Friday, 25 January 2013

XL Postage Stamp Cards

I do love the Clarity Postage Stamp stamps, so I was excited to see a new one in the collection. Being an XL version there's lots of room to play with.

I decided to do a simple one layer card and used a mask to create the white border of the stamp.

This could be done by hand with a pair of scissors and a craft knife, but it's a fiddly job so I used my trusty Cameo. I scanned an image of the stamp into the Design Studio and was then able to create my own mask.

With that in place I was able to create my scene using my brayer and Ink Dusters. 

This set has the postmark and Queen's head to go with it. I embossed Her Majesty's head with gold embossing powder to give it an authentic look (the embossing shows up better in the first photo).

Not long after I'd made this card I had a birthday card to make, so I decided to do a birthday version. I think the first card looks more washed out in the photo than it did in real life, but I do prefer the second version.  

I went more vibrant with the colours and I think it looks better, especially in the photo.  

I used my Cameo's Design Studio to create a birthday version of the postmark and set it to print, rather than cut. I was then able to build the scene around it. Hopefully Clarity will bring out some more postmarks themselves, a Christmas and a Birthday one would be fab.

I noticed the other day that when the cards are put on the Clarity website they list the stamps that are used to make them. I thought it might be useful to add the link to that page here. That way if you want details of any of the stamps you will know where to find them.



  1. They are lovely, Lynne. Thank you for the link.

  2. Lovely cards, Lynne. those are a set of stamps I definitely need, but they will have to go on my wish list as I spent big in the half price sale with one or two others that went with sets I already had. Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with for the February programmes. have fun with them. xx Maggie

  3. these are really cool Lynne The idea with the Cameo is brill. wish I had one:-(
    only a week till next telly show looking forwsrd to seeing what you come up with.

  4. That is what makes a true crafter - ingenuity! So clever and what results too!

  5. Lovely Card Lynne. This house stamp is so quirky and cute


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