Friday, June 25, 2010

gray leather?

When I saw this gray leather paper at Paper Temptress I immediately thought of the wonderful Elephants on Parade set that I have.


I love this set!

I wanted to show the paper off so I simply used one stamp and a bit of Bubble Gum Pop Tones (also from Paper Temptress) for matting with a small strip of Basic Grey Bittersweet paper to set the image off. Well impatient me stamped the elephant on the gray leather paper and then didn’t wait to let the ink dry AND wasn’t smart enough to heat set it before picking it up and trimming it. So I smeared it a bit. Great how do you salvage that?

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Easy Peasy smear it some more within the confines of the stamped image as much as you can! What an awesome way to highlight the image to make it stand off the paper without actually stamping another one and stacking it on!

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You can see the elephant looks a bit darker than the surrounding gray. Pretty cool huh! Ok I don’t suggest setting out with the intent to do this but if you happen to smear a bit it might be doable to salvage your image and whatever awesome paper you are using.

Since the leather has that wrinkly look I choose the “you look good in wrinkles” sentiment to pair it with and added a few square pink rhinestones from Kaiser Scrapbook to the top corner for a little balance. I think this will make a fun birthday card too!




Unknown said...

I died when I saw this! I have a friend with a fear of getting old! This would be so perfect for her!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh girl - this is WONDERFUL!!!! Love that gray leather paper - it goes PERFECTLY with that elephant set! WONDERFUL!