Thursday, 25 August 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #167 Faux Postage

This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog we are being sponsored by Glenda Waterworth at Chocolate Baroque. I've been a big fan of Glendas work for many years so to sent some of her gorgeous stamps and digi's to play with was fantastic!!
All of the paper's that I've used are from a paper pack I had from Glenda a couple of years ago, the colours are just beautiful. I downloaded the faux stamps sheet and printed it out on to 160gsm text and graphic paper, then very carefully cut out the centre of the stamps. I trimmed around the outer edge with a wavey line trimmer to make it look perforated. The bird and branches were already on the paper, and I thought they lent themselves perfectly to the "Mail Art" stamp set that Glenda had sent me. I added a selection of different stamps using memento tuxedo black ink, making sure they would be visible through the faux postage stamps. I then added the postage frame over the top of the bird paper. To finish off I cut out some flowers using a crealies die in some scrap pieces of the backing paper, and added a gorgeous piece of black lace as a border. Hope you pop over and join us this week as Glenda has very kindly put up some fab blog candy for grabs!!! Elizabeth xxx


Rainbow Lady said...

Just a perfect card Elizabeth I love it x

Faye said...

Elizabeth, The explaining of your method of making this fantastic card is so appreciated. I'd love to try something similar in the future. This is beautiful.

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, love the faux stamp sheet
Beryl x

Jen said...

Brilliant Elizabeth. The one main image looks great, would not have thought of doing it this way.
Jen x

Carmen said...

Love this technique!