Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Elements of Style Framed ~ PP118

Here's a card for The Paper Players #118.  The challege is to use a frame. 
I was loving the "coloring on the back of vellum" technique (I'm sure there is a technical name for the it, but I'm not sure and I don't have time to look it up!) that I used in my last post with the poppies, and decided to try it again with Elements of Style.  This is such an EASY way to get color onto these images and it looks so nice!  I stamped a larger vanilla labels framelit with the Frech Script backround stamp in Sahara Sand ink and layered it behind my framed vellum.  It's hard to see in the photo, but you can see the French Script peeking out from behind the flowers and it looks so elegant!  I topped everything off with a crumpled seam binding bow, along with a ruffled strip.  There are some great tutorials out there on YouTube on how to crumple seam binding, but the easiest I found was to spray it with water, crumple it up in your hand and dry it out in the microwave for about a minute.  What a cinch!
The Vintage Faceted button adds the perfect touch to this antique-elegant card. 
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Elements of Style, French Script backround
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Black EP, Framelits labels die, Tulip Border EF, Artichoke seam binding ribbon, Vintage Faceted button
Thanks for taking a peek and have an excellent day!


  1. Great coloring job! And awesome use of frames. Glad you joined us at the Paper Players!

  2. Great coloring! coloring behind the stamp image on vellum gives such a rich result and you really highlighted that beautifully on this card. Fabulous color scheme, too. So glad you joined the Paper Players and shared this fabulous card.