Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 1 - The 31 Days of Halloween

Welcome to The 31 Days of Halloween! Also World Card Making Day! Check out the links in the side bar to all the Wicked Bloggers participating in The 31 Days of Halloween.

Don't you love those little stamps they sell at Michael's for only a $1. A couple of years ago I picked these up in their $1 section. Even better, they were in a two pack, 50 cents each!

I used some designer paper scraps I picked up at my local craft recycling shop The Upcycle Exchange  in Saint Louis. Layer the paper onto your card. Next make an ATC sized card with a faux postage stamp template from SplitCoast Stampers

Print the template onto card stock, cut out the shape you would like to use, make a mask to help keep your image contained in the shape! I love doing this and love all the templates you can find on SplitCoast Stamers.





Of course you have to add some organdy ribbon or some sort of fiber!

The photo at the top has been embellished with Photoshop Element Brushes from http://www.obsidiandawn.com/ You can use the brushes for free or purchase a license for commercial use. I love them. This one was postage related brushes! Very Fun!


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28 comments:

Prissy said...

How cool is that!?! A faux postal stamp template. I will have to check that out. Thanks! Beautiful project!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Awesome Creation Donna!!! I did not know their were so many templates at SCS! I will have to see if I can find them! Have a wicked day!

monique said...

this is a cool idea, love it

Susan said...

I have some of those templates. I do not have PS so I have no idea what you mean by brush...BUT your card is gorgeous! great colors and lovely layout n ribbon!
Susan

ike said...

Fabulous creation. I love that mini postage stamp idea. You are all so lucky to have Michael's store :-(
Hugz
Ike xxxx

Kelli said...

This is awesome! Thanks for the info about the template!!!

~Lady B~ said...

Awesome Halloween card! Thanks for the mini-tutorial and the great links to SCS for the templates. I can't wait to see tomorrow's project!

DonnaMundinger said...

Soo cool! Wouldn't it be neat if you could really get postage stamps like this? Love it! xxD

Debc06 said...

What a great idea. TFS
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

Donna,
I just love your project, very creative!
Blessed Be,
KristyLee

Sharon Sahl said...

I love your "postal card" and the PS embellishments in the first shot are outstanding.

jennifer said...

love the postoid tech, very cool card.

Theresa said...

Wow so neat. I love how old it looks, super cute! I havent figured out how to do all the digital stuff yet but really need to give it a try I think :)
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Steph said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the info on the template too, I really like the look of the faux postage. How lucky to find those gorgeous papers too :)

Boni said...

spooky hehehehe

Jane said...

A great card love the postage stamp template
Luv Jane xxx

DK Spins said...

Great card Donna! Love the postal stamp template method(I'm a stamp collector). TFS!

Dragonfly said...

Love how you designed your card, the tiny stamps are cute.

frith
J x

Alison said...

Nice card! Don't you love getting stamps for such a great deal?

Jamie said...

Wow what an original idea!! Never thought to do that. Very creative great card

ldfdesign said...

wow! alot of work and alot of wonderful info, thanks! love how you turned them into stamps!

I Don't Do Straignt said...

Great project Donna, gonna check out that link, Thanks

Fiona. x

Scrap Vamp said...

Fabulous! Love the papers and the stamped and misted cardstock! So cool!

Alex said...

Love the faux postage stamps! I have never done them and I LIKE, a LOT!!!! Thanks for the instructions!

Pamela said...

Great card! :)

MaRyKaY said...

awesome the way you put the atc on there. Ive been doing alot of atc swaps lately and that gave me a good idea on what to do with them
thanks

Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is wonderful, I love it, especially that luscious bow! :D

Sugar said...

that is great! love it!