Handsome Hares Postcard

I have noticed decorating snail mail with stamps has become popular again!  Stamping a postcard is quick and fun - and such a joy for the receiver!  This is a sample I created using the classic 100 Proof Press Handsome Hares stamp.

Gather your supplies:

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Mixed Media Paper (4 in by 6 in), glue stick, dauber, and scissors
INK:  
 ARCHIVAL -cornflower blue, sky blue, jet black
DISTRESS - tumbled glass and peacock feathers
STAMPS:
Hydrangea Flower, Handsome Hares (small), Towns in Blocks, Postcard Scroll, Hand Writing, Monarch

1. On this postcard I used a technique called masking.  The first thing I did was to stamp the handsome hares on a piece of yellow sticky paper and carefully cut it out to create the "mask."
2. Then I stamped, in black, the hydrangea flowers along the border and handsome hares on the postcard.
3. After I stamped the hares on the postcard, I covered the hares with the mask I created in step one and started daubing around the image with tumbled glass distress ink leaving piece of paper to protect the hares on the postcard from the blue ink.
4.  I kept going with the daubing switching between the two blues to cover all of the card except the hares, and I tried to avoid the hydrangea along the edge so they would stay white.
5. While the yellow paper was still covering the hares on the postcard I stamped the towns in blocks with sky blue.
6. After that I stamped the monarch with the tumbled glass distress ink.
7. I stamped the hand writing and the postcard scroll on white paper, cut it out, and glued them in place on the postcard.

 

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  I have been creating a lot of postcards lately, I love working with the 4 by 6 size.  Stamp up a postcard and send it in the mail!