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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #112 - Postage Due

Soft Suede #3


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

This sketch really had me scratching my head and for some reason my mojo lead me down the vintage sepia path thanks to the Color Coach combo of Soft Suede and Early Espresso and the stamp sets Postage Due and Butterfly Basics. 

The 'postage stamps' and postmark gave me my four squares down the side and the large image from Postage Due did the rest. I did use the netting stamp from Butterfly Basics to add some texture stamping onto the image too. 

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge:

Card recipe

Stamp - Postage Due, Butterfly Basics
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Postage stamp punch, 1 inch square punch, 3/4 circle punch, Decorative Label Punch
Accessories - Something Borrowed Embellishments, Burlap Ribbon

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. Oh my!!!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Postage due is one of my very favorite sets and I just LOVE it done up in this sepia look. Just really amazing (I can't say it enough)! This is definitely my ffavorite card of the week!

  2. LOVE this! The colors and the stamps are perfect together. Plus I love the addition of the netting. Beautiful card, Alison.

  3. I love what you did with the sketch! This combination of stamps and colors creates a completely fabulous vintage card! Great job!

  4. This is a fantastic card Alison, my favourite of the design team cards. It wasn't until i looked really closely tonight that I saw the hessian tucked in behind the stamps - what a fabulous detail. Thanks for the lovely comments you left me.

  5. Alison this card is absolutely FABULOUS! I struggle so much to pull off the vintage look, but I shall be pinning this masterpiece for inspiration for sure! I love the detail of the hessian and the 'Something Borrowed' embellishment too - this is one amazing card!

  6. Keeping it short and sweet because of graduation. LOVE this!

  7. Inspired use of this set in sepia tones!! This is one of my fave sets and I love how you've used all the stamps! Wonderful card.. love it!

  8. Oh WOW! Brilliant! I LOVE the postage along the left side...great use of those blocks! I LOVE this card with the sepia colors, too! Great job with the sketch!

  9. Love the vintage feel of this card! The off center stamps are a great touch. You, my friend, are a true artist!


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Alison xx