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Timeless Portrait

Last month, I had some cards published in Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft magazine using the gorgeous Timeless Portrait Product Suite from the current catalogue. To be honest it was pretty easy coming up with a colour scheme for my cards – I simply used the colours in the Designer Series Paper as my starting point and went from there! I love how the Forever Young Stamp set co-ordinates so perfectly with these papers and that some of the patterns lend themselves well to being stamped over the top of too ;).
For the focal point of my card above, I have stamped the tree with the swing in Versamark over the top of the clock paper and embossed it in black for a more dramatic effect. The little strip of red cameos if from another design in the same paper pack.
Here’s another of my cards from the series :

For this one I have used Heat and Stick Powder and Fine Galaxy Black glitter to give the Parlor Prints background stamp a bit of shimmer. This time I have used the larger cameo design from the Timeless Portrait Designer Paper as a the main feature on the card.
The good news it that Forever Young will be making an appearance in the new catalogue (out in September), however, the coordinating papers are retiring along with the rest of the current Designer Series Papers.
Fullstep-by-step instructions are in the magazine here, but the ingredients that I’ve used are listed below :
Stamps – Forever Young, Tiny Tags, Parlor Prints background stamps
Ink – Versa Mark ink pad. Basic Black, Marina Mist Classic ink pads RETIRING and REDUCED by 25% – 8.96
Paper – Island Indigo, River Rock, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla smooth cardstock, Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper – RETIRING and REDUCED by 25% – 14.21
Accessories – Paper Cutter – RETIRING and REDUCED  25% – 29.96,  Jewellry Tag Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch – RETIRING and REDUCED by 40% – 26.97, Antique brads, Linene thread, Black Embossing Powder, Powder Pals – RETIRING, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool – RETIRING and REDUCED – 37.46, Heat and Stick Powder, Fine Galaxy Black Glitter – RETIRING, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers.
Here is a full list of the papers that are reduced this month and still available to order :
Flirtatious Specialty 25% off – 18.71
Mocha Morning Specialty 25% off – 18.71
Just Add Cake 40% off – 11.37
Paisley Petals 40% off – 11.37
Beau Chateau 25% off – 14.21
Berry Blossoms 25% off – 14.21
Domestic Goddess 25% off – 14.21
Frightful Sight 25% off – 14.21
Pocket Full of Posies 25% off – 14.21
Letters To Santa 40% off – 11.37
Nursery Nest 40% off – 11.37
Patterns In Color Paper Stack 25% off – 31.46
Big Top Birthday 25% off – 14.21
All still available while stocks last!
If you have any of the retring items on your wishlist, please contact me and I’ll organised your order for you before they sell out 🙂

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