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Victorian Style for the Adventurer


Victorian Style
By: Stephanie Loomis, Artistic Guide 

Finished card size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Elaine's Hat (StampLand Chicago)
Beautiful-sentiment (I Brake For Stamps)
Mementos Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)          
Green textured paper cut to 5.5" x 4.25" (Die Cuts With a View)
White cardstock (scrap)
Burgundy text weight paper (scrap)
Gold vellum (unknown)
A2 note card              
Pastel chalks (Pebbles Ink.)
MicroGlaze (Skycraft Design Inc.)
Twinkling Watercolors: Moss Green, Sunflower, Playful Peony (LuminArte)
3mm heat adhesive back "pearls" (unknown)
Crystal heat tool (Kandy Kane)
Hasty Lace Little Snowflake template S5 (SAR-some assembly required)
1 mm. Ball Tipped Embossing tool (SAR)
Light box
Painter's tape
Adhesive of choice (I prefer my Scotch ATG 700)
Pearl brads (Oriental Trading Company)
Piercing tool
Oval Cutting system (Creative Memories with red and green blades)


  1. Use painter's tape to temporarily attach Snowflake template to the light box. 
  2. Lightly tape vellum over template. 
  3. Determine the pattern to follow to create "lace." I chose the center portion of the snowflake. Make sure you can identify which section you choose because you'll be repeating that same pattern.
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  5. Use the ball tipped tool to emboss your design. (Follow manufacturer's instructions.) When you've completed one section, carefully move vellum and align the ends so that you can repeat the same pattern in a line. 
  6. Repeat step 4 until you have 6" of embossed "vellum lace."
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  8. Trim vellum to .5" wide and set aside. 
  9. Stamp "Elaine's Hat" onto scrap white cardstock with Black Tuxedo ink.
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  11. Color the image with chalks. Carefully rub a tiny bit of MicroGlaze over hat and dress. Be careful to avoid covering the feather and lace. The MicroGlaze is a wax based protective layer to seal the chalks and add shine.  
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  13. Attach the adhesive pearls to the necklace portion of the image. Follow manufacturer's instructions for using the heat tool.  
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  15. Paint the feather and lace with Twinkling Watercolors.
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  17. Create a faux "cameo" by cutting the image into an oval.  
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  19. Cut a slightly larger oval from the burgundy paper. Layer the image onto the burgundy oval. 
  20. Align vellum strip .25" from bottom of green textured cardstock. Pierce holes through both the vellum and green cardstock about .3" from each side. Attach vellum to cardstock with pearl brads. Trim off excess vellum length. 
  21. Tuck the "cameo" into left side of vellum. Secure with a bit of adhesive behind the top of the "cameo." 
  22.  Stamp sentiment with Black Tuxedo ink on right side of green cardstock. 
  23. Secure assemblage to note card with adhesive.
  24. Sign your art!

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2 Responses »

  1. Oh so very pretty.. I am rediscovering dry embossing. jsut for these kinds of looks thanks. cyn

  2. Lovely work as always Ms. Stephanie !! Cyber Hugs