SAF 2014: Explore the Renaissance with Nichole Heady

By August 23, 2014Stamp-a-faire

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Join me as I take you back to The Renaissance!

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You can check out my complete Renaissance Pinterest board HERE.

I don’t know about you, but I have always had a soft spot for anything related to the Renaissance Era!  The knights  battling it out for honor, the mystery behind “royalty” and how quickly it could be taken away, the castles and all of their splendor, the rich regal colors and textures of the clothing and interiors, and I can’t neglect to mention the stunning use of gold and jewels.  It is a time period in history that is full of tragedy, turmoil and betrayal.  Yet when reading through its history, you can’t help but admire the passion that people of that time had for their country and their family legacy.

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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One of the wonderful things about the Renaissance Era was the stunning textiles, including stamped velvet.  Elegant designs were impressed into this luxurious fabric and not only used in clothing, but also drapery, book covers and more.  Back then they used carved wood blocks and hot irons heated over coals to impress the designs. Today we have it much easier with clear stamps and a household iron that simply plugs into the wall!

 

Stamped Velvet Card

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Velvet side

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Add an elegant Renaissance look to a project of your own using velvet stamping!  Take it to the next level and embrace the regal colors of the era, along with gold accents!

–Now it’s your turn!  Create a project that features stamped velvet.  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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During the Renaissance Era, wax seals were an important part of correspondence.  Men and women alike usually wore a custom designed ring that featured their monogram or family crest.  Whenever they wrote an important document or letter, hot wax was added and the ring design impressed into to it.  Not only was this an important element of security and honor, it was also a stunningly beautiful tradition that we unfortunately no longer do today!  In the video that I have to share with you today, I will show you how to use real sealing wax in your paper crafting.  And for those of you who may not have sealing wax on hand, there is also a technique shared for creating faux wax seals using embossing powder!

 

Wax Seal Card

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Envelope seals

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Creating a real wax seal or even a faux one for your project is quick and easy!  Have fun experiementing with different shapes and stamps for this technique and play around with different ways to add them to both your card fronts and envelopes!

–Now it’s your turn!  Create a  project featuring a real or faux wax seal.  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 me on this journey!  We look forward to seeing your projects!


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