The card features all my favourite masking techniques but last week's script idea has obviously stayed with me too! I made my postage stamp by cutting a square aperture in a post it note and sponging a background inside. I stamped the lovely cherries from Fruit and Flowers over the top and added the number, using my stamp-a-majig for accuracy, before cutting it out with my Postage Stamp punch.
I really like the effect and am already dreaming of all sorts of other postage stamp designs! Do you like the postmark? The wavy lines are from my lovely Winter Post Christmas set as is the 'post card' stamp - not just for Christmas you see! - the circular bit of the postmark is from the fabulous French Foliage set.
This cluster of flowers and leaves was created using post it note masks too but this time I stamped the images onto the sticky notes and cut round them carefully with sharp paper snips. I stamped the first flower and masked it before stamping the second, then masked both flowers before stamping the leaf. I water coloured the flowers and added Old Olive stamens with a marker. I blended them in a little with the aqua painter which I'm not sure about really... the children are all saying it's fine but I suspect they want to use the computer!
Here's what you need to make today's card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, French Foliage, Winter Post, En Français
Ink: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Confetti White, scrap of Whisper White
Other: Markers, Postage Stamp punch, paper snips, post it notes, stamp-a-majig
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My youngest son had some of his friends round for a late birthday sleep-over last night. Why do they call it a sleep-over I wonder? Sleeping is the one thing that doesn't really happen at all! Actually they were all beautifully behaved and had a whale of a time but for some reason I'm feeling a little bleary!
I'll be back on Monday with a male card for Masculine Monday but in the meantime I'll look forward to seeing everyone's masked creations - if I can get back on the computer that is!