Sunday, July 20, 2014

IN COLORS POSTAGE DUE COLLAGE C.A.S.E.

When I saw Deanna Hibbert's gorgeous, vintage-style, collage cards stamped with images from "Postcard" and "Postage Due" and punched with the Postage Stamp punch, I KNEW I would be casing them - as soon as I got those sets! Well, truth be told, I couldn't wait and borrowed them from my friend Gina (who is always totally awesome about letting me use her stamps etc.!)
Here is my assortment:
 And now for the close ups and details...

I really liked Deanna's arrangement of light and dark, so I didn't change that, or the way she put "POSTCARD" on the top left corner and the "Place Stamp Here" image on the top right corner. She had included the now-retired "En Francais" background stamp so I just used more of the script part of "Postage Due" for my first variations of her cards:
"POSTAGE DUE" and "POSTCARD" sets, Early Espresso ink (stamping and spoinging), Very Vanilla and Lost Lagoon cardstock for postage stamps, Early Espresso background panel and Sahara Sand card.
"POSTAGE DUE" and "POSTCARD" sets, Baked Brown Sugar ink (stamping and spoinging), Very Vanilla and Crisp Cantalope cardstock for postage stamps,Baked Brown Sugar background panel and card, Crisp Cantalope cardstock layer.
For my next variations, I played around using more of the main image in "Postage Due," and brought in images from "The Open Sea" set.
"POSTAGE DUE," "POSTCARD" and "THE OPEN SEA" sets, Early Espresso ink (stamping and spinging), Very Vanilla and Hello Honey cardstock for postage stamps, Early Espresso background panel and Natural Ivory card.
In the variation below, I used some of the script image from "The Open Sea" instead of just the script in "Postage Due."
"POSTAGE DUE," "POSTCARD" and "THE OPEN SEA" sets, Baked Brown Sugar ink (stamping and spoinging), Very Vanilla and Coastal Cabana cardstock for postage stamps, Baked Brown Sugar background panel and Coastal Cabana card.
For my last variation, I went very nautical and masculine by using lots of images from "The Open Sea" and going back to the Lost Lagoon In Color:
"POSTAGE DUE," "POSTCARD" and "THE OPEN SEA" sets, Early Espresso ink (stamping and spinging), Very Vanilla and Lost Lagoon cardstock for postage stamps, Early Espresso background panel and Lost Lagoon card.
This card is not hard, but it is a little time consuming what with positioning the punch on the images, sponging all the punch-outs, and arranging/gluing all the punched stamps evenly on the background panel. Deanna used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise a few of the punched stamps, and she also embellished with a stamped/punched butterfly and a little sentiment-stamped tag. I planned to embellish mine but ended up liking the simpler look so much I decided to leave well enough alone. I hope you like the results and will leave me a comment!

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