Sunday, January 10, 2016

"Ancient Paper" for Retro Sketch

As I was blog hopping yesterday, I came across this post by Karen Day.  I commented, telling her I had the same "ancient paper" she used, and she dared me to use it on a card.  So here's "Let's Get Together" paper along with an ancient stamp set, "Friendship Blessings" (which travels with me every time the army moves us because it would kill me to lose it), on this week's Retro Sketch challenge.

The squares are 3/4" and mounted on a 2.5" red square, a 3.5" white square, a 4" blue square, and a 4.25" square card base.  I cut the white, decorative frame at 2" using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. 

The flower was stamped in Chocolate dye ink on vellum and embossed in clear before the ink dried. The center brad was dipped in white iridescent paint, allowed to dry, then colored with Copic YR15.

Although I didn't use much of the paper, I really like how this turned out.  Thanks, Karen, for daring me to dig through my stash.

Until next time,


  1. Becca, you're amazing!! (and fast...) I love this - your vellum flower is stunning. This was fun, maybe we'll have to do it again :o)

  2. Great card! I'm glad Karen didn't dare me, 'cause I am pretty sure while I may have some scraps of this paper, the stamp set I'm sure I sold!

  3. What a great card! Thanks for sharing.

  4. This was one of my favourite paper packs and my favourite stamp sets of all time! I JUST sold the stamp set last year (and it just about killed me to let it go...) Love the card :)

  5. I remember this paper. Loved it and used up every last scrap. Your card is stunning by the way.


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