Welcome to my blog today.  This is the first "card post" with my new computer so I am a bit nervous.  Hopefully it will go well.

Woohoo!  I successfully downloaded the picture of my card.  Buoyed with confidence, let me add another view of the card.

The technique of swiping an ink pad across the paper, or sponging streaks of color on the 3-3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, makes quick work of creating a card with a large background stamp.  Using some of the new In-Color inks from Stampin' Up!, I sponged 3 different colors accross my cardstock piece.  The Postage Due Stamp was inked with Black Staz On Ink- the stamp was face up. 

Carefully place the streaked piece of cardstock on top of the inked face up Postage Due stamp set.  Make sure the inked image transfers to the cardstock piece.  Carefully remove it and trim it to 3-1/2" x 4".

Mat on a piece of black cardstock that measures 3-3/4 x 4-1/4.

The Crisp Cantaloupe card front was embossed with the Polka Dot folder but Fancy Fan also creates a nice background. Using dimensionals, adhere the stamped and matted piece to the card front.

Add some pearls or other embellishment of your choice.  I also stamped the small Travel Post from the Postage Due stamp set on Pistachio Pudding cardstock.  This image was punched out with the Postage Stamp Punch and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.


Finally, I created several cards with the same technique using different color combinations.


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stamps – Postage Due132064 wood, 126397 clear

ink – Black Staz On 101406

paper – 2013 – 2015 In- Color Cardstock 131200, Whisper White c.s. 100730

embellishments – Postage Stamp Punch 122344, Perfect Polks Dots Folder 117355, Fancy Fan Folder 12751, Pearl Basic Jewels 119247