I love vintage. A good day for me would be wandering around an antique store for hours. Pre-loved linens, china and gilded frames are among the treasurers that I search for. With my love of all things vintage, it’s not surprising that our new Timeless Treasurers Collection has become a favorite of mine.
Timeless Treasures paper and Frames Foiled Fancies pair together perfectly. One of my favorite techniques to use with the frames is stamping on them with Fancy Patterns Stamp Set. This is a really simple technique that adds another layer to your project without much effort and who doesn’t like a short cut?
There are so many things to do with Frames Foiled Fancies! For this card I used a Spectrum Noir pen and sanding block to give the frame a distressed look that coordinated with the card. One of the things I like about using pens to color the Foiled Fancies, and then sanding them, is that you don’t have to be too careful about your coloring. You can be a little sloppy and it will still look great after a little sanding. I took a few pictures as I was working on my project so you could get a better look:
Teresa made this beautiful card using Frames Foiled Fancies and lightly sanded the embossed surface to give the frame a 2 toned look. I love the pearl embellishments!
Another great way to use the vintage look is with The Family Picture Holder Set. It comes unfinished, but is so much fun to decorate using Antique Gold and Graphite Cosmic Shimmer Paints and burgundy acrylic paint. Simply base coat the wood piece sides and back and cover front surfaces with Timeless Treasures Paper and Ribbon Set. The set comes with 3 picture holders (2 shown) so you can use the house stacked or try using all pieces on your mantle with candles for a warm and cozy look. Cute!
That’s all for today. Be sure to check back next Tuesday and I will have some new goodies for you. Happy crafting everyone!