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Friday, June 14, 2013

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #46 - Postage Card

Today I was browsing the Paper Craft Crew Challenge site and saw this week's great sketch.   

I liked this sketch for it's sheer simplicity, and it made me think of a post card.  Almost immediately I experienced an "Ah-hah" moment knowing what I wanted to create with it and headed for my craft room to dig through my supplies.

One of my first purchases from the new Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Catalogue was the Post Card Back Ground stamp on page 102.  Since the sketch reminds me of a post card I figured this would work perfectly and what a great opportunity to add ink to this new stamp. 
Postage Card Back Ground Stamp which measures 5 x 3 1/2"

My next big decision was what card stock to use.  I wanted a vintage post card look in keeping with the stamp, so I decided to use the colours from  the Create with Connie and Mary's Color Challenge #256  this week which features Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso. 


I didn't have any current postage stamp stamps so went with the one in the Fresh Vintage Stamp set (retired).  Believe me my next order will include something with stamps, either the set called Postage Due, which includes 3 wonderful stamps or Postage Collection  a 16 piece stamp set from the Hostess Stamps collection in this year's catalog.  This set includes 3 really neat postage stamp frames and you can design the stamp contents with any of the other images in the set.  Ask me how you can earn this set for free! 

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Post Card Background Stamp #130369

Card Stock:  Island Indigo for Base (5 1/2" x 11), Summer Starfruit for 1st layer (5 1/4" x 4" embossed with Beautifully Baroque EF, Naturals Ivory  #102316, and Early Espresso.

Inks:  Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Accessories: 3/8" Glimmer Brads (121003 Basics), Postage Stamp Punch #122344, Early Espresso Ribbon (retired), Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917(new), paper piercing tool, adhesive and dimensionals.


Margaret Raburn said...

I really like that Postcard stamp and how you used it for the cardfront!! I love how you've pulled in all the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

Wow!! I really love how you used the sketch and the colors! Very vintage and beautiful! Love it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

You have convinced me I NEED this postcard stamp! LOVE the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Wow Penny, that card looks fantastic combining the CCMC colours with our Sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x

Mary Brown said...

Oh how unique! I love that you used the Postcard image for your card and the layout is just wonderful! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie said...

How fun...that set wasn't even on my radar, but I like the vintage feel you achieved! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary.

Debbie Henderson said...

I purchase this stamp also because I fell in love with it. Just haven't had time to figure out what to do with it. Love how you used it as a background for your card! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Fantastic vintage card! I love your design. So glad you joined us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Pam Staples said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card! Love the colors, the stamp used and how you used the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. Pam