Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Posting Postcards

Our challenge this week for Serendipity Stamps was to create a card that could be mailed without an envelope. I decided to go with the customary 4 x 6 postcard for my project and I knew I wanted to use the classic Ink Bottle set to make them. I adore the sentiment . . . "Letters mingle souls".

I took two very distinctly different approaches in creating the two cards. Card # 1 uses embossed card stock and a blend of Distress Inks and Pearl Glimmer Mist. I just rubbed four different shades of the ink onto my craft mat and then sprayed a generous amount of Glimmer Mist on it. I then rubbed my card stock into the ink and dried it with my heat gun. Once it was dry, I dipped the card stock in the remaining ink and then heat set it again. I then stamped the bottle and sentiment with Black Soot ink and used Black Soot Distress embossing powder. My card stock ended up quite wrinkled so I solved that by gluing it to a second sheet of card stock and using my brayer to flatten it. It worked perfectly.

The second card was super simple. I just adhered a beautiful patterned paper from K & Company to card stock and added a punched border made with a coordinating PP. I then stamped the images with Chestnut Roan chalk ink and finally inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Serendipity also has the perfect stamp for the back of my post cards, check it out here.

Be sure to check out the other Design Team Members' sites to view their creations:


It's all about the details:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: K & Company

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps

Ink: Distress Ink, Colorbox Chalk inkAccessories: Glimmer Mist, Distress Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up punch, Heat-it Tool


Lynda Benden said...

WOW, these are fantastic Kathie! What perfect images! Great job!

so A"MUSE"D said...

I just love it! What a great stamp and your background looks amazing!

Bev J. said...

Great postcards-love the colors in the second one-vintage looking. tfs

Ida P. Krause said...

These are wonderful. I really like the bright colors on the first one. The second one has a very "vintage" feel to it.