Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Rubber Dance post.
Do you remember this saying about life giving you lemons and you 're making lemonade? So when your crafty life is giving you a new Mail art stamp set and you don't really know what to do with it? Make Post cards and enjoy! Even if those are just some simple stamped creations.
So here is how I did mine:
Rubber Dance stamps: Dancing Woman, Violin player from Women collage set - for the front of my postcards
Love as a sentiment from ArtyHearty set
Envelope stamps for the back of my postcards
Step by step instructions:
1. Cover 2 post card sized white thick cardstock pieces with torn paper leftovers as shown.Stamp the images with black pigmented ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
2. Using a few shades of natural/brownish distress inks color the inside as shown.
3. Remove the torn paper and this is your post card front.
4. Stamp the word LOVE over each card and ink the edges only.
5. Now make your template as we want the back of the post card to look pretty real.
I made some measurements here just to show you that all we need is the middle of the card and the ends of POST CARD stamp.
6. Use the back marked piece as your template and just outline the upper long line and a few short ones on the right with fine black marker.
Now stamp the POST CARD title, the Air Mail sign, the stamp and the post cancellation sign and add one more Air mail stamp on the bottom.
This is a real post card here! We can use it and to snail mail it (cover the faux post stamp with a real one, please!)
I hope you loved my small tutorial and will make your own simple and fancy Mail Art!