This one was Vintage Patterns for a 1940s look. I tried to do a bigger pattern across the page but that was a disaster! (Well, maybe five disasters...) I finally decided to do smaller patterns and tried to make it like an embroidery hoop.
Materials: Classic Kraft paper, Explore the 1940s with Besty Veldman stamp set and background paper (PTI), lace
This one was called Sparkle and Shine for a 1920s look. I really liked doing this one. I used sticky embossing powder for the glitter and it worked like a charm. The end result was super elegant.
Materials: Fine Linen and Smokey Shadow, Deco Die Cover Plate, Explore the 1920s with Heather Nichols stamp set and paper (PTI), Styled Labels die (Sizzix) embossing powder, Sterling glitter (Martha Stewart) and rhinestones
Antique Embossing is from the Regency Era challenge. I used silver embossing powder, stamped it, and then used Distress Ink Black Soot for that antique look. Loved it! It gives the embossing a look like it had aged.
This one is Renaissance inspired. The challenge was for Velvet Stamping but I had no velvet fabric or even flocked paper that might work. I really wanted to used the stamp and dies, though. They are so elegant. Put together they remind me of the beautiful stained glass rose windows one sees in old churches and cathedrals. I did not stamp on velvet - just regular paper. I added little liquid pearls and ribbon.