I have a card today that is a reject from Northridge Publishing...the folks who put out Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and so forth. They had a call for a vintage book and I submitted some cards...and they did not take any of them. This one does not fit anything else I have going on, so I'm showing it to you on the blog.
I confess that I always feel grumpy when I make projects specifically for a publication call and then the project does not get picked up by the magazine. I really don't have time to make "rejects," you know what I mean?! Humph!
Anyway, I created this card with Graphic45 Steampunk paper, Spellbinders die templates, and some Maya Road chipboard. I love the technique for making the cameo! Since Northridge did not want it, I'll share the technique with you. (Ok, that sounded bitter...)
To create the background for the cameo, I cut and embossed some doily shapes out of cardstock (S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, S5-059 Ironwork Motifs). I sprayed the die cut shapes with mist to give them an aged look.
To create the cameo, I used the Maya Road chipboard cameo set. For the bottom layer, I inked the chipboard with brown pigment ink, then added a few layers of clear embossing powder. For the oval layer, I covered the chipboard shape with paper and "aged" it with ink and sanded the edges. For the cameo face, I inked the chipboard with pigment ink and again added a few layers of clear embossing powder. I allowed the embossing to have some imperfections on the surface to give the cameo an aged look. Once the layers were completed, I glued them together to form a cameo.
To finish the card I added some lace, pins, and vintage flowers.
Supply List:Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante
Chipboard: Maya Road Cameos
Pins: Maya Road
Flowers: Making Memories (blue), Wild Orchid Crafts (tan)
Ink: Clearsnap Smooch Spritz (spun sugar, tea party), Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk (butterscotch, chestnut roan), Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment (sapphire silk, bronze)
Embossing powder: Clearsnap clear
Die templates: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, S5-059 Ironwork Motifs)
Lace: fabric store
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG, Glue Dots, liquid glue