February 19, 2012

Suffragette City

This week, I chose to work with the Loverly London set and 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.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Linda Coughlin, Guest Designer

3 comments:

Candy C said...

Very cool Linda! I love everything you've done on this card!!! Those stamps are awesome! I love the red white and blue colors used...even down to the rosette! <3 Candy

Connie Paxman said...

linda love the card and all the elements your incorporated into the design.
connie paxman

Anne said...

Love this, Linda! I'm a new follower!