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Monday, August 04, 2014

Cheeky...........

  


This is my entry for the UK Stampers Postcard swap this month.  The red cheeks give away the choice of title for this card. The theme for August is open so I have done a very colourful card keeping in mind that it has to travel to it's recipient through the post with no other protection.




I cut a piece of plain white card to 6 x 4 inches and set about with a stencil and Distress inks in barn door, wild honey and dusty concord, overlaying the colours each time until the desired colour depth was obtained.  I used a Lynne Perrella stamp of a feather and stamped this around the edge of the card in moonlight white Brilliance ink ...... it's subtle but I think looks good.  The edges of the card were then heat embossed in detail gold embossing powder.






The main image is another sizeable Lynne Parrella image from PaperArtsy which I stamped on more white card in Versamark ink.  I then heat embossed the image with detail gold embossing powder for the outline.





I then coloured the image with Marvey Alcohol Ink brush markers and trimmed out the image.  I used Mod Podge matt for paper as the adhesive to firmly attach the image on the Postcard.

This swap is very popular so why not join in by clicking the link at the beginning of the post?

Sid xx

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21 comments:

  1. Love the layered stencilling round the edge - fab postcard!

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  2. Hello again, Sid!
    I'm delightful to see your newest card. It's so amazing! a like the golden embossed image!
    All the best,
    Aneta

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  3. Wow, Sid, this is a beauty! Love the background and the embossed image works so great! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  4. I love these Lynn Pirella images and the title of your blog post is perfect for this project, great work Sid.

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  5. What an artsy card, I really love the way you gold embossed the edges, will have to try this out :)

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  6. Great image and a fab card. Love the embossing and colours.

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  7. scrumptious Sid. love the LP stamps

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  8. Great inky techniques & I too love the subtle feathers round the main image. Hugs Bev x

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  9. I really like this! The coloring you've done is amazing and then paired with the gold embossing--so cool!

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  10. Fab pc Sid and good to see some gold embossing which seems to have gone out of most people's work these days. Bring back the magic of embossing!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  11. Wow this is really a special piece of art Sid. I like it a lot
    Thank you for becomming my latest follower and for leaving me a comment, much appreciated.
    I have become your follower aswell. Happy crafting and lots of greetings, Veerle.

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  12. Congratz Sid with your first place at the less is more challenge

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  13. YAY, Sid, congratulations on being the LIM showcased artist for July!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Oh CONGRATS Sid on being the LIM winner for July.

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  15. A great PC. I love the vibrant colours.

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  16. A great PC. I love the vibrant colours.

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  17. Fab colour choice and love that image xxx

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  18. Hello Sid!
    What a lovey little work of art! The embossing is a nice touch, giving it that extra element of texture, great idea. Your work is very inspiring.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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