When I cleaned up my stamp baskets last week, I found this single stamp from Stampendous called True Elegance. I've used it a few times but not very much. It turned out to be a great border stamp.
To create the border for this page, I stamped this single stamp on Bravo Burgandy cardstock with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I just cut out each one and glued to the back of the designer paper.
One stamp can have a powerful effect when used in repetition.
The layout was inspired by Nichol Magourik's weekly class last year at Two Peas in a Bucket. She did a layout a week for several months and often used die cut titles where the words were welded together to form one piece.
I did my title using SCAL software and my Cricut. It went a lot faster than I expected. I just typed each word as an individual element and then changed sizes and fonts fitting things together. A few letters aren't connected but they were easy to glue in place. I cut 'always' a second time in gold paper to add emphasis. Some sponged on distress ink gives some words a slightly different color than others.
Of course the page topic is my Mother's passion for the Cheesecake Factory in Charlotte. It has a gorgeous interior and leads us right into one of her favorite malls - Southpark. Southpark is getting so high end that we do a lot more looking and a lot less buying these days but it is still fun.
Thanks for visiting today!
Ingredients: Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye So Sophie
Stamps: True Elegance by Stampendous; Baroque Motifs by Stampin' Up!
Metal Tag: Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware by Stampin' Up!