Saturday, January 2, 2010

Faux Silver frame

I love the drama of these luxurious colors together: Cranberry Tart, Silver Lining, and Smoky Slate, aren't that beautiful with the black and white tinted photo? I haven't shared much of this new gorgeous gray but it is such a fabulous alternative to black and looks so elegant next to Silver. Stamping the "Festive Frame" onto the Silver CS looks like an engraved silver frame, I cut out the oval and then added my pic behind it. TIP: The image looks very subtle because I forgot to use Stazon when I stamped it, this dries better on metallic cardstock, so i just blotted it before it had a chance to smear and it really does look like the pattern is etched., happy accident! :)

Time to work on getting those Christmas photos scrapped! :)

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24 comments:

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Melanie, I always love your cards! This card does imitate a pewter look! And I still your kitchen stove card. So artful!!! Your cards get my artistic 'juices' flowing. But, I still haven't gotten up the nerve to enter any for anything!. Maybe someday.....

Sharri C said...

This was a very happy accident.....I love the effect it gives. SharriC

sandyh said...

that is very beautiful and yes, happy accident stamping on the silver!
tfs, sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Betty Benton said...

I've been receiving your blog by email for some time now and look forward to each post! You have the "best-est" ideas!! Just like this silver frame -- wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love the card.I have been receiving emails from your blog for quite some time.I await your updated.
Jocelan

Sandy Knecht said...

This is beautiful!

Mary said...

Love the card that you made using a photo of you and your little boy. It is lovely.

Mary

MaxineD said...

I am already a follower - have been for some months and I am constantly amazed at your work!!

Cherie said...

Awesome accident! It is stunning! TFS!

Christine Pethers said...

Love all your posts Mel - of course I am subscribed to the feed . Where did that grey cardstock come from ?? It really does look good with the silver
Cant wait to see everything to come in the next few days
love Chris

Casmiles said...

Melanie - this is beautiful, and the photo is absolutely precious! I love the grey on the silver - as you mentioned - it looks etched. Wonderful!!!

harrahx2 said...

What a wonderful photo and what a great way to highlight it. You are amazing, absolutely amazing.

Cheryl said...

All I can say is "Wow!"
( I subscribe by google reader so I don't miss a post.)
Cheryl Sims

StampnInkLady said...

Melanie, this is just stunning! I love it and wanted to let you know that you are back in my reader! Yeah!!!! Oh and thanks for the chance to win a goodie.
Hugs Lori R.
stamper572000 at yahoo dot com

Radha said...

Is that u Melanie??

That is so sweet!!
Sankari truly shows us which stamps are the best!!!
She made me Blog-holic hehe:)))
Okay I love blogging:)
Love and happy New year>>>!!!!

Jan Castle said...

What a lovely look...you accidently discovered a really cool technique!!!

Ruby A said...

GinaK has such yummy colors for cardstock and the combination you chose is just great together. Keep up the great work and tks for sharing.

Deebi27 said...

I wish I could make such wonderful mistakes. Your work is the making of such beautiful pieces. Thank YOU!

Brenda said...

Melanie this is fabulous, what a happy accident. I will have to give this a try.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you shared this card on this site; it is so inviting and soothing all at the same time. This card caught my attention elsewhere in blogland; I'm glad to spot it here. Yeah! Hands!
Keep Looking UP! mt23stamper

Lori said...

My mistakes usually aren't this Happy! The frame does look so "real".

Marsha said...

I love the metalic card. I look at your blog every day but had never signed up as a follower. Now I am.

Gloria Westerman said...

Melanie, this is very pretty......I love the whole look....it's does look like etch glass......I've been following your blog for several months now......

Pam said...

Melanie

Love you cards!! I found you through the Hero Arts Blog Hop (YEA)

Thanks for sharing
God Bless
Pam
pamandrandy@gmail.com
www.cureforcole.com