Friday, November 9, 2012

Postcards From Paris


You probably can't tell, but I'm still enjoying the afterglow of a great CS Retreat! (It's been SO hard keeping that pinkie swear for months and months!) Last week we enjoyed blogging about retreat workshops, and this week I'm excited to show you the Postcards From Paris rubber stamps. The Paris-themed paper collection was a very fun gift enjoyed by attendees, and now the Unmounted Stamps are available as a great companion! Check out this fun card that I whipped up using a simple masking technique.

The rubber stamps work so well together to make a stamped collage card like this one. Check out how my progress on this card was made.

First I stamped the rectangle image of the framed Eiffel Tower onto a piece of Ivory Plain cover stock. Then I cut a paper mask to fit the rectangle and covered the image so I could rubber stamp on and around that area. (I love masking!)

It's fun to move the paper mask to see the great results.

Now, I could have stopped here, but then decided to add a little color.

I cut a right angled mask from a scrap, grabbed some Topaz and Sapphire inks, and used the ink applicator to add color just to the inside of the rectangled area.
Then again I used a mask to add brown ink around the outside of the rectangle, giving the collage even more depth.

A couple of watercolor crayon color splatters make a nice finishing touch.
The Postcards From Paris sheet of UM stamps sure makes a great addition to my stash! I hope you enjoy them too.

Kay from Club Scrap


  1. Terrific card Kay! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Love this collection. Card is great. Would love to see some more ideas with this set. I think I might make a mini-book from my extra paper pack...

  3. I just love the collage look. Can't wait to get these stamps in my next box!


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