Fast, Last Minute Christmas Cards, Postcards

I am a last minute Christmas card maker….and wanted to use the Stampendous The Cling Snowy Postcard that’s very vintage looking. I also have a postcard stamp that you don’t really need, as you can write the word postcard and draw the address lines….

Snowy Postcard Stamp Link: Amazon

Stamp that Creates a Postcard Address Amazon

I used Recollections cream colored heavyweight (110 lb) and cut it to 4″ high by 6″ wide. I used the Stamp Perfect and my MISTI to stamp these cards, as I used an assembly line system and had to re-ink to get the postcards as dark as I wanted them to be. I used Archival ink to stamp with so if the postcards get wet while in the mail, they won’t smear or run..

Archival Brilliance Coffee Bean link Amazon:

                                                          link: Ebay:

Ranger Archival Sepia link: (These come in a 4 pack and coffee comes with Sepia)

Ranger Archival Coffee link:

Ranger Archival Potting Soil link:

Ranger Archival Vermillion link:

I had to remind myself to make sure I stamped both sides of the postcard so they are both in the same direction, as sometimes I accidentally stamp one side upside down.

If you use a stamp positioning tool, you’ll have a lot better success doing this, as you will need to restamp to get a very crisp image. I mainly used the Archival Brilliance Coffee Bean ink as the ink pad was so much larger and the stamping went to much faster when I used it. I also used the Sepia ink, as I liked the vintage look it provides. After stamping the postcard to the darkness I desired, I ran an ink pad around the edges to create a frame. I hope this gives you an idea of something you can do to create a quick, last minute card….and Merry Christmas!!

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