Monday, August 5, 2013

Vintage Holeproof Hosiery

Today I'm sharing with you my Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for Challenge #11 - It's Monochrome! We're being sponsored by the very awesome My Crafty Heart! Come play with us! The challenge this time is to use black and white with optional shades of gray and a 'splash' of one other color!

I created a very cool vintagey card with white-on-white stamping, black and red matting, a red wax seal and a few other embellishments! The focal image is a "Holeproof Hosiery" ephemera type stamp from Hampton Arts Graphic 45. I love it - it's so fun and so random! What a hoot! ;)

For the large and small backgrounds, I stamped on white cardstock with white dye ink for a very cool watermark effect you can see real well when you angle it. It was difficult getting the lighting just right for these photos. I used the Hampton Arts Hot Fudge Studio swirls and text background stamp for the small square, and the Beeswax checkerboard background stamp for the large background.

Remember back in the day when people melted wax and stamped it to seal their envelopes?! I have some glue gun wax sticks and metal stamps and sat for a couple hours a few weekends ago making a crap-ton of various colored seals with several different stamps! They are really neat - these seals turn kind of rubbery and don't break like the wax ones did! So of course I had to use one on this card! ;)

And here's a peek at the inside... (curious if you know what "ginchiest" means?!)

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white cardstock; Marcos black cardstock; red cardstock from stash
  • "Holeproof Hosiery" stamp from Hampton Arts Graphic 45
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Hampton Arts Hot Fudge Studio swirls and text background stamp 
  • Beeswax checkerboard background stamp
  • Sweet Stamps white dye ink
  • Inside sentiment from Blockheads Retro Verses stamp set
  • Studios Blackbird black and white stitched ribbon
  • Red glue gun wax stick and butterfly metal stamp (wax seal)
  • Want2Scrap black gemstone flourish and white flat-back pearls

I hope I've inspired you to create a monochromatic card - black and white in this case with just a splash of red! It's definitely a challenge if you love lots of color like I do!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Hey girl this is awesome, love the vintage look to it, and that seal, nice touch...awesome!

  2. Fabulous job and love the use of the wax.

  3. Love it!!! What an awesome image you used too... and the 'pop' of red is perfect!!


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