11 July 2012
Today we have some great ideas using the Postal 12 up Frame Stamp! Here's what this stamp looks like:
This stamp is so much fun to use... as it can be used as a frame for faux postage, little punched out shapes, buttons, embellishments like flowers, metal gears etc! So many uses!! A great way to use up all those little bits and pieces you have in your stash.
Here's what Teresa has created with this stamp:
Details from Teresa:
The faux postage craze had almost fizzed out by the time I got hooked into the wonderful world of stamping, so I never really had a chance to try it out. I was delighted to see this new release includes some grids that resemble postage stamp perforations. It was time to pull out some masking tape, some Distress Inks and a bunch of the smaller Darkroom Door stamp images.
I started by stamping the grid onto white cardstock, and then cutting strips of a product called Mask It (it's essentially a sheet of not-too-sticky adhesive). I covered the grid lines with the strips and then sponged a few different colours of ink onto the little squares. After stamping a variety of tiny images from the All Occasions set and the little fern frond from the Leaves set, I stamped a number from the Alphabet Medley set (no postage stamp would be complete without a number on it!). I carefully removed the Mask It, and then ran along the gridlines with my sewing machine with no thread in it to perforate.
My next project is going to be to make postage stamp stickers with my initials on them to label some of my craft tools - can't wait to get started on that!
Here's some of the faux postage stamps used on a card:
Here's a card by Rachel:
This card was super quick and easy to make! I used a small heart punch and punched out lots of hearts using some scraps of patterned paper (Basic Grey) and adhered them into each frame. The sentiment was from the Bold Blossoms stamp set!
Hope these cards have inspired you to try out the new Postal Frame Stamps! They sure are a lot of fun to use! :)