Idea Gallery : Postcards
Here are the instructions for the fabulous postcard-themed Idea Gallery projects from the July 2011 issue.
Designer: Jean Hardy for Crafty Individuals
I used one of our newly issued printed tags for this project, which I mounted onto coloured card. I added a crackled, coloured and stamped (CI-017) swirly frame to which I had attached a shallow tray to give depth (shadowbox style). I stamped CI-302 in Memento London Fog and coloured with Copic pens before cutting out the flowers and fitting them inside the tray with sticky fixers. I added some coloured chipboard leafy twigs, a stamped word from CI-258, and a ‘postmark’ from CI-308, plus some flowers, some ribbon, a button and some charms, and I finally fitted a cardboard strut back to enable the tag to stand on its own.
Materials available from Crafty Individuals, www.craftyindividuals.co.uk
Designer: Susan Allan for The Stamp Attic
Cut paper to size and distress with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Layer paper and secure in place by machine stitching or by gluing. On watercolour paper, stamp the border in Coffee Archival Ink. On a smaller central panel, stamp the little bird placing butterflies at the corners. From the floral paper cut out three flowers and glaze with Glossy Accents, trapping seed beads at the centre. Die cut swirls from the aqua-coloured paper. Finally arrange the layers and adhere with foam pads. Type wording and place as shown. Stamps are by Prima and the tangerine and aqua paper is from the Once upon a Springtime Collection by Graphic 45.
Stamps and papers available from The Stamp Attic, www.thestampattic.co.uk
Designer: Jill Tuck for The Stamp Man
Stamp the Aspects of Design Large Great Aunt’s Correspondence (K04) image twice and cut out, cut just the main postcard from the 2nd image. Use alcohol inks to create a background, then stamp the Aspects of Design Shipped Script stamp and the Carte Postale words from the Tim Holtz I See Paris set (CMS009). Sand and distress the edges of matching Tim Holtz Distress Core’dinations cardstock. Use Distress Inks to age the papers and postcards. Add textured ribbon and a Tim Holtz Idea-ology pen nib.
Stamps and other materials available from The Stamp Man, www.thestampman.co.uk
Designer: Klare for The Paperlane
Distress edges of a white postcard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. All papers used are from Kaiser Crafts Peachy Keen collection and distressed in the same way as the postcard. To give the idea of the sea a Tim Holtz Scrollwork die was used. The stamp is Lili of the Valley Sailboat stamped onto smooth white card with black Memento and coloured with Copic markers. On the boat to give the image a 3D look and shine Glossy Accents was used. To finish three tabs were cut from Peachy Keen and three pinwheels made, embellished with pearls which were coloured with Copics to tone and complement the colour scheme.
All inks and papers available from The Paperlane, www.thepaperlane.co.uk
Designer: Kim Reygate for Sir Stampalot
Cover a square card with a piece of Kaiser Craft paper Bubblegum Hills collection Calipso Punch and draw a hand stitched border around the edge using a fine black pen. Add a strip of Kaiser Craft Bubblegum Hills Blue Lemonade paper as illustrated. Stamp and emboss Big Ben (L2993), Globe (K2266), Leaning Tower of Pisa (G2647), Eiffel Tower (G2542), and Collosium (G2672) onto scraps of Kaiser Craft Devonshire collection Magnolia double-sided paper. Cut the images out using different sizes of circular Nestabilities. Attach Big Ben to a white scalloped circle also cut using a Nestie. Distress the edges with co-ordinating ink and add a stitched border with a pen. Assemble the card as shown. Stamp and emboss Hero Arts Destination Tag (H4978) onto pieces of the Magnolia paper. Cut out and add to the card as shown using a brad and bits of ribbon. Embellish with gemstones and add a hand-written 'Wish You Were Here'.
Stamps and other materials available from Sir Stampalot, www.sirstampalot.co.uk
Designer: Melanie Quin for Crimson Cloud
Stamp ‘postcard’ wording, postmarks and sentiment in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Stamp Sketchy Lady (Clarity Stamp) and mask her. Over-stamp Eiffel Tower Small (Clarity Stamp). Make a moon mask by cutting around a two pence piece drawn onto masking tape or a Post-It Note. Place the mask over the Eiffel Tower and blend Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks around the edge of the postcard and over the edge of the moon mask using Cut-n-Dry Foam. Remove mask. When there is not much ink left on the foam, drag it over the moon to create the illusion of cloud. Distress the edges of the postcard with a craft knife. Dab both Distress Inks onto a craft sheet or tile and, using a waterbrush and the inks, paint the lady. Paint a shadow at the lady’s feet and the bottom of the Eiffel Tower to ‘ground’ them. Cut orange card slightly larger than the postcard, punch the corners and attach. Mat and layer the postcard and sentiment with coordinating paper.
Clarity Stamp stamps and other materials available from Crimson Cloud, www.crimsoncloud.co.uk
Designer: Chris McMillan for Blade Rubber Stamps
Cut white card to 5 ½” x 3 ½” (standard UK postcard size). Apply random patches of colour with Cut-n-Dry Foam using Aquatic Splash, Sea Breeze and Persimmon VersaMagic Inks. Keep the area where the face will be pale (it can be helpful to stamp the image on acetate first – this can be periodically positioned over the card as you build up the colour. Using Versafine Onyx Black Ink, stamp the border from Artemio clear stamp set (10001028), Da Vinci Woman (Blade Rubber unmounted plate BRPL009), Morning Mail (Blade Rubber BR065C) and Carte Postale from the Stampington Carte Postale clear stamp set (J6226). Highlight the headband using a Cut-n-Dry Nib to apply the colour.
Stamps and other materials available from Blade Rubber Stamps, www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
Designer: Laura Cooper for The Artful Splodger
Cut a postcard-sized piece of glossy card. Use Sunset Orange and Aqua Alcohol Inks with a bit of Blending Solution and pounce onto the glossy card using an ink applicator. Stamp Suzi Blu Elena Seaside onto the background using Archival Jet Black Ink. Hand-draw swirls and hearts at the bottom of the postcard with a fine liner. Once dry, go over these using Eucalyptus Stickles. Use Peeled Orange Stickles to highlight the mermaid’s tail and top. Mat the postcard onto black cardstock to finish.
Stamps and other materials available from The Artful Splodger, www.artfulsplodger.co.uk
Designer: Petra Boettcher for De Stempelwinkel
Use a torn paper mask to divide a postcard-sized piece of card in two, inking one side in Wild Honey Distress Ink and the other in Adirondack Aqua Ink. Use masking to build up a different picture with various stamps on each side of the postcard. Stamps used were De Stempelwinkel R06154 (station); P06157 (man); P06157 (Egyptian scene); P06128 (sphinx); Plate 87 (text) and Cherry Pie Artstamps (Q477 – dunes).
Stamps available from De Stempelwinkel, www.de-stempelwinkel.nl
Updated: 27 May 2011