Wednesday, April 26, 2017

First Communion Card

Happy Wednesday!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  This card was made for my nephew who received his First Holy Communion this past Sunday.  Do you know how hard it is to find stamps that fit that occasion??  Victorine Originals to the rescue!
The grapes and wheat (Communion) stamp was stamped on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect.  I then cut it out with a GMD slash stitched round square die and watercolored it with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The colors I used were Antique Linen (wheat), Seedless Preserves (grapes), Vintage Photo (wheat tie and grape stem), Old Paper (leaf), and then I blended Salty Ocean around the outside of the die cut.
The background was DCWV 6x6 Gold Foil paper cut with GMD scalloped stitched rectangle die and the banner was from DCWV's 6x6 Brights cardstock stack.  I used Totally Kraft Trendy Twine and Nuvo Crystal Drops in black and white for embellishments.
The rest of the story is that I made a different version of this stamped panel in which I used the blue distress ink to watercolor in the entire background.  I thought I liked the one on the right better, so that is the one I gave to my nephew.  What is your opinion?  Do you prefer the one on the right or the left?
Here is a close up of the Communion stamp that I used.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MEGA Swag Pack


Do you love freebies? We love freebies. That's why we give so many away here at Victorine Originals. (Just ask anyone who has ordered from www.victorineoriginals.com lately. We always throw in something extra.)

We have 3 MEGA swag packs left. Any order on www.victorineoriginals.com over $20 gets a Tombow tape sample, a Tombow regular adhesive (varies), a Tombow Dual-Sided Pen, a dry stamp pad, a bottle of ink and a tube of embossing powder -FREE! All of these retail for over $20.00 so you're doubling your purchase. If you're on our newsletter list, you get a discount code for check out so you can really maximize your purchase. More stamps for your buck!

Why? Because we're not here just to provide high-quality designer stamps and accessories. We want to delight you. We aren't just after a sale. We're after a relationship with you.

 What are you waiting for? Go grab some amazing stamps now!



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Challenge #1 (Again) is almost here!

Are you all as excited for the relaunch of the challenge as we are? The first challenge is May 1st. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Purple Floral Thank You Card & SALE!

Hello all!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today, and I have a purple floral thank you card to share with you.  I used Victorine Originals' Floral and Sayings stamp set to create it.  That set has to be one of my all time favorites!

I started out by die cutting a stitched rectangle die from white cardstock.  I stamped the large flower with versamark at the bottom of the square, making sure only the area above the top line on the stamp was on the cardstock.  I heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  Rotate paper 180 degrees and repeat the same process using the smaller flower stamp from the Floral and Sayings stamp set.
I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to blend the beautiful purple color over the top of the white embossed areas.  When done blending, use a paper towel and wipe the excess ink off of the embossing.

I heat embossed the Thank You sentiment on a vellum flag, which I attached with a staple to the card front.  I popped that panel up with Scotch foam tape for dimension.  The patterned paper is from Recollections' Modern Bouquet stack.
Here is a look at the stamps that I used:

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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vintage Sewing Machine Card

Happy Friday!  Beth from Beth's Beauties with you and today I am back with another card that uses a vintage sewing stamp from Victorine Originals.
Believe me when I say, the Sewing Set stamps called out to me!  How could I resist that antique Singer sewing machine?  One summer when our family's sewing machine was not working, I used my Grandma's treadle sewing machine to make a dress,  Oh the memories!  
All of the papers I used are from DCWV's Minty Lace stack.  I thought they coordinated with the stamp perfectly!  I also used stitched rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs and the stamped panel was die cut with a Cottage Cutz Stitched Square die.  I used a doily (from a retired My Craft Spot die), crinkle seam binding, corsage pins, buttons, artist safety pin and charm for embellishments.
Here is a look at the Sewing Set stamps.  Look at all the stamps that you get on that 6"x7.5" set!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day and a blessed Easter weekend!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lighthouse Birthday Card

Happy Tuesday!  Beth from Beth's Beauties with you today.  I have already featured a couple other nautical stamp sets from Victorine Originals on my blog HERE and HERE.  

My card today features a different Nautical stamp set, from Mirkwood Designs.  I started with a card base using a sand colored cardstock from DCWV's Beach House stack and stamped the rope 2/3 of the way down the front of the card using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I filled in the rest of the card front with other stamps from the Nautical stamp set using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
For the lighthouse panel, I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink on kraft cardstock and shaded all around it with more of the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I layered that on top of more patterned paper from the Beach House stack.
The sentiment flag used a stamp from Victorine Originals' Floral & Sayings stamp set (one of my all time FAVORITES!)  The only embellishments I used were antiqued copper brads on the card.

Here is a look at the Nautical stamp set
It measures approximately 5.8" (w) x 7.8" (h)

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sail Your Ship Card

Happy Monday!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you, and today I am bringing you another nautical creation using Victorine Originals stamps!  This time it is a encouragement card.  
I stamped the boat and sentiment from the Ship Set using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the paper in.  The colors I used were Antique Linen for the sand, Salty Ocean for the sky (using a hand cut "cloud" piece as a mask) and Peacock Feathers for the water (using a torn piece of cardstock as a mask).  Black Soot distress Ink added dimension to the outside of the panel.
Both rectangular pieces were cut using GMD stitched rectangle dies.  The background paper is from DCWV's Beach House stack.  The front panel is popped up with foam tape.  I stamped the ship a second time, fussy cut it and popped up up with foam tape as well for extra dimension.
Midnight Trendy Twine was the only embellishment I used on the card.
Here is a peek at the Ship stamp set!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth
Beth's Beauties