Double-Layered Craft Paper Postcards

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:

Materials:

  • 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)
  • Adhesive

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.)

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To add whimsy to the card,  I included a matching (and clever) sentiment. Then, I colored the postcard using alcohol markers and sharpie paint pens.
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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.

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Here’s what the back looked like when it was finished. Annotated Audrey's Postcards 12

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.

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And….Voila! The finished postcard.

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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.

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