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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Going Postal

This month's Rounds & Rectangles Swap is a "summer vacation" postcard. Hmmmmmm . . .

Starburst Metallic Card Stock; Snippets Post Card Blank, Post Card, Hero Arts, Impression Obsession, Picket Fence Studios, Tsukineko, IMAGINE Crafts, Copic, Stencils, Heat Embossing,

Luckily, I just received my monthly Hero Arts Club package featuring the dock and jumping swimmers.

After cutting the card stock to the correct size, I made a mask with the dock die cut. With the mask in place, I stamped the jellyfish stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Using the school of fish stencil, I inked over the embossed design with VersaFine Clair using an ink finger dauber and heat set. I stamped the dock with VersaFine Clair, as well as the jumping swimmers, and quickly heat set it. A Copic marker was used to color the tops of the jellyfish. My message on the address side of the postcard was stamped "wish you were here" from the Hero Arts kit. To keep the image safe from the weather elements, I sprayed it with a varnish finish. It was adhered to the backside of the post card blank.

Starburst Aspire Petallic Metallic in Lichen 98# Card Stock (cut to 5.5" x 4.25")

Snippets by Accent Design: Post Card pak in Brown Bag (ADP4225-5.357

My Monthly Hero August 2019 Kit

Impression Obsession: Jellyfish Party Bold Prints Stamp CG772

Picket Fence Studios: Ocean of Fish Stencil

Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts: VersaMark ink; VersaFine pigment ink in Onyx Black; VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

(dock and swimmers) and Twilight (stencil); finger Ink Daubers

Stampendous: Embossing Powder in White (EP100)

Copic: Ciao Marker in Yellowish Skin Pink (YR61)

Thanks for stopping by . . . I hope you're enjoying your summer and finding time to craft!

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