As much as I love making intricate cards, they are time consuming and not really suitable for mass production, which is what you need to be able to do when you make Holiday cards. With the Holidays just around the corner, I decided to show you some simple cards that are easy and fun to make and are suitable for making lots of using very few materials and time :-)
With this in mind, today I decided to show you how to make a simple card using the Faux Postage technique. This is a fun little technique and very easy to do and looks fabulous…
This card uses just 3 colors of cardstock, 1 piece of ribbon and 2 stamps – it is a great value for money card and is a fun one to make…the base of the card is Riding Hood Red onto which I stamped the sentiment using Chocolate Chip ink using a stamp from the Home for Christmas set which is featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I tied a piece of ribbon around the card which is from Alpine Ribbon Originals, also featured in the mini.
Now for the faux fun part – there is a wonderful tutorial for this technique that you can find here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/faux_postage/ where you will also be able to download (for free!) the faux postage sheet that you print out onto your white cardstock. You need to choose a small stamp for your ‘postage stamps’ – I used the cute little snowman from the Wishing you Cheer set and stamped him onto my Whisper White cardstock using Black Stazon ink – I colored in the images using Watercolor Wonder Crayons and my Blender Pen. I used a Dauber and Baha Breeze ink to make the ‘sky’ around him. You then cut around the postage stamps using some decorative edge scissors – I used the Fiskars Stamp Paper Edgers. I then attached this to a piece of Old Olive cardstock and then using Dimensionals, onto a base of Chocolate Chip cardstock that I adhered to the card base.
There you have it – a cute, easy and fun to make card design that is suitable for making lots of. All supplies are featured in the current Catalogs, the links to which you can find on the top right of this page.