Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Card and A Postcard

Just wanted to share a few things I have been working on today and the other day. I am vacationing to California this summer for my Father In Law's 80th Birthday and I wanted to make him a card for that. I got some inspiration from The Frugal Crafter Blog
I really liked the design of the card that she had done, so I went with that idea. I wanted it to look vintage and masculine. I didn't have the steampunk stamp that she used in her background so I used a different Stamp for mine. I added some clear plastic numbers cut out of Tim's Word Play Die that I got for Mother's Day. I love this die, it's so cool. Anyway, I cut out the plastic and then added some alcohol inks to it so it would match. I also added one of Tim's mini gears and some screw brads.

I have also been in quite a few fabric postcard swaps lately and I'm really new at this type of thing so mine are really simple. Fabrics are tough for me. I joined a silhouette fabric PC swap and decided to use the Tim Holtz rainman die to cut out my figure in black fabric, I added it to this really bright and cool fabric and used Adirondack black ink pad to stamp the wording. I love the way it came out. I finished the edging with black thread. 


  1. Love that masculine card.... great texture and layering! Cool fabric stuff too... I'm working on something with fabric for the first time in a long time. You make it look easy!

  2. I love the umbrella-man! Great card!

  3. Both of these are fabulous! You look like an old pro on this fabric postcard....what a fun swap! You always do the best swaps! FUN!!!!

  4. These are amazing! I Love the steam-punk look and feel of the first project. The background is just perfect for the umbrella man....gotta love him. Thanx so much for sharing these. :)