Sunday, 16 August 2015

DIY Postcards by Gemma

Hi All

I was taking a wander through town recently and came across some blank postcards, and instantly thought what a good idea. You could decorated them any way you wanted, and use them as intended, make sets of them for gifts, or even just to drop somebody a note to tell them your thinking of them.


I used several different colours of Distress ink, including shabby shutter, twisted citron and frayed burlap. I used the same process on all three postcards pictured above, which started by blended two different Distress inks over the whole postcard. Then stamping over the top with a background stamp, The one below shows the chicken wire background stamp.


 Over this on all the postcards I stamped with various cogs and springs from the Tick Tock stamp set, using different distress inks.


Using black archival ink, I stamped the large clock face and the text from the same set of stamps and doodled around the edges with a black pen. It was such a fun,quick, simple idea, and so handy to have a few made up and sitting about. Even just to flick through and cut apart for other projects, 


Thanks for reading
Gem (inkykitty)



5 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful postcards, Gemma..love the colors and stamp layers.

Debs Smith said...

Fab idea Gem, and love the colours.

Sara Barker said...

Great idea! I often forget how rich a one layer card can be! You have done a wonderful job of creating depth and a sense of texture with these post cards!

Dee Adams said...

Love these post cards Gemma very complimentary colours. x

Karen Petitt said...

They are gorgeous and such a lovely idea too! TFS Karen x