Hope you are having a terrific weekend. It is hazy, hot, and humid here.
Recently, Retta on the Black Cat US Forum hosted a Faux Postage Swap. Here is what I came up with.
(Retta and Jan should stop reading now if they want to be surprised!)
I used my foiler and gold foil on white copy paper for the central image of each set. I then inked the whole page in bands of Distress Inks.
I cut the stamp shapes out using my Black Cat Cougar cutter. I was having a bit of a problem getting clean cuts with this file. Surprisingly, I found that speeding up the velocity rather than slowing it down was the secret to a good cut. I cut these at 400, which is about double my usual speed!
After cutting the stamps out, I added a bit of black ink. For the top set, I used a Tim Holtz stamp that is rather bold, and for the bottom set, I used a more subtle all over stamp.
I used Yes paste to adhere the stamps to the background, which is perforated, so they can be separated by the recipient and added to projects. I was really wishing for a sticker machine by the end of this project! (I HATE sticky hands!)
This was a fun project, and a great idea for a swap! I put them in the mail this morning. I hope Jan and Retta enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.