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.

5 comments:

Terry said...

Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your wonderfull vintage venice card, Really love it. Hugs Terry xxxx

sasa said...

Looking good and worth all the effort! Love the colours and image.
Thanks very much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show...
Sarah

Candy C said...

Your vintage Venice card is beautiful. I love that stamped image!! So much detail. I also love the fact that you used Sepia tones to create it. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

S said...

Oh that's a beautiful card. I know how difficult it can be to get good clean impressions of such detailed stamps, but the time invested always pays off.

helena said...

beautiful image - love your gentle and subtle hand with colour choice for the backing papers