Transparent

Sunday, March 23, 2014

This week we are challenging you to a Transparent theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Vellum, Overlays, Films, Frost, Clear embossing...the possibilities are endless!
For this theme, I chose to create a pocket card. I raided my Doo-Dad and What-Not basket of treasured little snippets.  Most came from Glitz, BasicGrey or Crate Paper and are wonderful for creating layers.
I found a fun piece labeled "transparency" from the Pier collection. I layered a clear overlay from the Persimmon collection. I then used a Bird stamp from Hero Arts to perch upon the layers.  I colored the stamped image with my distress markers.
The background of my card is the backside of a vintage postcard.  I love using vintage ephemera!  This particular postcard has an upside-down postage stamp in the corner. Did you know that when a stamp is upside down, it means "I love you"? However, an upside down flag stamp means a nation in distress. Those were commonly seen on correspondence from the WW2 era .


My kraft card is also a pocket! I used the envelopes found at Simon Says Stamp and simply cut the top off.  How fun!  I'll use the top for another project. Now I can stuff photos and memorabilia in my card to send to family and friends.

Show us your Transparent project and link it to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our designer spotlight.







I've been sick with the flu for almost a week now. :(  Sadly, I haven't been able to visit blogs. So if you haven't heard from me, that's why. Hopefully, I'll be able to resume soon. I've missed seeing all of your wonderful inspiration!

27 comments:

  1. Super cute! Love the bird stamp. I did not know that about the postage stamps. Thanks for sharing that tidbit!

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  2. Stunning Michelle, love how the bird sits perfectly in your design. Love the stand you are using too, I want one lol. Tracy x

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  3. So gorgeous!! LOVING the layers and that bird!!!!!

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  4. you know I have never been a fan of this bird stamp... until now!! I *love* how you colored it, and love the pops of red. Awesome project!

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  5. Gorgeous card, Michelle! Love the bird and the pocket card. What a great idea! Hugs, Sandra

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  6. Gorgeous idea! I just love that little bird.... so cute :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. So very pretty Michelle! Love the sweet bird and all the layers!

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  8. This pocket card is fabulous, Michelle. Love all those cute embellishments you used. Wonderful. :)

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  9. I always forget to use my ephemera and this is such a beautiful pocket card and inspirational! Love your sweet bird too!

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  10. This is just gorgeous Michelle! I love all the layers and that touch of red just compliments everything perfectly...it's a wonderful, wonderful card! :)

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  11. You floor me on this wondrous beauty!!! I sure hope you feel better soon my friend!!!

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  12. Michelle, you make the coolest cards and projects EVER! Then, you share fascinating info - I had no idea about the meaning behind stamp placement! A visit here is ALWAYS such a treat!!
    c

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  13. Oh, Michelle! I always adore your nods to history and this piece is no exception. You sincerely do have this rare gift for putting all sorts of eclectic elements together and making them work while still preserving a sense of ancestry. I love how you turned the postcard into a frame and I enjoyed your historical note about upside down stamps. I was dating a guy when I traveled to Europe and when he wrote me, he'd always put his stamps upside down. I thought he was just an unobservant ding-dong for awhile before I figured out the "mystery meaning," so your comments brought back a lot of fun memories. In fact, your pieces always make me think of something wonderful and nostalgic, so thank you for that!

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  14. Beautiful interpetation of this challenge Michelle! Your little bird is so sweet !!!! Great card !Barbarayaya

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  15. Love this, Michelle - the krafty look with those fabulous pops of red is delicious, and like Andrea, I love the tidbits about stamps - how cool! Lovely work, and a lovely post.

    Sorry to have got so behind... but I'm looking forward to some catching up!
    Alison xx

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  16. Michelle...your pocket card is darling! Looks like you've got some real goodies in your doo dad basket! haha This little card is so cute. I love the bird! That was one of the first things I spotted...but I love birds! :) The kraft background, the post card, the sweet buttons, the pops of red....it just all WORKS! <3 Candy

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  17. A pocket card is so original! Love that! Love are it has stuffed in it, and the design on the front is simply fabulous!!! Your easel is gorgeous too!

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  18. Love the idea of a pocket card! Everything looks so good together!

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  19. so lovely Michelle, that bird is phenomenal!

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  20. Your kraft pocket card has me swooning, Michelle! That sweet bird is fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Such a beautiful pocket card Michelle!! Love all the layers and that supersweet bird (I have that stamp too).

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  22. LOVE this pocket card, Michelle! How Clever! LOVE the birdie and the transparency! And I LOVE the stand you have for it! How FABULOUS!

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  23. Love all the vintage goodies. A beautiful pocket card!

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  24. Just fabulous - he's a cutie.

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  25. This is, well, genius, Michelle! A really sensational card! Have a great day! Hugs, Darnell

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