Thursday, May 26, 2011

More May Swaps

The theme for the following two ATCs was "French-Inspired".
The floral background is digital scrapbooking paper that I finally learned how to make myself.  This deserves a post of its own.  I've been spending a lot of time lately on PhotoShop Elements.

The postage on this ATC is a copy of a French Valentine's Day stamp.  Apparently France celebrates the holiday by issuing heart-themed postage--how sweet!

 Same swap, slightly different elements.  The title and tabbed Eiffel tower are from a French kids' activity book.
This swap is titled "Text Me!".  The theme was open, as long as text was used somewhere on the card.  Not a problem!  The background did not scan well at all.  It is actually a scrap of lovely foil wrapping paper with a rose motif.

To add a bit more interest, I cut out two copies of the stamped butterfly and used a tiny bit of foam to slightly raise the upper wings. 

 ...and here are just a couple of the PCs I've received recently from PostCrossing.

This one is from the Netherlands.
Netherlands Postage
Happy baby PC from a Russian postcrosser.

Looks like Red Square on the upper stamps, but I don't know what the buildings on the lower stamp are.

If you do, please leave a comment!

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