Happy Friday and thanks so much for visiting! In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! this week, Karla asked us to use the first stamp set we ever bought for our Fabulous Friday projects over on the Sisters in Stamping blog. I think that the first set that I ever purchased way back in 2001 was Frosty, but sadly I could not locate it in my craft room and think I may have sold it. So I pulled out my Definitely Decorative Toile set that is almost as old (it has a date of 2002 on the sticker) and paired it with the Sincere Salutations set (not as old, but one of my all-time favorites) to create this monochromatic birthday card.
I *LOVE* a stamp set that I can use to create my own backgrounds and this Toile set is one I used many, many times in the past. It is beautiful with basic black, real red and even cherry cobbler. My favorite, though, is with night of navy and this time I added a layer of smoky slate card stock to match the silver embossing on the sentiment. I stamped a piece of card stock that was 4-7/8" x 3-3/4" and then cut it into 1-5/8" strips and glued them to the smoky slate card stock mat. I tied a strip of the gorgeous (but sadly retired) whisper white organza ribbon and knotted it before I glued the mat to my night of navy card base.
Here is a close-up of the sentiment - I stamped one of the images from the Toile set in Night of Navy and used a Blender Pen to smear the ink to color the berries. Next I used Versamark ink with the sentiment and silver embossing powder to get this beautiful heat embossing. It has been a while since I embossed and I am always amazed when it magically turns from powder into this beautiful smooth silver. I cut out the oval and mat using the Layering Ovals framelits with my Big Shot.
And here is a look at the inside of the card with a different image from the Toile set. I also colored the flowers with a Blender Pen just like the berries on the front of the card. It's subltle and I love the look!
Here is one more view of my throwback card. For even more fabulous throwback projects please hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what my fellow designers created for your inspiration.
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