Hello all, I've been off on my hols in Portugal for a couple of weeks so a summertime project seemed perfect to get me back to stamping on my return!
I'm combining two things here - this week's challenge in the Crafty Secrets member forum at Splitcoast Stampers which is to make something with a summertime theme and this month's postcard swap on UK Stampers where the theme is "seaside".
I've stuck with the classic 6 x 4" postcard size and kept it pretty flat as the swap requires it to be a "genuine" postcard that is posted with no envelope.
The background is watercolour paper spritzed with a mix of water and a couple of drops of Stonewashed reinker (this is one of the few Adirondack colours that does separate into its constituent colours when mixed with water - I like the tonal variation) and overstamped with shells, starfish and sand dollars, some masked to create overlap. The focal image is stamped on Cryogen White and coloured with Copics.
I punched holes with a slot punch for the strip and the sentiment panel to feed in under the image. A doodled frame and some wonky stitching finish it off before the whole lot is stuck to another piece of Cryogen White so the back is flat and light-coloured for writing on.
If you like to get some happy mail in with the bills and junk, why not pop over to UK Stampers and join in with the postcard swap - it's not a big commitment, just make one card and you'll get one back from a randomly-drawn swap partner.
Seaside set (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Adirondack by Ranger (Stonewashed, Denim, Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)
Oval Nesties by Spellbinder
Sewing machine and thread
Slot punch by Making Memories
Zig drawing pen
Inkssentials white pen by Ranger
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