May 28, 2008

In Colour Carte Postale

Carte Postale is a set I've been admiring for a long time. It has been on my shelf, unloved, the last three weeks - but only because of time restraints! So here's my first effort with this beautiful set. I used a colour challenge combo, Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. Don't they look great together? Here's the step by step:

  • Cut a Soft Sky circle and stamp the leaf image in Certainly Celery multiple times. Stamp in between inkings to get a shaded effect to the foliage.
  • Stamp the bird and sentiment in Blue Bayou.
  • Sponge the edges of the circle, Certainly Celery for the Bottom and Soft Sky for the top.
  • Stamp the square flower image in Blue Bayou on Soft Sky and punch out using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Layer onto a 1 3/8" Certainly Celery circle, then onto a Blue Bayou Scalloped Circle.
  • Add White Gel pen highlights to the bird, the flower and the scalloped circle.
  • Layer a strip of Certainly Celery Designer Series paper onto Soft Sky. I love how this designs mimics the stamped foliage.
  • Attach two Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets at the end of the strip, and tie a length of Soft Sky ribbon through them.
  • Stamp the flowers in Versamark onto your Blue Bayou card base.
  • Adhere the strip with dimensionals, the circle layer with SNAIL and the scalloped circle with dimensionals and you're done!
This was a bit of a different layout for me, I so often use squares or rectangles. I've been making an effort this week to finish the inside of my cards nicely before putting away all my supplies - usually I leave it until I'm ready to send the card, but this is so much easier.

Here's the inside view of this card. The bird is cut out and attached with dimensionals. This is going to one of my hostesses who loves Carte Postale. Hope she likes it!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Supplies:
Carte Postale stamp set.
Blue Bayou and Soft Sky card. Certainly Celery prints designer paper.
Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Certainly Celery ink.
White Gel Pen.
Scalloped Circle, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches.
Jumbo Eyelets.
Soft Sky ribbon.
Stampin' Sponge.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Your hostess is lucky to receive this beautiful card!

  2. Gorgeous card Sarah, thanks for joining in on my colour challenge.

  3. Absolutely beautiful cards. I'm going to have to try the patterned paper with carte postale. I don't really use that design - looks like my grandmother's wallpaper - but works great this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Such an elegant card! Love the french flair feel to it! And the colors and sketch are wonderful!
    Kim Marie


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