Back in April, rubber stamp company Darkroom Door asked blog readers to send in mail art for their display at the Scrapbooking Industry Australia (SIA) show in Sydney. There wasn't much time for me to put something together and pop it into the mail, since it had to get to Australia for the show. They posted some of the projects on their blog today and I thought I would share mine with you.
Because they wanted the mail art "naked" (without envelopes), I sent them this postcard. I only have one of their stamp sets so far, Christmas Reindeer, and luckily it includes some postmark-style stamps as well as the "Carte Postale".
My favorite stamps in the set are the reindeer. I love how they're positioned and stylized. For this reindeer, I did an emboss resist. I stamped the words stamp several times in brown. Then I stamped the reindeer in VersaMark and used clear embossing powder. Next, I sponged brown ink over & around the reindeer image and wiped off where the embossing powder was. For a final touch -- to make this reindeer a Rudolph and to make sure the red stuff would stay on for an overseas mailing -- I drew a small dot with VersaMark and embossed the nose with red embossing tinsel.
Hope the summer is treating you well so far!