SAF 2014: Explore the Regency Era with Melissa Phillips

By August 23, 2014Stamp-a-faire

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Join Melissa Phillips as she takes you back to the Regency Era!

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You can see Melissa’s complete Regency Era Pinterest board HERE.

The Regency Era is such a romantic era to gather inspiration from.  In the early 1820’s you would have found lovely, ornate, gold fixtures and decor in the homes.  Intricate, flowing penmanship – something that seems time has lost between that era and this generation, but is definitely a cherished trademark of that time.  Needlepoint ranging from scarves, head coverings, gloves, to stockings, and then on into the home for added elements of beauty and comfort.  The power of the written word, as we well know from Jane Austen, was flowing and an essential part of life.  The “flowering of the arts”, has been used as a definition for this time period in reference to paintings and poetry.  It seems that everything was ornate and embellished, whether it was the clothing worn by the men and women, or the decor found inside the homes, “flamboyant” is a word that has been used to define this wonderful era.

Below you will find a Spotify playlist that has been put together just for this era!  There’s enough music to entertain you nearly two hours while you are working on your challenge projects! 

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Take your embossing just one step further by adding dark ink over gold embossing powder, and you’ll very easily fall in love with this technique and enjoy how it ages and brings charm and character to your cards.
 

 

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Use gold embossing powder on a stamped die cut frame and combine it with distress ink or brown/black ink to show how rubbing darker ink over gold embossing ages the appearance. 

–Now it’s your turn!  Create a card using Melissa’s vintage embossing technique.  You can choose to re-create an exact project from the designer above or design your own. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

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Create softness and texture or the look thereof by combining needlepoint with your paper-crafting. I used the needlepoint stitching die along with a scalloped circle and leaf dies to create a soft focal point that stands out from the background.

 

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Create a card that either includes actual needlework, using embroidery floss and a needle, etc., or create the appearance of needlepoint by creating a background or focal point that resembles needlepoint.  This can be done by using a letter “x” stamp.

–Now it’s your turn!  Create a project that features actual needlework or a stamped version.  You can choose to re-create an exact project from the designer above or design your own. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.

–You will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

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–As a reminder, you will have until 7am EST, Tuesday, August 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. And you can enter as many times as you like.

–TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries within this list on Tuesday,  August 26th. The winners will be posted on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners page at 9pm EST.  The randomly selected winners will each get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Thanks for joining Melissa Phillips on this journey!  We look forward to seeing your projects!


Nichole Heady

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