Saturday, February 22, 2014

Romantic Cameos in shades of Apricot

Hi Dreamers!
How are you doing this fine Saturday??!!  We haven't had any snow for a whole day so that is good!!  And, the sun is actually visible!  Nice change!  Now, on to some crafty fun.  I was inspired by the Simon Monday challenge of Cameos to make today's projects.  I said to myself, "Self, you have a whole set of Cameo stamps!"  Get busy!!  I used one of the six Cameos from the Lost Coast Design set called "Cameos".

Materials List for both cards:
Stamps: Cameo Set and Asmat Bones Border from Lost Coast Design
Stazon Jet Black and Saddle Brown
Black Pigment
Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress 

Distress Markers
Acrylic Paints
mono printing Plate
Lumiere Paint
CS: Bazzill
Watercolor paper
Blue Pearls

I was making backgrounds with my mono printing Plate the other day (I will show you more pics of those in a later post).  I thought this Apricot colored background would be really cool with the Cameo.

Let's take a look at card #1

  • I used acrylic paints on a mono printing Plate to make this background.  The paint colors used: brown, yellow, white, and red.

  • The Cameo was stamped twice. With Saddle Brown Stazon first and then with Jet Black Stazon directly onto the Acrylic paint background.  
  • Asmat Bones Border Stamp  (only $1.00 on the LCD web site!!) from Lost Coast Designs was stamped with Saddle Brown
  • I added a piece of velvet fabric---I was thinking that often Cameos are worn on velvet ribbon around the neck.

Card two uses the same Cameo Stamp:

  • Stamp the Cameo with Black Pigment ink and heat emboss with black powder on cream CS
  • Color the Camaro with Tea Dye, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, and Dried Marigold Distress Markers
  • Tear out and distress with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks
  • Brush a little bit of Lumiere Acrylic paint on the edges

  • To make the watercolored piece: on a craft sheet scribble the blue maker and spritz with water; press a piece of watercolor paper into ink.  Repeat with Tea Dye Ink refill and other markers
  • Cut a rectangle from the  watercolored paper
  • Layer onto CS and brown wrapping paper
  • Add blue pearls

***************Challenges for my romantic Cameos:
Simon Monday: Cameos
Artistic Stamper: use distress
Country View: use paint
Allsorts: ladies day

Now, go and enjoy your weekend!  Make sure you set aside some time to stamp--it is therapeutic.  See you next time!!  Love ya


  1. Wonderful ink work Karen and the colour gives the whole has a lovely warm feel.

    Thanks so much for joining our Ladies Day theme at Allsorts challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  2. Lovely tinting on the cameo image - such elegant cards, as always, Karen. Lovely to have you play along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

  3. Sweet coloring on the cameo and beautiful design with the layers behind the image. Thanks for playing in the challenge with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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