Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Ready for Red

Cath at Moxie Fab World has put up another great photo for the Tuesday Trigger - you can go here for details.

A few weeks ago, while looking for something else, I came across a pack of Velvet Paper from  sei that I picked up at a Scrapbook Expo a few years ago. I immediately thought of this paper when I saw the chair in the photo - unfortunately, the closest color in the pack is called wine, so I am renaming the challenge "Ready for Wine" (and, not yet - but I will definitely have a glass later).

I pulled out my embossing folders to see if I could find something that would mimic the tufting on the chair and another to create the swirly flowers in the wallpaper. After embossing the grey cardstock, I inked a PTI Background Basics stamp with Brilliance Moonlight White and lightly stamped the raised image. I am very impressed with this white ink!

A piece of raw silk ribbon is knotted off center and helps hide the edge where the papers meet.

Here is a close-up of the velvet paper - it really does add a fabulous, rich texture to the card.

The sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages stamp set and inked with Memento Tuxedo Black onto an oval die cut and then layered onto a piece of the velvet paper die cut with a scalloped oval die.

The pearl pin is from Michael's floral supplies, with a red and clear bead added to it, the red crystal pin is Maya Road and was colored with a Copic marker and a Tim Holtz memo pin holds the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Jacquie, your card is gorgeous!!! I love how you embossed the grey cardstock then used the background basic!! It is so rich looking with that beautiful velvet paper!

  2. Your velvet is really luscious, but that background you made on the gray is AH-mazing, Jacquie!!! I love it so much!! The white text is so crisp. Looks like a patterned paper you purchased.

  3. Wow! You've really captured the feel of this Trigger, Jacquie! I loooove how you delicately applied some text onto the embossed areas. And that velvet paper! Wow, it's the cat's pajamas (never really understood that saying...., but you know what I mean ;)

  4. That velvet is so sumptuous - love all the beautiful texture!

  5. I love your take on the trigger photo! great job.

  6. Jacquie this is STUNNING! I love the white ink on the diecuts and the velvet paper and embossing! It is just so beautiful!!!!

  7. This is so rich looking! Love the velvet paper! I bought that too and wonder where I have stashed it.... I still want to try that stamping technique with the embossed paper! That white is stunning on the gray! You are a rock star at tutorials.


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