Monday, February 23, 2009

Postcard from Paris

This postcard is one of a series, made as my answer to the UK Stampers Sunday Challenge run by Efemera (Gail). This weeks subject was the European capital of France - Paris !

I wanted to do a warm but slightly vintage look, so this is what I ended up with.

I used:
  • Card (Cream)

  • Paper (Cream)

  • Adirondack Inkpads (Raisin, Cranberry, Wild Plum, Butterscotch & Latte)

  • Stazon Inkpad (Jet Black & Cotton White)

  • Versamark Inpad

  • Embossing powder (Judi-kins Sticky Stuff, Claret)

  • Craft foil (Bronze)

  • Stamps ( Eiffel Tower - Paper Artsy, Ticket - Crafty Individuals, Paris Postmark - Crafty Individuals, Calligraphy - Crafty Individuals & swirl ?)

  • Chalk Inkpad (Colorbox - Warm Red)

  • Embellishment (homemade from leaf mould, polymer clay and mica powder)

The cream card was cut to postcard size (6 x 4 inches) and coloured using a makeup sponge with Adirondack Raisin, Cranberry & Wild Plum Inks - layering as required and setting with the heat gun. The swirl stamp was inked with the Cotton White Stazon and stamped around the edges of the card.

The calligraphy stamp was inked with Adirondack Butterscotch and stamped several times on the cream paper. Adirondack Latte was sponged to darken the cream paper. This was then torn, edged with the Red Colorbox chalk ink and adhered as shown.

Next, the ticket stamp was first stamped with Versamark and this was heat embossed with Claret embossing powder. The embossed image was trimmed and the same stamp was then stamped up with onyx black Stazon and overstamped to apply a black coat over the claret embossing. The image was allowed to dry and applied as shown.

The Eiffel Tower stamp was inked up with Versamark and stamped on cream paper and this was heat embossed with the Sticky Stuff and whilst still warm the bronze craft foil was applied and rolled over with a brayer. Once cool, the foil was peeled off to leave the metallised image behind. This was then trimmed and again edged with the red chalk ink. This was applied as shown.

The paris postmark stamp was inked with onyz black Versafine and stamped direct as shown. Finally the postcard was edhed with the red chalk ink to finish.

Hope you like it :-)

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  1. I love this type of card Sid - great colours and composition.


    Vron xx

  2. Ahhh! Makes me think Paris in spring. Beautiful card. Very romantic.


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