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Inspired by... Postage!

by Sally Traidman January 25, 2019 13 Comments

When I saw the recent "love" stamps put out by the US Postal Service, I knew I had to make a card to go with them! The Nesting Postage Stamps Infinity Dies were perfect! I used them to make a giant postage stamp for my card in white. I inked up the various images from the Cherubs stamp set in Cotton Candy ink, and randomly stamped them on the postage die cut, as shown. Then I overstamped "forever yours" from the stamp set in Strawberry ink. The "love" cupid was also stamped in Strawberry, then die cut with the matching Cherub Frame Cuts. To finish the look of the postage stamp, I used matching scraps to die cut the word "valentine" and the tiny hearts with Valentine Message And Three Hearts Fancy Dies, arranging the hearts in a pattern like on the postage stamp. Finally, I handcut the wavy postage cancellation.

Being intrigued with watercolors of late, for my next card I took a small piece of Handmade Watercolor Paper and wet it with my brush. I literally dropped 3 drops of Pink Liquid Watercolor and let it spread. Before it was totally dry, I took a flat brush and dragged it along the edge to form a light rectangle. After completely drying, I took the words from the same Cherubs set I used above, and stamped them in Intense Black ink. I used the heart from Love Little Heart and attached a small brass charm from my stash, after I stamped and cut it out in Strawberry.

My motto - let no heart go untouched.

Thanks for stopping by!





Sally Traidman
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13 Responses

Sally Traidman
Sally Traidman

January 26, 2019

Yes, indeed HERO ARTS! Please make a stamp that says “Let no heart go untouched.”

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

January 25, 2019

Sweet cards indeed!!

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson

January 25, 2019

Both cards are fabulous! I love how you used the stamps for inspiration and mimicked it on your card. How you made the border on the second card is a great idea! I’m going to try it.

Kati
Kati

January 25, 2019

I adore this postage stamp idea!!! This is just fantastic!!! What is better than red and hearts and love???

I also love your motto: “Let no heart go untouched.” I think there should be a stamp with that motto on it!!!

Margaret R
Margaret R

January 25, 2019

Wonderful cards! I have the postage stamp dies and I never use them. All I needed was some inspiration, and you provided that!

Jan Elmore
Jan Elmore

January 25, 2019

Your second card with the little charm is just that….charming. I really love that card; the colors, the design, the charm…..awesome love theme!

Terrie D.
Terrie D.

January 25, 2019

These cards are great! I really love the postage stamp look. :)

Lagene
Lagene

January 25, 2019

Great cards, I especially love the postage stamp card!

Donna Whitten
Donna Whitten

January 25, 2019

Love your pretty valentine cards, especially the postage inspired one! Thanks for sharing.

Henriétte
Henriétte

January 25, 2019

What a great Valetine cards Sally, my favorite is the gorgeous card with the postage stamp. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

January 25, 2019

These are different and lovely!!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng

January 25, 2019

I love the postal theme of the first card!

Jsne
Jsne

January 25, 2019

Absolutely fabulous l’m in love with all the hearts