A tropical postcard

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I was still in the zone thinking about tropical stuff (My theme for this month’s ATC swap) and had played with glimmer paste onto a piece of glossy cardstock I had added some mop up of distress oxide to…

And figured this was a good starting point for a postcard.

Once the glimmer paste was dry I added more oxides to give the background more colour.

Then I trimmed it down. I felt it needed another layer and so took another piece of the glossy cardstock and did the same technique but with more ink and deeper colours so it would contrast the top layer. Once that was dry I sewed them together to add another type of texture.

At this point there was no stamping… and that is pretty much the only criteria of the swap… so out came my trusty Lawn Fawn aloha set. I stamped and embossed on the oxide background I had made on watercolour card in perfect pineapple colours. And then the sentiment onto black cardstock strip. I adhered the strip down and added a gold staple to add another texture. Then I added the pineapple and added lots of Wink of Stella on top to make it sparkly.

I then cut a piece of mountboard and coated it in black gesso (front and back) and glued the whole piece to that… keeping to the wonky angles.

Finally I added some white enamel accents dots to add some more texture.

I then added some stamping on the other side of the card… I used distress oxides and then embossed them to provide a border.

Super happy with all of this.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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