Wednesday, July 13, 2011

'Will I Ever Get There?' postcard

Over on UK Stampers Forum one of the members has a monthly postcard swap, this months theme is Red, White & Blue and rather than go patriotic I have produced a Destination style card.  One of the stipulations is that it can be posted 'naked' to its recipient so needs to be robust enough to go through the post without damage etc.

The background is painted entirely with Dylusions matt acrylics in pink, white and turquoise, sprayed with home made blue mica spray (mini mister + 4 drops broken china Distress ink + 3 small scoops gold Perfect Pearls + water to fill half way).  I used some sequin waste and a sponge to apply white in places and an old credit card to add lines and a spray bottle lid to add circles.

The words stamp is from Indigo Blue (Grand Tour 1 plate) and was stamped in archival black ink.  The embellishments are: A ticket stencilled with fired brick Distress ink through sequin waste, a red arrow and two die cut corners (sizzix) made from dark red hand made paper.  These were applied with Studio matte medium.

The other lettering is made from small self-adhesive letters.  I used Posca pens in black, gold and white to highlight various elements.

Final touch was to coat the whole card front with more Studio matte medium to give it a resilient finish for posting.

Sid xx

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  1. What a fab background for that great sentiment, and thanks for the tip of applying matt medium for durability :)

  2. oooh Sid, I haven't stopped by your blog for while, silly me! What brilliant creations! Sam x

  3. Great postcard, love the variety of stuff used for "mark making"!

  4. what a brilliant quote like all the colours

  5. Great background and sentiment!I'm addicted to Mod Podging (is that a word!)my ATCs and am wondering if medium gives a different look.Will have to try it out!

  6. I love this pc, Sid - it's wonderful. The colors, design and the sentiment. WONDERFUL!

  7. what a cute idea-the sentiment is perfect!

  8. I LOVE the Sentiment an you createt such a nice Card with it!



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