Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Faux Postage

I spent quite a bit of time making this card but thoroughly enjoyed the process despite a setback along the way.  First of all I produced the faux postage stamps using an acetate mask and some teeny tiny stamps from Chocolate Baroque - the templates for the stamp outline and the mask are available as a download from them also.  The background was made by stamping a large text stamp (Stampin Up) onto white glossy card and embossing with clear powder.This was then sponged with distress inks and allowed to dry before placing copy paper over and ironing with a hot iron to melt the embossing before overstamping with various postage themed stamps and this is where the setback occurred..  I had been reminded of this technique by seeing a recently posted card on a friend's blog and I actually had to contact her for help when my first effort turned to disaster because the copy paper welded itself to my lovely background.  This was the first time I'd tried this ironing technique and hadn't realised that the copy paper had to be removed quickly while it was still hot - isn't it great to have helpful crafty friends??  Thanks Karen.


  1. Val what a lovely card....I know you had a few problems at first but the end result is great and what a brilliant card for a man...


  2. Great card Val. Just been reading about that in the News letter. Really good mans card.Hugs x ChrisB

  3. Love this card Val. Read about them in the newsletter, now I think I will have to buy them.

  4. love this! Great crafting. ikki