Once again, Celeste and I are collaborating on our challenge. And for June, we've again invited our friend Michael Trent back to join in with us. He is a New Yorker living in Brasil and is an amazing papercrafter. He can be found at World of Michael Trent and also on You Tube. Celeste had suggested either a sketch challenge or else a masculine card. I said we should do both !! So I chose one of the sketches she had found and we decided to put a masculine spin on it. I am not very good at sketch challenges but this one did come easier than the last one we did. I am sure you will get 3 very different projects from us.
I really had no idea what I was going to come up with when I sat down to make my project. I have been involved in a few postcard swaps lately so I decided first to do a postcard. It's really not any different than a card, except it doesn't open up !!
- I adhered a piece of July 4 paper from a Tim Holtz paper pad to a plain kraft postcard. I cut the paper so the July, 1776 and July 4 images were visible.
- On a piece of Neenah Stardust White cardstock, I stamped the USA Blueprint image by Tim Holtz with Staz-On St. Valentine ink.
- The large tag was made with dotted navy blue cardstock and the smaller tag was from a piece of striped paper. I cut the navy tag to approx 3/4 of the card length & the striped tag so only a small area would show under the USA image.
- I distressed the edges of the USA image.
- All items were adhered with Tombow MONO Adhesive+.
- On the address side of the postcard, I placed a few coordinating July 4 paper scraps. I will mail this postcard in a clear envelope.
Please take a look at Celeste's project over at Crafting Junky And you will find Michael's at World of Michael Trent. I want to thank Michael for joining us again . He is as coffee-obsessed as I am and I really enjoy our long chats across the miles !!
This time, I don't have a coffee cup; I have a French Press to show you !! It was sent to me by my friend Rae and I was so excited by the surprise. I have always wanted to try one but just haven't ever taken the plunge ( pun intended ) !! I'm waiting until Brian and I have a day off together to actually try it out. Do you have a French Press ?? I know some people swear by theirs. Let me know if you do and if you have any tips for me... Isn't it just so pretty ?!?!?!
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