Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Shabby Chic postcard

Signed up for a postcard swap on one of my groups that called for  us to create a shabby chic postcard with a raised M.  I found this lovely postcard on Graphics Fairy.  I digitally added some handwritten text (GF) in black, printed it and fussy cut it out.  I thought it needed a bit of colour on the edges so I sponged on a bit of green and dark brown to hide the white cardstock edge as well as to add a bit of dimension to it overall.  It still needed a bit of something so I stamped some butterflies in a soft green and added a few flourishes in the same colour to embellish the middle section.  I designed a medallion accent using a doily (CLKER), some text and a large M which echos the words Moment in the quote.  I printed it, fussy cut around it and mounted it to a scallop circle (NS) which I had sponged with the same green and brown inks as I had used on the postcard.  I punched some holes between the text lines and inserted a length of pink vintage seam binding.  I ran the ends of the seam binding to the back of the post card and into slits I had cut which effectively hides them behind the seam binding on the front and finishes off the back quite nicely.  I adjusted the scallop on the seam binding and glued it into place on the front.  I tied a short length of seam binding to the left hand side of front piece to add some texture and added some dimensional magic to the M for the same reason.  Still needed a bit of something so I added some layered flower punchies, some thread loops and few pieces of brown twine between the medallion and the post card to finish it off.
Very happy with how it turned out.  It is always fun to challenge myself to use different styles when I am creating for swaps!!