Faux Postage & Reverse Masking Video!

Do you want a quick and easy (not to mention inexpensive to make and mail) card technique? Well, read on my friend! Today I’ll show you some easy techniques while we make this card:

 

I used the sketch from Oriental Stamp Art and stamps from About Art Accents (all except the postmarks, they are Limited Edition and Hero Arts) Sorry about the length, it’s 20 minutes, but chock full of tips!

There you have it! Wasn’t that easy? Now go grab your ink and play and til next time happy crafting!

Give a little, get a little…

Happy Columbus day to all my friends in the US! It is a holiday so the kids were off school today so my sister and I took our kids to the children’s museum and had a great day! I want to share a project I did for a mingle (it is like a swap but you send your creations to one person and you get someone else’s work in return) and also I want to share what I received. The artwork was done for the Oriental Stamp Art Faux Postage Swap. The requirement was that you make 10 fake postage stamps and you get 10 in return as you can see we both had so much fun we could not stop at 10 stamps :) Here are the stamps I sent out to Linda in Canada:

 

And here are the stamps I received from Kim McKinney:

 

These will be so fun to use on my cards as embellishments because her style is so different than mine and I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but they are so rich and sparkly! I also made a card for the lady I sent my stamps too, she has gotten it in the mail so I want to share that with you too:

 

I simply stamped a plain card base with postage stamp style stamps and layered paper on top. To to the multi toned stamping on the ginkgo leaves I just sprayed my stamp with water and colored the rubber with watercolor crayons and stamped, misted it again and stamped again then I chose the version I liked best. After the card was assembled I stamped the chinese postmark over the layers. 90% of the stamps I used are from about Art Accents/Art Neko.

I hope you are inspired to try a mingle or swap yourself. If you don’t know where to sign up for you can find many stamping groups through Yahoo groups or try Splitcoast Stampers or the Stamp Shack. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Faux Postage

Hello crafters, a few weeks ago I signed up to so a faux postage mingle at Oriental Stamp Art, we each had to make 10 fake postage stamps and mail them to another OSA member, I found this quite addicting, I made a ton:

Here is how I made the faux postage:

After you have inked and stamped over the mask, remove the mask and cut apart with stamp-edge scissors. These are only to be used as decorations, not to trick the postal system. Here I used some to decorate a card:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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