For Febuary I chose the Faux Postage technique.
Great for Valentine cards, but you can use it on
any other card too. It is an old and loved
technique and there are many tutorials out there.
Here is mine:
besides stamps, ink
and your favourite color material
a faux postage template
(click on mine and save to your pc)
or make your own in word
(click and save to your computer)
Resize it to how you want to use it.
You can use one or more
stamps for your card.
Place transparen paper on top of the
stamp template and mark with a pencil
how many stamps you want to use
and cut out these windows.
Put your stamplate underneath the windows.
It is handy to fasten this with masking tape
or celotape to keep it from moving around.
You can stamp with any color ink.
I stamp with black, because I want to color
it when finished.You do not have to
stamp within the wondow. The transparent paper
will make sure you only see the stamped images
inside the stamp lines.
With a sponge and some light brown ink
the stamps are colored around the images.
Then I take my copic markers and color the images.
This is how the stamps now look, when you take them
from underneathe your template. You can add a postage number
if you want or other postage items.
If you have a postage scissor, you can cut around the stamps
to make them even look more real. I also added some ink around the
border with a sponge. Now you are ready to use the stamps for your card.
Stamps I have used
are all by Club Scrap
Let me count the way 2006
Paper Club Scrap Navajo January 2012
Have a creative day!