Monday, April 26, 2021

Just A Girl Looking for A Donut

Hi, I'm back again with a postcard for the "Sentimentally Yours" Challenge going on til the end of this month on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  All projects should include a sentiment or saying.

For this postcard, I used the 50's Girl stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the In Front of A Salad clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  If you want to check out a great selection of fabulous sentiments, please visit the Clearstamps page at the Carmen's Veranda website - lots of them will make you smile!

My postcard background is a piece of checked scrapbook paper, edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I stamped my 50's Girl with black ink onto white paper and fussy cut her out.  I then restamped her onto a piece of red scrapbook paper and cut out just her dress, attaching that atop the original stamped image.  I added a bit of color with some Copic Sketch markers.  I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of vintage diary page paper and edged it with the same Distress ink.  I lightly attached both of these stamped images to my postcard front and then built my collage around them.  By not completely fastening down my central items, I am able to position pieces of ephemera, etc behind and around them.  Once I have all my collage elements in place, then I will finish gluing down my central elements.  

So hop over to the Portal before the month is over! and enter your projects featuring rubber stamping for a chance to win some free stamps!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Ask Albert

Happy spring!  I'm back with a card for the new challenge going on at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity during the last half of the month of April:  Sentimentally Yours.  We are looking for your projects which feature your favorite sentiments or sayings.  And I found a great one for this one - Eenie, Meenie, Minie - from Carmen's Veranda.

I also used the Einstein stamp from Carmen Veranda and the Ledger background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

For my background I dove into my box of Gelli prints and found this one using cream, brown, and gold acrylic paints and some stenciling.  My stamping covers most of it so you can't really see the stencil design on this one too clearly.  But stamped with the Ledger background in black StayzOn ink gave it kind of a vintage feel, I thought.  I then tore around the edges and applied some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it a bit.

I stamped Einstein with black ink onto cream card stock and fussy cut him out then positioned him on the lower portion of my card front.  Next I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto the same card stock, cut it out, and edged it with black ink.  It gets positioned just above Albert as shown.  Layering with a piece of black card stock is the final step.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Chihuahua Playing Bingo

Happy April Fool's Day, and I'm featuring a post card I made for the "Numbers" Challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity that runs until April 14th. My postcard features the following stamps:

all from Lost Coast Designs.

The sentiment is Fun and Games from the clear stamp collection at 
Carmen's Veranda.

I cut a piece of coffee dyed paper to post card size at 4" x 6".  I edged this with
Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the small diamond background over the whole card and used black ink to stamp the Bingo border along the left side.  I randomly stamped some little bits of text with black ink here and there.

My Chihuahua was stamped with dark brown ink onto white card stock.  I cut him out and colored him with a light brown marker.  I colored his collar red and left his teeth and the spikes on his collar white.  I found a tiny Bingo card on a collage sheet, cut that out, and replaced the coffee cup he is usually holding with the game card.  I then used foam tape to affix this to my post card front.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto cream colored card stock and edged with the same Distress ink.  I attached it to the upper right corner.

Hope you will hop over to the Lost Coast Portal and check out the challenge!