Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Token of Love by Astrid

Hello everyone and welcome! Do you have that wonderful Springtime feeling yet? Today I want to share some collage stamping with you, so I created this vintage (of course this is me after all) postcard.
Now as you may or may not know, the Artistic Stamper sells loads of wonderful Collage stamps. But today I wanted to do something slightly different, and so I created my own collage using different stamp sets to create said postcard.
These are the stamps I used:
Botanical 3
Swirls Splats and Dots
Calligraphic Mat 12
Postage 1
Ephemera
I cut a piece of 4 x 6 smooth stamping card and stamped the rose from the Botanical 3 set in Archival Jet Black, coloured it with Distress Markers in Peeled Paint, Victorian Velvet, Pine Needles and Aged Mahogany. Then I masked it and stamped the writing from the Calligraphic Mat 12 over it in Archival Coffee.
Next I created the lines by stamping the rubber frame that comes around many of the stamp sets. I had kept some bits of that after mounting my sets on Kling On and trimming them. As you can see I did not manage to do it perfectly but decided to "embrace my imperfection" to use the phrase of a certain famous person in the crafting world.... I also stamped the word Postcard and the stamp from the Postage 1 and Ephemera sets in the Coffee Archival.

To give the whole thing a bit more of an aged feel still I inked it with Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, Distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz  Paper Distresser and stamped some "ink blots" from the swirls, Splats and Dots plate in Vintage Photo.
Finally I mounted my postcard on a piece of paper from the Crowded Attic paper collection by Tim Holtz and embellished with some lace, string and an Ideaology word band


I then mounted it on some Kraft Card and voila, my token of love was done and ready to post out to its recipient.....

Hope you liked my project and see you next time! I'll post thumbnails of the stamps I used below.

16 comments:

Maryann said...

As usual, you´ve done such an amazing job here Astrid. I just so love, what you´ve shown here, it looks gorgeous. I don´t know anyone but you, who can make everything look like a million, but you do, every single time.
Thanks sooo much for sharing your wonderful ideas here with us too.
Have a wonderful Easter ahead now, and I´m sure, you´ll enjoy it more than ever this year ha ha

Helen said...

Fantastic, Astrid - so romantic and pretty!

Kyla said...

Oh this is stunning, and such a great idea to use the 'bits' for the lines-genius

Kyla

Sid said...

Another lovely vintage effect !!

butterfly said...

Really gorgeous piece, Astrid - love the vintage romantic feel, lovely use of the new stamps - a beautiful make... (And at least I can tell you that here at AS - for some reason my internet connection objects to Astrid's own blog!!)
Alison x

Artyjen said...

Ooh! That is stunning....love the vintage look ;)
xoxo Sioux

Rita said...

Really Stunning Astrid. Thanks for sharing a great tutorial too. Hugs Rita xx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully created Astrid, love the collage effects.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Amazing ! I loooove your collage ! and the way you use these wonderful stamps !!

Dorthe said...

OH you actually stamped that splash...I would never have guessed Astrid.Love allthe stamps you used, they looks so real and the rose is adorable.
Thankyou for all the information, and hope you are having fun, dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely gorgeous Asrid. The 'lines' look fabulous to me! Nicola x

Marisa Job said...

Just gorgeous!!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful vintage card.
Great stamps and colors you used,
Greetings Janny

Ellie Knol said...

WOWy, again!

Buttons said...

Superb job Astrid. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Astrid,

What a gorgeous creation you have made. Working you magic yet again and kindly sharing your tips and techniques with us all. Your creations are always such a treat to see. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful goodies with us.