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Hello Gorgeous

I'm on the Crackerbox Stamps (affiliate links used throughout) blog today sharing a very feminine card with lots of vintage flair.  I recently bought this gorgeous stamp and thought of so many ways to use it.  The image would be gorgeous on bridal cards as well, embossed in white.

Supplies used:
Black Slinky Dress
Hello Gorgeous

La Vie En Rose Digital Collage Sheet from Gecko Galz

I began with a trimmed vintage book page.  I added a thin layer of white acrylic paint to soften the text in the background.  I didn't realize that the black ink used for the dress wouldn't stamp properly atop the acrylic paint (oops!) so I used a black brushmarker to darken around the edges and smoothed the image with a damp paint brush.  I share my boo-boo because, well, we all make them.  But it still worked out!  I considered pulling out my Stazon black ink but I'm happy with the outcome.  I think it lends a softer more vintage feel to the overall project as well.  I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of book page (without text) and matted with gold foil paper as I did the front panel.  To finish, I added a few clipart ephemera in pinks to up the feminine feel and break up the colors a bit.  I really love how it came together.

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