Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Next Up Is....

A card inspired by miniature portrait paintings!  According to wikipedia: "portrait miniature is a miniature portrait painting, usually executed in gouachewatercolour, or enamel.  Portrait miniatures began to flourish in 16th century Europe and the art was practiced during the 17th century and 18th century."  Here are a couple of examples:
Well, I thought to myself, that hits right around the time of Mayflower and the pilgrim stamps combined with the Frames Clear Set from A Muse will work PERFECTLY! I don't have any oval punches, so I just cut out around the frames by hand.  I have to say, I really like the way it looks.  The inside reads, "Happy Thanksgiving". Here is the finished product:
Stamps: A Muse pilgrim boy, pilgrim girl, Frames Clear Set, and Memory Box Happy Thanksgiving
Paper: A Muse natural white, brown gingham, orange flecked (got it at A Muse once in a "help yourself scrap box") and french roast cardstock, and Impress green cardstock
Inks: A Muse black dye, VersaMagic gingerbread chalk, VersaFine vintage sepia, and copic markers
Misc.: foam mounting tape, A Muse lime peel and french roast gosgrain stitch ribbon

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