Thursday, August 10, 2017

Going Postal...

Hi Everyone!


Today I'm going postal with the fab "Correspondence" Stamp Set and creating some easy postcards!
And a handy tip - whilst you are making a mess make a bigger mess and create "extra" pieces to use later - you will see that I have also used the new "Background Grunge" set to make spare pieces whilst I was making these postcards!


Supplies:
  • Sin City Stamp Set: Correspondence
  • Sin City Stamp Set: Background Grunge
  • Tissue Paper/Deli Paper/Grease proof Paper/Paper Towel - any of these will work
  • Ink Sprays
  • Archival Ink Pads various colors
  • Index Cards 6 x 4 or Cardstock 6 x 4
  • Kraft colored paper or card
  • Sticky Mesh
  • Glue, Glue Stick, Matt Medium
  • Scissors
  • Postcard Backing - lots available online (I used a digital image by "OnePeculiarGirl@Etsy)
Instructions:

Firstly gather your ink sprays, papers and a large piece of paper or card to protect your desk from ink over spray! I have used white tissue paper, kitchen paper, deli paper and even a sheer single layer serviette.

Spray 2 or 3 different colored inks over your paper.
 If your nozzles aren't clean you will get quite an array of patterned sprays!!
 It all adds to the effect LOL!
Allow to dry.


While your papers are drying gather your stamps and Archival ink pads and your fabulous Sin City Stamps!


Stamp your papers randomly with background stamps using colored  inks. Stamp several times before re-inking - the faded image looks great as part of the background too!
Use black for a bold pattern or a softer color for a more subtle look.



Next step is to create the postcards.
 I have used the piece of deli paper which was stamped with the "writing" from the "Correspondence" Stamp Set.
 Cover one side of your 6 x 4 cards with glue or matt medium and attach the cards - smooth out to make sure the whole card adheres to the paper.
 Allow to dry.


Trim the excess paper from the cards. Stamp images of your choice onto Kraft colored card/paper with Ink. (Plum color used here - also used on the background paper).

Edge the card with the Ink. Cut out your stamped images. 
Tear around the wording strip for a different effect.


Add some sticky mesh to the card backgrounds and arrange and adhere your stamped images on the cards. Place some of the images so they hang off the page and then trim them back - I like the effect of this. Remember to grab your  Ink and edge along the cut images to finish off.


Finally print off a postcard backing - you can find templates online or make your own. I have printed mine on Kraft coloured paper to match the stamped images on the front. Edge the postcard back with Archival Ink to match the front.




Hope you feel inspired to have a go making these postcards!

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Happy Stamping!

Sharon