Welcome back, friends! I'm participating in my very first blog hop as a guest designer for Artistic Outpost. I chose to work with the Loverly London set from Artistic Outpost. I really love their vintage photograph style of stamps. There were just so many ways I could have gone with this set, but I don't think I have seen many pieces made with the suffragette so I chose to go that route. My card became a tribute to the women to made so many sacrifices for women's rights. It's sort of ironic because I had a discussion with someone just last week about the importance of women's right to vote and was reflecting that that had happened in 1920 - only 32 years before I was born. It hardly seems possible that it was that short of a time ago - less than 100 years and look how far we have come! But we should never forget and never let our daughters forget about how women were second class citizens who had very few rights at all and how hard and how violently women had to fight to start that process of change.
Okay, so enough about the history lesson. I used the national colors of Britain for my card, combining them with a good dose of kraft. The bottom layer is Night of Navy embossed with the Tim Holtz Patchwork folder and then swiped with Picket Fence Distress Stain to give it a chalky white effect. I created a post card with a stamp from Ephemeral Backgrounds and used it to carry the British suffragette slogan "Votes for Women" made with Tim Holtz's Chip Block alphabet, cut from black CS and coated with Crackle Accents. I made a little ballot holder with a kraft sleeve and ran it though my printer to print the word Ballot on it, then stamped LONDON across it with a stamp from the set. I made little ballot on my computer to slip into the BALLOT sleeve. The suffragette was stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink on white CS and sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink. I cut the edges with deckle cut scissors. The double rosette was cut with the Mini Rosette die and at the last minute I cut a strip of red with the Vintage Lace die and adhered it along the top edge of the post card. I thought the card was a bit stark and masculine looking and I wanted to make a statement that women are equal to men, but we don't have to sacrifice our feminine side to that equality.
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