layered with Pure Luxury Ivory (GKD) and Groovy Guave(retired SU). I used scalloped oval and rectangle Nestabilities to cut some layers and my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder on a layer. Also added some self adhesive pearls to the lace doilies and gold cord to "hang" my cameo from.

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Just a reminder about the Timeless Treasures Blog Hop tonight at 10pm Central. You don't have to stay up late to hop. The posts will still be up Tuesday, so join us whenever it is convenient for you. I'll have some blog candy, too!

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Theresa this is exactly the type of look I have been surfing the blogs looking for. I love the old fashion or victorian look. You definitely make me want to order that Cameo set. It is beautiful.
Charlene

lisa808 said...

I couldn't begin to describe the beauty of your card.

Anesha said...

Stunning card, the cameo looks so real! Anesha

Patti J. said...

Theresa, I am speechless...incredible!

Littlebear said...

This is stunning! I'm blown away.
Clare x

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wow!!!! What gorgeous elegance!! Love the cameo!! And your doily accents and embossing, along with the ink distressing, are fabulous!!

Marimer said...

Es espectacular este trabajo, muy elegante y creativo, el gel para cristalizar es increible, con muchas posibilidades, me encanta visitarte porque aprendo mucho, gracias,
Saludos.

craftimamma said...

This is so beautiful and elegant Theresa. Very special!

Lesley Xx

Jennie said...

Beautiful card Theresa...now I think I need to add the rectangle Nesties to my stamping wish list :o) Looking forward to the blog hop tonight!!

JazzyH said...

Wow that is beautiful!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow Theresa, this is stunning. Looks so real.

Stampin' Pam said...

Hmmmmm wasn't this the card that *someone* thought was not so great>?!>! *grin* Hah - it's GORGEOUS! 10:00?!?!? Oh man don't know if I can stay awake that late but I sure want to see what everyone is doing. Did I miss an announcement somewhere about this hop? I've been out of the loop - racing yesterday and work today ICK,

lindal said...

This is gorgeous! I love antiques and this looks like some of the old post cards I have from my Dad's grandmother. It really is a beautiful card.

Misti said...

Beautiful card, Theresa!!!

Carolyn said...

All of these projects are absolutely gorgeous! I love vintage artwork, so this is right up my alley.
thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Deebi27 said...

Theresa, Your truly inspire me to create a beaqutiful something like you. Your work is truly beautiful! Thanks!

StampinCathy said...

WOW this is one very stunning and inspiring card. Your tutorial was so easy to follow. I just love the vintage look and this stamp set. Thanks so much for a chance.

Seongsook Duncan said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for showing all the techniques and process. You are great.
Seongsook

Virgo5 said...

Such a beautiful card! It really is stunning! TFS Theresa, and your tutorial is great.

Melodye Cunningham said...

The victioran look of your cameo is just beautiful. I'm sure it will be a popular item.

Jen Kay said...

Cameos have always been a heart-tug for me. I have my grandmother's cameo and it is my favorite treasure. Thank you for sharing how you created your beautiful cards and scrapbook pages

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

BREATHTAKING!!!! OMG you have created a stunning card. Totally love it and everything used works absolutely perfect together.

Marsha said...

So beautiful, Theresa. So much work (and artistic ability.)

Elena said...

Stunning! Really love the embossed background and doily! Cameo looks like real!

Sheri said...

I could use this set to scrap my old pictures of grandparents as well. Thanks for the opportunity and the inspiration.

kamuelamom said...

I have nominated you months ago to be the featured stamper on SCS. You are long overdue IMHO. I have followed you for months and continue to be amazed at your talent. Thanks for sharing all your projects and inspiration.

Lynn's Designer Creations said...

Nothing gives you more pleasure than to look back on history..especially when it's your own history, you are looking back on :) Lynn

Debbie H. said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!! So vintage. Thank you for sharing this awesome card. I would never have thought to use the crystal lacquer to get this effect or the paper doilies!!! Thank you, thank you!!!

Rochelle said...

The card is beautiful! It is truly a work of art. Love the composition - you are soooo talented!