Friday, March 6, 2015

Pretty Postage

Hello!  A while back, last year, I was on a design team called Seize The Sketch.  Sadly, it closed before I had been there for very long.  This card was made for one of the sketches that never made it to fruition:


These postage stamp images may look familiar.  In 2013, I had designed these guys as little magnets.  Unfortunately, because of the thick layer of Crackle Accents (Ranger) on each one, they curled up and did not look so pretty on the refrigerator.  I removed the magnets, and adhered them to this card instead.  They were the inspiration for all other design choices here.


The pale pink damask paper is retired (of course) from Stampin' Up!, and the Harlequin Background / Inkadinkado was stamped with Milled Lavender.


Yep, sure do hate to throw anything away!  I always try first to repurpose before trashing.

So glad you could stop by today!



Stamps: Harlequin Background - Inkadinkado; sentiment - All Year Wishes I, postage stamps - Summer Postcard Add-On - Inspired By Stamping Paper: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, pale pink damask pattern - Stampin' Up! Ink: Milled Lavender, Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: crochet lace - Hero Arts Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; doily; vintage buttons; Bisque Liquid Pearls, Crackle Accents - Ranger; doily - Wilton

13 comments:

Linda R said...

Well what a great idea.. Because your card looks beautiful. I LOVE the way those stamps look.

Hugs~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the postal stamps and the lace!!!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I ran right over to IBS's site to see these stamps....you know me, they're right up my alley! Beautiful background too!
Are you snowed in???!!! Can't wait for spring!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous vintage elegance! Love the color combination and the postage stamp embellishments. Have a great weekend Colleen :)

Susie said...

Colleen, I love the curled or furled look around the edges. I think it makes them look like vintage rectangular buttons and just perfect for this card. Lovely.

Kara Lynne said...

Your stamps look beautiful on your card! Good for you for rescuing them!

Maria said...

Those stamped images look wonderful on your pretty card! Good thing you didn't throw them away!

Ann Schach said...

Breathtaking, Colleen! I LOVE the pearls. The damask paper was one of my favorites...it was gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Well I don't know how they looked on your fridge, but they look gorgeous on your card!! Love all of your special Colleen touches. Did you get hammered with the latest snow? It went south of us, thank goodness!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card~ I miss that challenge!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so beautifully vintage, Colleen! I'm so glad you found a new home for those images as they sure look amazing on your card!

S. Thomas said...

What a pretty card, Colleen. Love the vintage, feminine-soft feel to it.

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