One of the swap groups I belong to has a postcard swap each month and January’s theme is Metallic New Year. Perfect excuse for me to get out those metalic flowers sent to us by our sponsor this month over at Crafty Bloggers Network who is Mulberry Crafts, they do some great flowers so please pop over and take a look. Although you cant really see it that well, the Laser cut chipboard clock from Gina’s designs is painted with metallic gold paint. The background was made using a mask and Stampendous frantage embossing enamel and distress ink.
I fell in love with these little Toread characters as soon as I saw them, they are just too cute (so much so I ordered 3 more stamps). Here are 2 postcards I made for a swap using the stamps I got with the CD (when it was on Create and Craft). I sprayed some kraft card with a pearly mist spray and then cut some leaves using a cuttlebug die. I ran the leaves through various embossing folders to give them some texture and glued them randomly on the card around the cut out Toread character (who were coloured with Copic pens ).
I belong to a group that swaps postcards ATCs and Tags once a month and this month the theme for the postcards is What I did this summer… Well as some of you may know I spent some considerable time down at my Mum’s this year and during that time I took my boys up to London along with my Sister in Law and Nephew. We had a great time at the Science Museum and the London Live event at Hyde Park and finished it off with a photo outside the gates of Buckingham Palace (with the promise to go back next year to do the tour) So we were pretty much “The Tourists” hence my postcard
Saturated Canary Image: Tourist coloured with Copics
Clothing: V12, V15, V17 V05, V06, V09. V91, V93, V95
Skin E000, E00
Hair, N3, N5, N7
Papermania Urban Stamp from Capsule collection DVD
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and in many countries it is customary to exchange yellow flowers on that date. So, for this swap, we have to send each of our 3 partners a postcard which somehow incorporates a yellow flower.
I am really pleased with the way my postcard turned out, I have used a digi stamp from Just Inklined and coloured it with copics and it is on a digi background so that it is flat. (apologies for the slightly blurred photo – it’s a bit dull here today)