Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Postage Stamps

I bought a set of clear Technique Tuesday stamps a couple of weeks ago called Postcards from Paris. It includes two different size postage frames and I figured it was time they saw ink. I created 2 masks of the larger stamp, one of the whole stamp so I could create the layered look and another where I cut out the center so I could do reverse masking. The frame is stamped 3 times in black ink. The center stamp is sponged with celery ink and the outer ones in artichoke ink. I used SU's Glorious Gift flowers for the centers with eggplant and artichoke inks. The "39" is Karen Foster snap stamps. I used a grey marker on some of the edges to create a shadow . The paper is shimmer ivory which doesn't translate in pictures but is such an elegant, yummy paper. It is layered with black and put onto an artichoke card with dimensionals and brads. After I uploaded it I thought I have the perfect sentiment to add to it, "Sending you smiles", so you will have to imagine that one!
Thanks for stopping by!


Peggy Maier said...

Such a cute card! And yes, I can imagine the sentiment - perfect!

Yvette said...

Lovely card, Tracy! I really like how you masked the images so that the center one is in front.

Vera Matson said...

I really like these stamps! What a great card!