Thursday, March 10, 2011

Floral Postage

Welcome to day 2 of Shady Tree sneak peeks. Nancy's flowers have long been favorites and this new image in the Backyard Springtime set now joins the list.

This card sort of evolved and in the end I was just smitten. It started with the paper, I loved the vintage feel and colors it had. Then I stamped and colored the image with Copics. The centers of the flowers have black glaze pen dots added which adds a nice touch, hard to see in a photo though. After it was cut out I looked for how to place a sentiment and not much was tickling my fancy. I started to sponge the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and that bottom right corner looked bare. The idea came to me to add numbers for postage, the size was perfect. I unearthed my postage edge scissors (do you even remember those??) and bingo! A little crinkle ribbon and some leaf stick pins and it was done. It reminds me of my great grandma, I can even smell her rose powder, lol.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow! Friday, yeah! Payday, double yeah!!


Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I love the papers, and seam binding, and pins, and most especially the way you turned this into a stamp. gosh, my postage stamp scissors are SOMEWHERE...... would not even begin to know where to find them. giggles!
how neat that this reminds you of your great-grandma!

SherylH said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! Love the colours you have used and the postage theme really works great.

Nancy (Shady Tree Studio) said...

*GASP* Tracy!!! This is stunningly beautiful!!!! I have always wanted postage border scissors!

This is an amazing card - the image and paper are meant for each other, and you have added all the perfect touches. I love that the image panel is skewed.

I could look at this card all day!
Beautiful :^) .

Silvergirl said...

I really had to do a double take on this one... the floral focal panel looks like it was part of your patterned paper! SO amazing!