Sunday, May 15, 2011
Vintage Venice Card
I know this is a very simple card and it looks like I didn't do much to create it but...
I can't tell you how many times I stamped this image to get one that I liked. It is a beautiful image (it comes from Darkroom Door an Australian company and I purchase from BlueMoon Scrapbooking) which makes it tough to embellish it. I wanted the image to stand on its own. I stamped the image in Archival Ink's Sepia tone. It is stamped on cream paper which I then inked the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Can I just say that ink is a lot darker than I was expecting. I made a photo mat out of chocolate brown Core'dinations paper and placed all of it on kraft paper.
Here is a close-up of the Basillica de Santa Maria della Salute.
The dome of Salute dominates major portions of Venice's skyline. If you visit the city you feel like you have been to Salute. It is easily seen from the canal and many of the higher spots in the city.
Here is a link to additional information about Salute. I have very fond memories of our visit to Venice.
I made this card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp. It is anything goes this week.