I've had some fun the last couple of days sorting through my old, old stamping stuff. This stuff goes back to the early 2000's and has been in storage under our stairs for the last several years.
I've pulled it all out and gone through it, either donating or dumping heaps of it. What I did find though was all sorts of specialty papers, like Cold Laminate, Gold Leaf, Copper Shim etc. I also had heaps and heaps of magazines, so I went through them all, ripping out the pages I wanted to keep and recycling the rest. It's interesting that in the days before die-cutting and embossing and patterned paper, it was all about the techniques. There are some cool techniques out there and I've used one of them today - gold leaf on cold laminate.
I'm using the inspiration photo at Just Us Girls and the sketch at Mojo Monday (flipped).
I stamped the image from Collections (an Australian company that make (made?) the most artistic collage-y type stamps) onto Cold Laminate using Black Stazon. Once that was dry, I peeled off the backing then rubbed gold leaf flakes onto the back using a stiff paintbrush. I mounted that piece onto Basic Black, then Brushed Copper cardstock.
The card base was clear-embossed on one side using an old HeroArts Manuscript Background stamp. To finish the card, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the main image and topped that off with a silk vanilla rosette. In the bottom right corner is a brass charm that I've also had forever, which came from a company called Fancifuls Inc.
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Collections; Hero Arts Manuscript Background
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Brushed Copper, Cold Laminate
Accessories: Gold Leaf Flakes, Clear EP, Brass Charm (Fancifuls Inc), Linen Thread, Vanilla Rosette (SU)
Edited to Add: This card was Chic of the Week at Just Us Girls!