Friday, November 4, 2011

Postcard with Love

Today I was visiting Suzz's Stamping Spot ( a favourite of mine to visit) and saw her delightful Postcard card for the challenge over at City Crafter Challenge . I immediately knew what I wanted to do.... so half an hour later ( and a second panel later) I finished this card

Postcard Birthday


I started with a cream panel of card just smaller than the card base.  I inked the Hero Arts "Old French Writing" in Old Paper distress ink and stamped all over the panel.  Next I took some of the stamps from Hero Arts "Carte Postale" set.  The main Postcard image was stamped in Vintage Photo, the remaining stamps with Walnut Stain distress ink... some 2nd generation to soften the look and under where the ribbon is... an Eiffel Tower from a Penny Black set. I added the hand dyed seam binding ( dyed with Shabby Shutters Distress stain and then spritzed and scrunched)  I added a little brown button on top of the bow. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stamp-It.  Distressed the edge of the panel with Tea Dye and Old Paper distress inks.


Also entering into this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!  ~ Buttons.
and Wee Memories ~ brads, buttons or bows.

Had a good sleep last night, and not such a hectic day at work today.... so feeling brighter.  Got the night to myself as hubby is out ~ and there's nothing decent on TV.... so some crafting, some blog hopping and even a glass of wine while I do....

Have a great weekend all

Cheers

Dawn 

12 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely card Dawn, could be a unisex card it is so neutral.
Glad you are feeling better.
Smiles:)

paula said...

Wow Dawn what an amazing card. I love it. Really wonderful for a guy or gal xoxoxoxo

Ros said...

Dawn this is just lovely ... so glad you joined us this week at CCCB

Joy said...

Love how you collaged this Dawn, just stunning... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Isha said...

Stunning creation Dawn. Love it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is lovely, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB, please come join us for the postcard swap, details at the CCCB blog.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the vintage images! Love your postcard!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty!!!!Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories this week

Tiffany said...

Beautiful collage, love the touch of green from the ribbon trim!

Lisa said...

Beautiful, Dawn. I love all these "stampy" type images together!

Linda R. said...

You have created a beautiful postcard.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

This is so LOVELY!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!