a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wish you were here postcard

Today I'm posting a card that I created as part of a fundraiser that Jenn Shurkus is doing.  You can read more about the cause and how you can bid here.  This card will be donated to the highest bidder and they will get a lot of wonderful creations from various designers.

I was inspired by a few various things on this card.  The first being Suzanne's wonderful card here where she uses such wonderful techniques to make that awesome background.  I have a lot of those stamps and thought the Postcard stamp from the Ephemeral Backgrounds from Artistic Outpost would be perfect.  I pulled the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers yesterday and used that as my color choices.

The sentiment and palm tree is one of my favorite traveling sets from Clear & Simple Stamps called Traveller.  I didn't want to overwhelm with color so I sponged on some sand and ocean and used some seam binding to tie it all together, coloring it with my Wild Wasabi ink pad.  I decided to add to the sentiment, but signing it.

Hope you will come back on Sunday to see what I created for Jenn's blog, I will also be reposting this card as it's the one I'm giving away.

Thanks for visiting today!
Card details:
Stamps: Ephemeral Backgrounds from Artistic Outpost, Traveller from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream
Inks: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Trendsetter Blue
Embellishments: seam binding, chocolate chip pen


Susie said...

Great card, Kim. Didn't remember this set from CSS at all.

Clear and Simple Stamps said...

Super fab card Kim! Love the postcard feel and the green ribbon is a great accent. The signature is a sweet touch :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Great mix of images to create a wonderful postcard!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

i love the postal stamp!!so pretty

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card and thank you for your lovely comments. Sorry it took so long to come over and see that you were so kind to me. :)

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