Friday, September 5, 2014

3 Key Elements to The Faux Postage Technique

Faux Postage Stamp Technique with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp SetLooking for a new Technique?  Try this Faux Postage. There are 3 key things that help give it the look of a postage stamp.
  1. Small images
  2. The edging - you're going for the look of perforations. Shading helps to define the look.
  3. A number value or the stamp price.
This small image is from a set called Papillon Potpourri. - available in either clear mount or wood mount. The set has a variety of different butterfly images in 2 different sizes.

Chocolate treate decorated with Stampin'UP!'s 2 coordinating Butterfly Punches
This image was just stamped - because a postage stamp is flat! But its worth noting that Stampin'UP! does coordinate stamp images with punches. The small butterfly images in the Papillon Potpourri set fit the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the larger images are sized to go with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.

Compare the 2 butterfly sizes in this photo - for size reference they're on a nugget. Imagine dropping off one of these little cuties on a co-worker's desk. You'd be a hero, right? Everyone loves chocolate.

Faux Postage Stamp Technique with the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set
The perforations really create the illusion of the stamp - you make them with Stampin'UP!'s Postage Stamp punch.

I know there are scissors out there in the non-Stampin'UP! world that will cut this same edging - but have you ever tried to cut a perfect 90-degree corner with a scissors. Yikes! I'm not that good.

This card was one we did in class a few months ago and I wanted people to be happy with their work - so we definitely used the Postage Stamp punch.

The final touch is to add the price with a marker.

If you're looking for more great Stampin'UP! product then check out our on-line catalogs:
Stampin'UP!'s Annual Catalog: June 2014 - May 2015
The Annual Catalog (PDF)
Stampin'UP!'s Holiday Catalog: Sept 2014 - Dec 2014
The Holiday Catalog (PDF)

If you'd like to take some classes to learn more Stamping Techniques then 
The technique this month is a Spotlighting Technique
And check the details on the Christmas Card Buffet Sept 21 or 22

and feel free to contact me with any questions
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired

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