Do you want to take the pressure off the next time you sit down to stamp or paint? Try stamping or painting on a postcard! If you end up really loving the design you can graduate it to a traditional card (or frame) or you can just pop a 32 cent stamp on it and mail it off! Think of all of the mail carriers who will get a kick out of delivering it! To make my postcards more sturdy and professional looking I cut some 4″x6″ panels of white cardstock (inexpensive GP from Sam’s Club) and stamped a large postcard background (oriental trading co) and adhered it to my stamped panels.
As I mentioned yesterday I found a bunch of old 4″x6″ glossy photo paper that my printer will no longer accept. It’s the perfect size for a postcard! Here I used Local King Rubber stamps and the technique I learned at their booth to stamp a one layer wonder! Two perks of stamping on photo paper is that the ink colors remain brighter and the ink dries super quick. I used watercolor markers to stamp:
This happy gnome was an attempt at making a scene but I was not happy with it so I trimmed it to postcard size and added some “mail art” stamping in the corner. Now I love the fun look! Stamp Credits: Gnome/fence (Oriental Trading co.), flowers and grass (Inkadinkado), mail art stamps (Limited Edition, Close to My Heart)
Postcards bring back the “play” to stamping, I hope you will try it too! Have a great weekend and til next time happy crafting!