Thursday 7 July 2011

Red, white and blue

The theme for the postcard swap this month on UK Stampers is red, white and blue.

It's impossible not to think of flags with that combination but I decided to try for something other than the star spangled banner or our own Union Flag and settled on the French flag instead.

The blue and red sections are just ink swiped directly from the pad onto the card. I used alpha stamps to add bleu, blanc, rouge to the three sections ("blanc" was done with Versamark and clear embossing powder) and then overstamped with a scripty stamp in Antique Linen. A bit of Antique Linen sponging helps to bring out the clear embossing a bit more, too.

French Mail and Artsy Banners sets (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)
Just My Type alpha stamps (Ma Vinci's Reliquary)

Smooth white

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Stonewashed, Red Pepper)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen, Fired Brick)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Clear detail embossing powder

Sorry I forgot to announce the winner of the random draw for the papers earlier in the week. The winner is Janice! I'll get them sent off to you soon, Janice.

Thanks for stopping by!


Effie said...

Great postcard..glad you joined us!

Jackie Elwin said...

love the addition of the French words, fab postcard.

Zoechaos said...

Red white and blue, so many flags love this one great French tribute. XOXO Zoe

Jennifer Scull said...

this is a gorgeous card! love the different sections you have created.

don't know if I have properly welcomed you to the Shady Tree team or not, but so happy to have you on board this month! :)

Gez Butterworth said...

Great combination of stamps and colours. Gorgeous. :)