- white paper
- printable transparencies or transparent paper
- stamps and ink pads
- cutting mat
- my template (free download) - click here :)
- Print page 1 or page 3 on your white paper. Page 1 is for blank postage stamps, page 3 has the common German value "55" printed on each stamp.
- Print page 2 on a transparency because that's what you'll turn into your stencil. If you don't have that option, some plain paper will do.
- Using a ruler and a cutter, cut out one of the grey rectangles (image 1). Crop the rest of the sheet.
- Place it accurately on your stamp template and color your stamp's background (image 2 & 3).
- Using some scratch paper and a kleenex, you can easily clean the stencil - in case you printed it on a transpareny (image 4).
- When the background has dried, you can use the stencil to stamp the stamp's motive (image 5).
- Let it dry (image 6).
- Crop the faux postages using a ruler, or do it freehand or with scalloped scissors -whatever you prefer (image 7).
- Great! (image 8).
- Now you can create a card (image 9). As you can see, I decided to stamp the stamps' value on the corners. You might add little words instead (Love, Friend, Fun, Hug...). Have fun!
- If you do, please let me know - I'd love to see your creations!
Thanks for reading!