Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Postcard From Atlantic City



Hi friends, I'm back today with another blog hop for Artistic Outpost.  This time we are celebrating a new release and a 15% off Memorial Day sale over at Artistic Outpost.  Today Artistic Outpost is introducing Boardwalk:  For the love of the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City's historic boardwalk, this stamp collection features a lovely ATC sized collage featuring Steel Pier, bathing beauties, a handsome gentleman, and other summertime elements. Collection available in both unmounted sheets of red rubber or precut and mounted on EZMount clingfoam.  And to celebrate the coming of summer days, take 15% off all rubber stamps at Artistic Outpost. No coupon code required. Your discount will be reflected in your shopping cart. Stock up on some new designs and enjoy your summer!

I hope you will join us on the hop and check out the sensational design team work with this new plate.  Here is the hop line up:

GerrieLisa * Suzanne * Tracy * Alison * Terry * Kate *

And now the details on my card.  I decided to create a vintage style post card using these fabulous images.  It required quite a bit of masking.  I started by stamping the Atlantic City seals in both lower corners and then stamped the three shells in the middle.  Then they were masked off and I stamped the first set of 3 bathing beauties.  I then masked them and stamped a second set of 3 bathing beauties.  Then I peeled away all the masking tape and you can see the result.  It was heavily sponged with Vintage Photo and given the water flicking treatment.

Office Ephemera was used to randomly stamp the background layer using Jet Black archival and then sponged with Faded Jeans.  I created some faux postage stamps using the new Postage Stamp movers and shapers die, stamped them with  the shell stamps and then "cancelled" them using the stamp from Office Ephemera.

The starfish was cut with an old Cuttlebug die and then embossed a mixture of Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress embossing powders, resulting in a grainy, sandy finish which was perfect for the starfish.

That wraps it up for my hop participation.  Hope you enjoyed it1









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19 comments:

Anita Houston said...

The new plate is wonderful! I love these ladies, and the they great on your card here! The color and paper are wonderful...love the pearls too!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, I always love that brn and blue colour combination and this new stamp set looks fantastic!

Amanda said...

Great card, fab vintage look. Wish I looked that good in a swimsuit lol!
Lviv
Amanda x

butterfly said...

Brilliant vintage look! I love your double line-up of Beauties, and the shells and postmarks are delicious!
Alison x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

LOVELY...I just love what you have done with these stamps...xoxox

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Linda, love how you masked the images and added so many layers. Love the water blotches too and the addition of the postage dies at the bottom. Gorgeous. Tracy x

Maryanne said...

I LOVE this, Linda! I grew up 30 miles from Atlantic City and it played a big part in our lives. Oh, that diving horse at the Steel Pier!!! This stamp set is definitely going to be in my collection!

Hettie said...

Great postcard Linda. Love the line up and the stamps are great too!
Hugs
x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous vintage card using the new images! Love your stamped and masked row of bathing beauties!

Terry said...

Linda, I adore the vintage scene you created with the bathing beauties! Masking perfection with those ladies! Love, love that postage idea and the blue and brown combo! Hugs!

Kate said...

I love the repetitive images. Very vintage. It reminds me of a card I might find in Cape May or one of the old victorian sea side towns. Love all the shells and pearls along the bottom.
Kate

Redanne said...

The stamp set is fabulous and I love the line up of bathing beauties that you have created. A wonderful card! Anne x

Suzanne C said...

fantastic row of bathing beauties! I love that idea! Beautiful design! Wonderful card!

Sophie said...

Klasse, die Karte mit den Ladies.
Gefällt mir sehr gut :-)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You make the most authentic vintage cards....this is fabulous!

Dianne said...

WOOHOO, fabulous card I love how you did the ladies beside each other so creative all those postmarks and shells are perfect, thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful day..

Chris Wooten said...

wowsa LOVE HOW YOU DID THE MASKING...

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration. Neat projects.

chris@iwooten.com

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Linda, love this new set ! Gorgeous colours and love the pears across the bottom. Sue C x

2amscrapper said...

this is a great postcard scene!

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