I used distress inks and a gorgeous sunflower stamp by Donna Salazar to make all of the backgrounds on my postcards. Then I collaged items from several different products offered by alpha stamps. A floral collage sheet called Tallulah's flowers; a K & Company pack of die-cut cardstock and acetate images (this is my favorite thing I ordered from them - 65 fabulous pieces of many different things - butterflies, bees, flowers, birds - I was amazed! And, many have a copper metallic accent on them. Love this package!!!) I also used some Graphic 45 images and some from a sheet called Creative Scraps. Here are the last two I made:
Since there is a lot of coppery accents on some of the K & Company images, I edged my postcards with a copper Krylon pen. Also added some clear dew drops and some speckles with a Magenta background stamp. Still have to make an ATC and also something for our fabulous swap coordinator - Lenna! Hopefully those will be done today or tomorrow and I can mail the whole shebang to her this week. (Fingers crossed, Lenna!) This was so much fun - I ordered a lot of stuff from alpha stamps and I have enough "leftovers" to create many more beautiful ATC's, postcards, cards or collages.
If you have never joined one of Lenna's swaps, I highly recommend that you do - the newest one is a tag technique swap and I am hoping to participate in it. Check out Lenna's blog for the details to sign up. Lenna is a fantastic swap hostess - upbeat, encouraging, organized and so artistic, too! Can't wait to see the postcards I will get back from this swap. Thanks, Lenna!