Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Window on Italy

Another 6 x 4 inch postcard done as part of a swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme this month is 'Windows' so I have done mine on an Italian theme.  The postcard travels to it's recipient 'naked' so it needs to be able to stand up to the RM treatment !

The background is plain white card and I have used a mask and Distress Ink in crushed olive and wild honey to build up layers to leave no white showing.  This has been dried to set with a heat gun.

An old Italian map has been stamped with an arched window stamp from PaperArtsy twice to form a round window in Archival black ink and trimmed out.

The background was then stamped with a leaning tower of Pisa stamp (PaperArtsy) in grey Memento dye ink as shown to form muted images on the right.  I have then heat embossed two stamped images (chandelier & finial) with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger turquoise embossing powder after first rubbing over with an antistatic bag.

The bottom border is punched from black card with an EK success border punch.  The card was then assembled and edged with turquoise Versamagic chalk ink.  Final touches were to add the computer word, edged with gold pen, and apply Macarena Beadazzles with Glossy Accents to the top left and right of the card.  The whole card was then sprayed with a thin coat of matt sealer to fix.

Sid xx

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  1. Oh wow you are very brave sending it through the post 'naked'!!

    Love the take on the window with the map behind it.

    Hope it arrives in tact!!!

    Sam xxx

  2. Love that turquoise embossing ....lovely.

  3. Ah, la dolce vita! Fab card Sid, love the turquoise embossing againt the honey yellow tones!

  4. Very evocative and love the sunshine colours

  5. Love that colour scheme, Sid. A fabulously sunny card.

  6. Wonderful postcard, Sid. Love the embellishments - brave...but beautiful.

  7. AMAZING with all the techniques, this looks really cool!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  8. Beautiful! I'm sure it'll take a little longer in the mail as it passes from hand to hand to be admired in the process.


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