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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Post Card Fun

Post cards are probably one of those things that everyone has either received one or sent one. I know we have always had a rule in our house that if you go somewhere, you have to send a post card home. We have gotten them from all of the places we have traveled, even if we didn't send them, but just bought them as a keepsake. Now to be able to make them is so fun, and I am sure that I am hooked to say the least.

I have been using the Maraposa papers as I had a small stack that was not being used. On this one, I took the  Birdcage die cut, sprayed it with forever red perfect pearls mist and set it over the image of the bird on the paper, I used a  stamp I had on the left side that had the word gratitued on it, then I strung the vine ribbon through the holes in the bottom of the bird cage, added some mini flowers, pearl centers, and a chain that runs from the top of the bird cage around the side of the post card. Of couse I inked all edges with distress ink

The back was stamped with the Tattered Angels Timeless Romance  Stamp. I then cut out one of the stamps from the K&Company Lifes Journey Stamp papers, and used a Quickutz Die to cut out the postage stamp shape ( you can also use decorative scissors to get the same effect) Then I used one of the Post Card word stamps from Tim Holtz along with the date stamp and cancelation stamp from the TA stamp set. I free handed (with help with my clear stamping block) the lines. And of course all the edges are inked to give it that vintage look.

Once again I have used the Mariposa paper, and simply added a Petaloo color me crazy flower that was sprayed with Chalk, chalkboard glimmer mist, then added a 3-d flower (sizzix) three feathers, a Petaloo Butterfly, and then the heart lock and key (Martha Stewart Punch) I had to add some stickles to the flower, butterfly and the lock and keys to give it that bling look!  

The back of this one is done the same way as the previous one.

And last but not least
This one is again using the Mariposa papers, but I stamped the Heart and Key from the Timeless Romance Stamp set on it, then added 3 of the roses from the Je t'Adore Rose Cream
Ribbon. I added 2 feathers, and then set the bird from the bird cage die. The bird is sprayed with GM and then sparkled with stickles. The word love and the dots were added using a pearl pen, which stays glossy and dimensional !! I also could not belive how fast it dried.
Thanks Laura Dennison for the inspiration and I can not wait to make more !! 
Thanks for looking and hope you have a day full of inspiration from unexpected places.


  1. Your postcards a just gorgeous Carol! I love all the depth and dimension you've added and the vintage feel with the distressing!! TFS :O)

  2. I love your postcards Carol! These are so fabulous and vintagy. (new word) :)

  3. Glad you are feeling better, Carol. Your postcards are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Carol, Your post cards are Awesome!!! I love them. Shari (cricutrookie)

  5. I love those post cards. I have made mahy but nothing like these. You are quite the inspiration.