Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Postal - One of a Kind

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  My card today has been inspired by a package I received - it had numerous stamps on it and I instantly knew I had to use them on a card; funny isn't it the things that inspire us! I used 10 stamps for this card - and I might add I have a few put aside for me creating.

The stamps have been adhered in three rows of three onto blue card stock, followed by red.  Next cut/emboss two (2) Shapeabilities Vintage Stitched Squares Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job using the Platinum Die Cutting Machine. white card stock.  Score one Vintage Stitched Square at 1cm and fold forward.  Apply double sided tape to the folded portion, attach the second die cut, making sure to line up the edges to form the card base.

Layer one stamp onto slightly larger blue card stock and pop up into the centre of the stamps using 3D Foam Squares, making sure it is upside down - there is a little bit of symbolism with this.  The Kaisercraft sentiment has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk and cut out using the insert from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.   The inside of the die has been sponged using one of my Sponge Daubers which is always 'fully loaded' with brown ink, before it is removed from the die; and popped up to the right of the image using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares

This card is linked to the following challenges:
WordArt Wednesdays Anything Goes 
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + Stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -  Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Masculine Cards 
Cardz 4 Galz - Dies & Or Punches
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Boys and Men
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Use a Stamp 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

                                                          {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a great idea to use the stamps as inspiration, and the feature, for this wonderful card Linda.

  2. What a great card! Love the background. Thank you for playing with my Dies/Punches Challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. Awesome card design! Love the stamps; so creative!
    Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy August Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  4. Beautiful card and design, like the dimension you added. So glad you join us at The House That Stamps Built.

  5. Hi Linda, a fun way to re-use old stamps, thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.. good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  6. This is so unique and pretty, Linda. I love that the stamps inspired you to create this. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  8. What a cool card! And a fabulous way to recycle the stamps you received; so fun! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  9. Oh I love your stamp themed card -- so cool! Thanks so much for playing along in the Anything Goes challenge over at The House That Stamps Built!


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