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Moonie Postcard

I belong to RubberMoon's MoonMail Club. For the low monthly subscription fee, we are sent a stamp that is designed just for Moonies, along with an extra goodie or two. RubberMoon and Inchie Arts work together very closely and I usually enjoy one of their Art Square Boards, i.e., inchies, twinchies, Art Swatch, etc. You can click on this link to read all about joining the MoonMail Club:

Some Moonies swap Moon creativity with that month's stamp. This month's stamp is to be used on a postcard creation that we will mail to our swap partner. Here's my postcard . . .

RubberMoon Stamps, Altenew Stamps, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko, Heat Embossing, Sakura, Strathmore, Kuretake

Because postcards usually have a photo of where "you're at" on your trip, I used the Seattle skyline stamp from Altenew just like I used it the other day for my husband's birthday card.

  • On Strathmore 140 lb. hot press watercolor card stock (5"x7"), stamp the skyline and cloud with hanging stars with VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

  • Stamp the shadow stamp with VersaFine.

  • Using Kuretake's Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, color the skyline with light gray. With light blue, gray, yellow and orange tones, color the background using water to dilute the intensities and move the colors around. I did color through the clouds, but worked my way around the skyline and moon. I went back and colored through the moon a little more to block out the letters "ght?" to make the cloud actually cover that part of the moon.

  • I went back over the moon stamp colors with the bright yellow marker to give the moon a little more color depth.

  • After all of the watercolors had dried, I stamped the "stamp of the month" as banners and filled in the words.

  • The water at the bottom of the skyline is colored with turquoise and water.

RubberMoon stamps: (clouds with hanging stars); (small rectangle used for banner)

Altenew Sketchy Cities America 2 Stamp

Source unknown: moon

IMAGINE Crafts' VersaMark and VersaFine in Habanero (moon) and Onyx Black (banner) by Tsukineko

Kuretake's Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers & Niji watercolor brush

Sakura Pigma Micron 05 Archival Ink Pen in black (handwritten words on banner)

Strathmore Ready Cut watercolor card stock 140 lb. hot press (5x7)

I really had fun making this postcard. I think I might want to do a few more. Stay tuned!

The Magenta blog has been full of beautiful card designs. The color combinations have been very, very refreshing. With the new soft card stock from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I am quite anxious to use inks on some of Magenta's stencils that I've been setting aside; the subtle texture on the soft card stock is amazing when the ink is applied.

Ellie Knol's combination of green and blue color sprays and sprinkles of salt for the background is wonderful.

Magenta Style, Ellie Knol

Click on this link to Ellie's post:

Carole Dion used Nuance on one of my favorite Magenta stamps.

Magenta Style, Carole Dion

Click on this link to Carole's post on the Magenta blog:

Miranda used Magenta's landscape templates to make this beautifully serene landscape,

Magenta Style, Miranda Degenaars

Click on the link to Miranda's post:

And then Marietta uses another of my favorite Magenta stamps to border this card design:

Magenta Style, Mariette van Leeuwen

Click on this link to Marietta's post on the Magenta blog:

There is something about this card on the PoppyStamps' blog that I absolutely love. I think it's all of the white with a splash of my favorite color.

PoppyStamps, Marybeth Lopez

Click on this link to Marybeth's posting on the PoppyStamps' blog:

On the Hero Arts' blog, this is another card design that caught my eye. The color concept is similar to the PoppyStamps' post. I thought she had used an embossing folder for the frame design; it's a stencil!

Hero Arts, May Sukyong Park

Click on this link to May's posting:

Thanks for stopping by. I've been totally inspired from the Scrapbook Expo at the Washington State Fairgrounds here in Puyallup this last weekend. I'm off to find some lace to use with the new Elizabeth Craft Designs' glitter colors.

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