November 8/11 - Postage Die

ID: MC Nov/11 - Postage - Poppies Gratitude card
5"w x 7"h

Created: November 4, 2011

gg designs issued a sketch challenge this month and asked us to use one of her stamps - love the poppies.

This weeks theme over on Created By Hand is Postage Dies

I'm using a quote & sentiment from Quietfire Design

I cut out the largest postage stamp, made a plastic mask and stamped the Poppies through the mask - inking the stamp with Distress Barn Door, a touch of Aged Mahogany in the centers, tapping a green Tombow marker on the leaves and a brown in the flower centers, misting very lightly with water and stamping.

Sponged Old Paper around the edges and lightly on the rest to tone down the white cardstock. Stamped the quote with Versafine Vintage Sepia.

Cut a piece of Core d'nations in a mid range pink and adhered it to my main white card - edge to edge. Cut a piece of dark brown cardstock a bit larger than my postage stamp, stamped the faux stitching (Tim Hlotz  "Spring Sprung") and embossed with a light pink. Adhered to card, then adhered my postage stamp.

Stamped the word "Memories" with the Sepia and cut down to size, sponging the Old paper around the edges, using a circle punch to notch the ends and stamping with the stitch stamp, embossing with the pink.

I inked up a scrap piece of cardstock with the Sepia and clear embossed several times, then punched with a mini circle and a mini postage punch. Adhered to card and added the white sew holes with a Inkssentials gel pen to mimic buttons.

Die cut the Floral Flourishes, spread white glue all over and sprinkled various browns and pink glitter. Lastly I punched out a mini butterfly from some glitter Peel Off edging.



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