Post Cards Remind Us
Post Cards are great ways to remind us of our vacations, memorable spots or even a quick way to send a note. They are quick and easy to compose a “thinking of you while I’m here” and having the picture on the front of the post card with spectacular scenery, may have the receiver of the post card green with envy.
However, post cards can be sent to yourself if you are on some exotic vacation and you will have the stamps to add to your memorabilia stack. How about adding them to your scrap book.
I like to use post cards in my scrap books, actually I call them my memory books, and the pictures are usually much better than what I can take even with all the fancy photo editing software.
So, when I was going through the new catalogue, I spied the Post Card stamp and then I spied the Postage Collection (hostess stamp set) and I thought, wow, couldn’t this be fun. So I went past the thinking and purchased the Post Card stamp and created this card.
Stamps: Postage Due (c-126397, w-132064 p103 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Post Card (c-130369, w-130366 p102 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Postage Collection (c-129240, w-129237 Hostess p204 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Best of Flowers (133342 – Online Only see below)
Paper: Naturals White, Smokey Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, 2013-2014 In Colors DSP Stack
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Versa Mark, Stamp-a-ma jig, Subtle Candy Dots, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), Hole Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch
The Smokey Slate panel is stamped using the large background stamp from Postage Due and Versa Mark to create a subtle background.
The Post Card is stamped onto Naturals White using Pear Pizzazz ink. The cross-hatch effect came from pushing on the stamp too hard, and I left it because I liked it. One of those oopses that turned into creativity.
I took several stamps from the Postage Collection and inked them with Smokey Slate and stamped a collage. The Happy Birthday stamp is inked with Crisp Cantaloupe and positioned using the Stamp-a-ma jig.
The daisies are from the Best of Flowers stamp set. The stamp was inked with Crisp Cantaloupe and stamped and then moved over a smidgen and stamped again without reinking the stamp. This gives a shadow effect.
Order this stamp set HERE and have a look at the other Best of…. stamps.
The Post Cart panel corners were cropped from about 1-1/2″ from the center on each side, you just have to remember to get the same distance on the side of the panel when you cut your angles. Punch a 1/2″ circle from Crisp Cantaloupe and adhere to the center of the post cart where the angles were cut and punch a hole in the center using the hole punch. Thread your ribbon through the hole.
Don’t forget to mount the post card on the DSP before you punch the hole for the ribbon. Attach everything to your card base.
Can you see the new product? Candy Dots from the subtle collection. They are simply adorable. You can use them on their one or attach them to the Candy Dots Brad Bases.
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Next time you are on vacation, mail yourself a post card from one of your destinations.