Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Taylor Usry: Vintage Ornaments

"I’m a huge fan of ornament stamp sets," declares Taylor Usry, "so I really love the [11206MC] Vintage Ornaments Clear Set –they’re fantastic!"

These pretty images were drawn by artist Trudy Sjolander:

When I asked Taylor what stamping tools she uses most often, she listed Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks (Memento, specifically), Spectrum Noir markers, Ultra Smooth White cardstock (from Crafter’s Companion), Embossalicious folders, and her eBosser.

The gorgeous card she made for today's post utilizes all of these products:

For me, the star of the show are these beautiful ornaments:

Taylor gave them a festive touch, which I think is just perfect for the holidays, using Iridescent Spray & Sparkle:

But that's not the only glittery aspect. "The whole thing shimmers and sparkles," she explains, "because the Centura Pearl cardstock base has a shimmer to it (best card stock ever), as does the silver DCWV layer!"

Here are the details:

Inks: IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Other Supplies: Centura Pearl cardstock, Iridescent Spray & Sparkle, Embossalicious 6x6  Let It Snow embossing folder (Crafter’s Companion UK and/or US), Spectrum Noir alcohol pens (colors listed below), DCWV silver cardstock, Post-It Notes (Scotch/3M), foam tape or dimensional dots

1. On two different Post-It Notes, stamp the round and larger rounded ornaments; fussy cut them both.

2. On white cardstock, stamp first the round ornament. Place the mask you created directly on top of it, and then stamp the larger rounded ornament where desired. After stamping it, place the mask for the ornament directly on top of it and stamp the third, long ornament. Fussy cut this trio of ornaments.

3. Color each ornament as desired. (Small round ornament: HB1, HB2, HB3, BG2, PL2, PL3, LV1, LV2, CR8 Larger rounded ornament: LG5, LG4, LG3, LG2, GB2, GB3, GB1, DR7, CR8, CR11 Long ornament: CR5, CR6, CR7, JG3, JG4, JG5, GB4, GB3, GB2)

4. Spray the trio of ornaments with several coats of Iridescent Spray & Sparkle. (Taylor sprayed it on very thick, to create an aged, vintage-glittered look.) Set aside to dry.

5. Emboss silver card stock as desired.

6. Adhere card together. The ornaments are on foam tape for added dimension.

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In closing, Taylor says, "I’m so thrilled to have [had] this opportunity to be a guest designer for Inky Antics this month! Thanks for having me! I’d love to connect with you!"

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Will you join me in thanking Taylor for being our wonderful Inky Guest Designer this month? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with a note to her.

By participating, you'll also be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway. On Wednesday, October 30th, I'll randomly choose the winner for 11206MC Vintage Ornaments Clear Set. I'll post the lucky person's name here on the blog, so please check back to see if you've won!


Chelsea said...

these are gorgeous!!!

Karen said...

WOW! This is beyond stunning! The recipient of this card would frame it, and keep it forever!

Denise Bryant said...

Thank you Taylor! It's been a pleasure to see your lovely cards! I think the ornaments are simply gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Thanks Taylor for sharing your talent with us.
Love the colors of the ornaments and all the shimmer.

Jennifer Scull said...

my goodness, this is such a beautiful card with this set. the ornaments just come to life! :)

Katie said...

I love this card, what you did with the ornaments is fantastic - I love the sparkle. :) Thanks for sharing your work with us this month, you did an awesome job!

Katie B.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so the classy ornaments and the sparkle to the overall card.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Gorgeous!!!Love following Taylor,she is a great designer,I learned a lot from her!!!!

Beverly S. said...

Thanks to you Taylor for sharing your beautiful creative work with us this month. I love this last card....the ornaments look so pretty. :)

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