Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been delving back into my stamping stash for today’s card, which uses Claritystamp’s ‘XL postage stamp’ outline, the postage watermark set (which I can’t see on the website anymore), and the ‘meadow grasses’ stamp set.
I based the layout on this week’s sketch over at The Paper Players challenge
I started by stamping the postage stamp outline in black Archival, and then masked off the four sides with sticky notes. I lined them up with the inner edge of the frame, so I kept the white area around the edge of the stamp, and then brushed Distress Oxide in ‘speckled egg’ and ‘bundled sage’ across the middle.
I left the sticky note in place across the lower edge of the image and then stamped two of the flowers from the ‘meadow grasses’ set
The next step was to colour the heads of the grasses using Spectrum Noir pencils, and then stamp the thank you circle and franking mark across the lower corner of the image.
I finished the card by adding a few black gems for a little added interest. Postage stamp outlines are a great way of putting a frame on a card for a smaller picture, without adding additional layers of card stock.