I have noticed decorating snail mail with stamps has become popular again! Stamping a postcard is quick and fun - and such a joy for the receiver! This is a sample I created using the classic Handsome Hares stamp.
First things first, you must gather your supplies...
Mixed Media Paper (4 in by 6 in), glue stick, dauber, and scissors
ARCHIVAL -cornflower blue, sky blue, jet black
DISTRESS - tumbled glass and peacock feathers
1. On this postcard I used a technique called masking. The first thing I did was to stamp the handsome hares on a piece of yellow sticky paper and carefully cut it out to create the "mask."
2. Then I stamped, in black, the hydrangea flowers along the border and handsome hares on the postcard.
3. After I stamped the hares on the postcard, I covered the hares with the mask I created in step one and started daubing around the image with tumbled glass distress ink leaving piece of paper to protect the hares on the postcard from the blue ink.
4. I kept going with the daubing switching between the two blues to cover all of the card except the hares, and I tried to avoid the hydrangea along the edge so they would stay white.
5. While the yellow paper was still covering the hares on the postcard I stamped the towns in blocks with sky blue.
6. After that I stamped the monarch with the tumbled glass distress ink.
I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial. I have been creating a lot of postcards lately - I love working with the 4 by 6 size. Just drop me a postcard in the mail, and I'll happily send one back!