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Hand Picked By Jamie ~ November Bundle - Old Paris Postcards By Ian Rump-Smith

Old Paris Postcards By Ian Rump-Smith - November Hand Picked By Jamie | Craftmania

Happy Wednesday Crafters, and welcome to my weekly tutorial blog.

This weeks' card is a bit of nostalgia from an old romance, with chosen soft grey and pink tones.

As always, you can find the Shopping List for my project at the end of this blog.

Old Paris Postcards By Ian Rump-Smith - Jamie Rodgers Blog | Craftmania

Today I am working with a 8x8 white card base, as we need space for our postcards.

Using the Touch of Romance Paper Pad, choose a solid pink paper and cut out a large square using Creative Expressions Double Stitched Squares Die Set. Use my photo above as a guide.

Repeat this with a grey patterned paper, and use the next smaller die to cut another square.

Mat and layer onto the card base using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.


Now to create our panel.... here I chose a pink patterned paper (the same design as the grey), and used the 'panel' die from Creative Expressions Ornate Octagon Striplets Die set to cut out the top panel. Now, using two different pink tones from the Pad, mat and layer the three together.

Add a strip of grey ribbon to the panel, and secure at the back. I also made a bow with the same ribbon and stuck this to the top of the panel with a Sticky Glue Dot.

I then stuck this to the left hand side of the card using foam tape.


For this I used Coconut White Foundations Card and Woodware's Paris Postcard Stamp Set.

Both of my postcards are made in the same way, however I have used two different embossing powders - Cosmic Shimmer Raspberry Pink Blaze, and Mixed Media Granite.

Using a clear embossing ink pad, and your Stamping Platform, stamp onto your white card.

Once stamped, sprinkle one of the powders over the image.

  • TOP TIP - Use a piece of copy paper underneath to catch the excess powder and then tip back into the pot.

Using your heat gun, heat the stamped image from behind (so not to blow any powder off).

You will see the powder start to melt, so keep the gun moving around to prevent burning/warping your card. Cut the postcard out and then repeat this process again for the second one.

  • TOP TIP - When you cut your second postcard out, use the first one as a guide so that they are both the same size.

Now to add some distress to our postcards, to give them that 'well loved' effect

Here I have used my Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink Pad around the edges, and then I've used the blade of my scissors and dragged it along the edges to give a used torn look. I actually tore one but liked the effect so left it. You could also use a Deckle Ruler for this!!

Now glue both of your postcards to the front of the card. I used glue on the left and foam tape on the right to level out as flowers sit on the panel which is raised.

For my sentiment, I chose Creative Expressions "From Me To You" which I cut out in a grey tone. Glue this onto the back of the postcard as in the photo above.


For my flowers, I used Creative Expressions Cosmos Flowers Die Set, which I love as they give you so many options.

Again, using Coconut White Foundations Card, I cut the two middle flower dies and then the four bigger ones, and finally six of the smaller.

Colour your petals using Alcohol Markers (or pens of your choice) in two shades of pink with a flick motion - see below.

The flick motion gives it a realistic look -just like the pattern that flowers normally have.

Glue two piece together of each flower, and move the petals to give a full flower.

I used an embossing tool and a foam mat to shape the flowers and add some dimension to them.

Glue your flowers together and then stick them to the front of your card

For that little extra detail, I've added a tiny pink pearl inside each of the flower centres.

For the finishing touches, cut out four leaves from white card from the die in your Cosmos Flower Set - glue and tuck these behind your flowers.

And that's your card complete!

Now thinking of holidays or your city breaks, this could also make a lovely Scrapbook page... especially if real postcards can be used. Just a thought....

Thanks guys! Remember to post any of your makes on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.

Best wishes, Ian x











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Nov 23, 2022

Good Morning Ian another classy card with great ideas 😊

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Thank you and just got hooked on the panel I had to use even just one part of it on this card lol


Wendy Walters
Wendy Walters
Nov 23, 2022

Lovely card Ian like the aged postcards

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Thanks and card making dont always have to be tidy and clean 😂

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