Sunday, May 6, 2012

Postage Card - Browns with Yellow, Blue, and Green

A card with "forever" stamps.  Nice colors and postage-themed sentiments.  I really like this one!

This weekend, Operation Write Home is sponsoring "rebel challenges" to make cards during National Scrapbook Weekend.  And I'm not a scrapbooker, so that works for me.  This card is for the "die cut" challenge posted on Beth L.'s BunnyScrap blog

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) fine linen (tan card base), dark chocolate (dark brown layer under stamps), ripe avocado (green), summer sunrise (yellow), blueberry sky (blue), and canyon clay (rusty brown). 
  • The die is PTI postage die, 1" high.
  • Before cutting my postage stamps, I computer-printed the hearts, stars, and "Love you Forever" sentiments in brown ink, using PowerPoint.  The font for "Love you Forever" is Trajan Pro (bold), which I think has a nice official look to it.  
  • The main sentiment "Sending you ... all my love" is computer-printed in "Lucida Handwriting" font (bold) with the same brown ink.  To give the "S" some impact, I made it a larger font size (not bold) in a separate text box, slightly below the rest of the first line.  Also in PowerPoint.
  • I'm not a stamper, and I use my own PowerPoint sentiments or designs on most of my cards.  It's not difficult, but it takes a lot of patience and detail adjustment.  I'm glad to have an artistic use for some of my office administrative skills! 
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (151)


Beth L. said...

I love your "Forever" stamps and the colors on your card. Thanks for joining in the challenge.

Lee Mae said...

Lovely card, I love the colors and the postage stamp die looks terrific.