It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and for the next 2 weeks the challenge is 'Mail it!' So, you need to include anything related to postage and of course some stamping, no digis !
I decided I'd take the opportunity to make a card for one of my niece's whose birthday is coming up in July. I've used Artistic Stamper stamps for the background, stamping the various post marks and also the Carte Postale stamp with black Archival ink. I've used Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I've also splashed some water onto the background using the Spritz and Flick technique. The text, which is also an Artistic Stamper stamp, is stamped onto a blank piece of paper from an old book, I really love the texture of this paper and it loves Distress Inks ! The pile of cases are a Darkroom Door stamp and I've painted them using Distress Markers and cut them out. I stamped the typewriter from the Artistic Outpost Secretary Pool set and stamped the 'jot this down' stamp from the same set onto the blank area. I then stuck some more blank book paper onto a piece of card to give it some strength, and blended some Wild Honey DI lightly over it. Then I stamped the image which is a Crafty Individuals stamp onto it and cut it out. I love the expression on the face of this image !
For the leather belt I covered a piece of card with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain DI and then embossed it in a Cuttlebug EF. I then covered it with Embossing Ink and clear EP to give it the glazed coating. The eyelets have been coloured with some alcohol ink as I only had silver ones which were way too clean ad shiny ! The buckle is an Artemio one which I picked up at Ally Pally. The flowers have been made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Strip Die and I've rubbed Wild Honey DI over the edges. To finish the gorgeous buttons are coconut buttons from Linda's fabulous Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
I'm also entering this card into the Artistic Outpost challenge of anything goes and also Country View Crafts which is die cuts.
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