Sunday, May 26, 2013

Postcard Project

I have decided that I want to start making more postcards instead of so many tags. I want a good way to store my projects that I don't plan on giving away or using in some other way. I have this 7 Gypsies recipe card tray that I'm using to hold all my 4x6 cards. I put feet on it too, using Tim Holtz Idea-ology foundations feet. I've decorated all the tabs and have added a few Journal prompts from a swap I was in on my AllThingsTim yahoo group. That front card was made with some awesome Graphic 45 paper.

For this project I had to join a few challenges (of course) here is a list of the challenges I'm joining with this one...

Hobby Cutz - This week they are challenging us to add some flowers and or roses to our projects.

Octopode Factory - Their challenge this week is "Lovely Ladies", I really like this theme. 

613 Avenue Create - This week is Anything Goes! Woot!

This is going to be a bit of a rushed post, so here we go....

To start I used Coordination's Craft Core dark brown paper and ran it through the Big Shot inside a Tim Holtz gear embossing folder, then used my handy dandy sander and sanded it up.

I then used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and went over the raised parts in order to highlight them more

I then did something I haven't done in awhile and got out my perfect pearls, I dusted the background with Heirloom Gold and spritzed and heated to set

Tore printed paper, edged with gathered twigs

Cut flowers with tattered flowers strip die, went around edges with marker and then stamped with Archival and Wendy Vecchi numbers. Made more and layered them.
(got this technique from Clare Lloyd over at Unruly PaperArts)

Ran ribbon through antiqued bronze distress paint, dried to set
made a bow

Colored my Octopode Factory Audrey Gal with a combo of distress markers, gel pen, colored pencils and copic markers

Here is alink to Lilly's shop if you want to check out her digi stamps 

Added some Tim Holtz Film strip with the mini stapler

Put everything together and here is how it turned out....

These flowers are so cool, I added buttons to the center

I also edged the entire card with my metallic marker

I also added some of Tim's Metal ide-ology gears

Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you are a designer of your own dream!! 
Happy Day to you!!!


  1. I love this...and I may steal your idea of making postcards...sometimes I think I cannot MAKE another card but I want to keep this would be a fun way to do that! And I love the image and colors...and those flowers are amazing!

  2. And my word, it turned out just GREAT! Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge over at Hobbycutz


  3. This is just awesome! I whish I have so many cool toys like You! :)
    Have a nice day, Claudine!

  4. Fab postcard and love that image. So pleased you liked my flower tutorial over at Unruly paper Arts. It is great to see the technique used by someone else. X

  5. This is a lovely, and the flowers of course are beautiful...Thank you for sharing your post card with us at this time...

    Kobie - Hobbycutz Challenge

  6. So so so cute! I love the embossing and the gears!

  7. I had to pin this for future reference! This is such a great card ...loving the process and all products used. Don't you just love Octopode Factory digis???

  8. That's a great size to worth with! Love the texture of the embossing.

  9. Outstanding! Love the detail work that brought this wonderful project together! Thanks for stopping by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  10. Love it. And what a great idea to make postcards. Easier to store. I am a little jealous of the card tray. I live 7 gypsies.
    I really like how you have used the character. She fits right in on that background. X. Thanks for joining us at toff challenge x

  11. What a wonderful post on how you created your card. Love the rustic effect and all the metal embellies are awesome. Thanks for joining us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. Hope you'll link with us again. God bless!

    JO ANN

  12. This is such a fabulous card and thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz for our flowers challenge. We hope that you'll join us again next time.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  13. Love your project! Congrats on making the top 3! Great idea to make cards instead of tags. They'll be little pieces of art! I've always loved that 7 Gypsies tray and you've come up with the perfect use for it!