Faux Postage Technique

Published by under cards | Feb 23 2011

I host two Stamp Club groups each month at my place for stamping and step-it-up techniques. These girls are the highlight of my stamping month! They have become wonderful friends, and I love trying to find new and interesting techniques for them. It helps to keep me on my toes!

I had a request recently from one of the experienced stampers to do "Faux Postage"! I'd seen a few samples but had never tried it myself, so it was fun on lots of levels.

The Faux Postage technique recreates the look of postage stamps as the focal image on your card.

There's a great tutorial over at SplitcoastStampers, but the template is designed for US Letter sized paper. I adjusted the measurements a little and made a few simple changes so the numbers now reflect the price of the local stamps here in Australia – 60cents.

You can download the Aussie version HERE.

Just print  the template on A4 cardstock (I used Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White cardstock… perfect for stamping on) and cut around the edges with pinking shears or decorative scissors that most of us have lying around the house.

Here's another version that we did at stamp club.

The trick is to find an image that will fit neatly in the small space – about the size of a postage stamp! In the example above we used the Level 1 stamp set Silhouette Sentiments.

The stamps from the Level 2 hostess set from the current Summer mini – It's The Thought – are also PERFECT for this technique!

I cut the images and sentiments apart so I can use them together or separately, and even cut the words apart so I could position them on my block just the way I wanted. Too easy!


And before I go… just a quick hello to the lovely Level 1 girls in my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who joined me on Sunday for a stamping/social day. It was absolutely wonderful to have so many of you in my home and share some inky fun with you. xx

Happy stamping,



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  1. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 02 Mar 2011 at 6:24 pm

    What a fab technique! Bookmarked to CASE … for sure! Thanks for the link! Your girls must LOVE YOU!!! Wish I could come too! Take care, hunny! Hugs xxaxx

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