Monday, June 12, 2017

Postcard from Frank

Hello.  My name is Gail, aka ionabunny, and I am so pleased and excited to be posting my first tutorial as a design team member for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  I made this for the current Postcards challenge using the gorgeous Frankenstein from Carmen's Veranda and the fabtabulous Bubbles Background from Lost Coast Designs.  

I have a particular weakness for Frank and when I saw this stamp I just had to have him.  Isn't he a hunk!  And at just under 3.5" high he is always going to make a striking focal point.  

I always feel a bit sorry for Frank.  I mean, he never asked to be resurrected and have bolts in his neck and a dodgy complexion.  So I decided he need a grungy background.  I stamped, embossed and masked Frank, and then ripped some painter's tape and masked off the edge of my 4 x 6" card.

I inked Bubbles Background with Versamark ink and then removed some of the ink with a paper towel.  I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder.  Removing the ink gives a broken impression and the ripped tape has given me a nice wiggly edge as well.  Then I used an embossing pen to make a ragged frame which I embossed with lilac embossing powder.

Here's the postcard with the complete lilac embossed frame.  I also overheated some of the embossing powder on the edges of the Bubbles Background to give it a more matt appearance in places.

I used shades of purple distress inks to colour the background and Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks for Frank's face.  I coloured his bolts with a gold pilot marker and used a blue Galaxy marker for his eyes. 

Thanks for dropping by.  There is still plenty of time to make a postcard for the challenge.  Hop over to the Lost Coast Portal To Creativity to see more inspiration from the DT and to link up.  I can't wait to see what you are making.  Hugz


  1. This is brilliant Gail, I love the idea about the masking tape for the wavy edge xx


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