I finally got the chance to play with my Elements of Style stamp set and am really looking forward to playing with it some more. I saw this idea of spotlighting on Stampin' Connection and really liked the way it looked. Changed a few of the factors, but it was basically pretty much a complete CASE job!! Couldn't find too much to change - as they say - "why mess with perfection?" Thanks for the perfect idea from Paula Tharpe (MrsOcean) on Stampin' Connection!
Played with a little different option based on something I saw Whitney Richardson do and added a bookmark made with the Two Tags Die to the little pocket of the torn section of the upper left hand corner.
I know I should add the Smooch Spritz, but was a little timid because I loved the cards so much, I didn't want to risk messing them up. I haven't had a chance to play with the Smooch Spritz yet and have heard it can be quite tricky until you get the hang of it. So, now I need to make them again and add some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz to add an even deeper element of age.
I'll have to repost when I do the remakes with some added features. Let me know how yours turn out and if you were brave enough to try the Smooch Spritz on your first attempts.
Stamp Set: Elements of Style, En Francais background and Because I Care (Hostess set for sentiment)
Paper: first card = Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
second card = Night of Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Suede
Accessories: vintage brads, twine (retired) and Kraft taffeta ribbon (sponged with Soft Suede ink), sponges, distressing tool, trio flower punch (retired)