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)


Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful postcards, 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