Hello Citizens of The Blogosphere,
In today’s post, I’ll show you how I made my own postcards using postcard stamps. Although there are a number of postcard stamps available, I decided to go with the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set. (I bought mine on Amazon, here.) I was really drawn to this set because it has a unique, vintage-y feel (like a lot of stuff designed by Tim Holtz, a.k.a one of my creative icons).
Double-Layered Craft Paper Postcards:
- 2 pieces of craft paper cardstock (cut to 5.5 x 4.25). .
- Markers, pens, stamps and other decorating accouterments
- Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamp Set
- Acrylic Stamping Block
- A Stamp Pad
- A Ruler and A Micron Pen (I used a #005)
For the front of the postcard…
For the main image on the postcard, I used a landscape stamp that I carved earlier this year.
(See how I carved this stamp here.)
For the back of the postcard…
Using Archival Ink in Jet Black, I stamped one of the postcard stamps (mounted on an acrylic block) on the top of the card. I also stamped my company name and website on the bottom of the card to make it look more professional. Using a ruler, I drew a line in the center of the postcard to divide the correspondence and address sections. To complete the look, I drew three line on the right side of the postcard for the address.
Here’s what the back looked like when it was finished.
Once both sides were ready, I affixed one side to the other using my Advanced Tape Glider (ATG).
This made the postcard a lot sturdier.
And….Voila! The finished postcard.
This little guy will be on his way to Arizona, where he will greet some really nice people that I haven’t seen in a while.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this project, as I truly enjoyed making it.