zaterdag 17 december 2011

Katzelkraft's got beautiful postal stamps..

I LOVE this travel set from Katzelkraft...
I'm going to be using these stamps a lot, especially the text ones...
I LOVE texts.....
and the postage ones are also gorgeous!

 
(It looks a bit yellowish here, in real life it's more greenish!)

Apart from this being my DT post for Katzelkraft (also on the Katzelkraft blog today!), I am entering this card in the Stampman challenges also, with theme a technique you've not used before. 
I used a technique I wanted to try for some time now, and I am sure I will be using it a lot in future. It's FUN! It's about using plastic foil over wet inks to get a very unique background. On this background it shows more with the blues than with the green. It might be because I did not use a glossy cardstock, too absorbant maybe...

and... I am also entering it as DT piece in the Fashionable Stamping Challenges, for the new challenge which will be posted tomorrow, the theme is..... no, I am not going to tell you... it's a secret until tomorrow. Come join us!

HOW TO:
Spray the background with two colors (home-made) pearl spays, and immediataly cover it with plastic foil. Leave it to air dry; this is the hard part LOL
Stamp the eiffel tower with a solvent ink. Stamp the text with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Stamp the other stamps, also with a dark brwn solvent ink. 
Distress the edges with a paper distresser, and sponge it with a dark brown dye ink.
Tear the edge in some places and accentuate it with a darkbrown marker.
(As you can see here, I used the stamp with the postage stamp and address in two stages, by inking it twice, leaving the top or bottom part without ink.)

Go stamp - ENJOY!

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17 opmerkingen:

  1. Ellie, I love your piece. The colors, the technique, the design. So well done. Best, Yvonne

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  2. Its gorgeous Ellie, beautiful colours and the stamping is fab. That technique is fab, one of my favourites but you're right about it being hard to leave it while its drying lol
    Claire xx

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  3. Mooie uitstraling van zowel de stempels als de kleuren etc...mooi dus :-)

    groetjes, Alie

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  4. Beautiful. I love text stamps, too and both Paris and France are very dear to my heart - they do some brilliant stamps x

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  5. Dit zijn weer schiterende kaarten Ellie met schitterende kleuren.
    groetjes Marja

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  6. Ellie, your card looks wonderful, the bright colors are fantastic.

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  7. Mooi om te zien wat je met deze stempels gedaan hebt!! prachtige kleuren!!

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  8. There is so much to love about this...firstly, the stamps themselves...just gorgeous! The colours are beautiful together, and I like the white embossing over the stamping ~ a really nice effect Ellie. I have no idea what plastic foil is though (we only have aluminium foil and plastic wrap - for covering food)...but the effect is fantastic. From my family to yours we wish you a very merry xmas and a great New Year.
    Dot x

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  9. A fabulous postcard Ellie. The inking looks just stunning and the stamps are gorgeous.
    Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  10. Ellie
    The colours are so fresh and zingy.
    Beautiful stamping.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. Mooie kaart Ellie, dat groen/blauw is ook mooi.Ik neem aan dat je de plascticfolie een beetje "rommelig" op je kaart legt, zodat de plooien het effect gaan geven?

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  12. Ellie, I so love your "not going to tell" travel piece! The colors are spectacular combined and the stamped images, perfect! Have a great day!

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  13. Gorgeous soft colours and a great technique. Love the stamps.
    Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
    Avril xx

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  14. Great post card Ellie ! I love that stamp set too ! Sue C x

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  15. What can I say, Ellie, it's beautiful!!! Lovely design and colours :). Hugs, Joanna xx

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  16. This piece has given me so much inspiration Ellie for a new challenge which is starting in January and I thank you for that.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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