March 19, 2012

Olympic Countdown

Only 129 days left until the London Summer Olympics begin!

These Penny Black stamps were combined to make the card:

Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge
Love London, Warm Wishes

In keeping with the Olympic style, here are some “quick and fast” instructions….

A white cardstock base was dappled with clouds using a sponge dauber with Summer Sky and Danube Blue Memento inks.  A stamped and “fussy cut” Tower Bridge was elevated on top.  The piece was then framed with an oval die-cut window from Blue Skies cardstock stamped with Warm Wishes in Danube Blue Memento.  Strips of Olive Grove cardstock were stamped and decorated for dimensional horizontal elements.

Tip/Hint:  Large stamps such as structural buildings make great designer papers.  In this sample, Houses of Parliament was used to add a random pattern to the decorative strip on the top of the card.


Penny Black Stamps: Houses of Parliament 4223KThe Tower Bridge 4227K, Love London 30-093, Warm Wishes 40-074
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Clear Skies 10-002, Olive Grove 04-001
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large (S4-110) 
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Bamboo Leaves Memento, Summer Sky Memento, Danube Blue Memento, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers
Other: While Prismacolor Pencil