Monday, June 11, 2012

OWH Sunday Sketch - Postal Background

I guess I'm on a postal themed kick.  I can't seem to get enough of the Postmarks set (which I'd only ever used once or twice since I bought it).  I guess its time has come :)

So when I saw this week's sketch all I could think was stamps ... postage stamps all lined up along the bottom. I didn't know what else to do with it, but got collage inspired and ended up lining up a bunch of the images from  Postmarks on a single block and stamping tone on tone in crumb cake ink:
I lined the stamps up horizontally on my block but decided to stamp on an angle just for kicks.  And although you can't see it in the pix, I did accidentally put some of the stamps on upside down.  It actually turned out kinda cool so I didn't bother re-stamping (so never let some one tell you that its a mistake to stamp upside down :)

 I used the new In Colors for the stamps  (Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.  The sentiment I stamped in Vintage Cream on Chocolate Chip card stock.

Here's the whole card - another one for the "soldier" box

Thanks for stopping!


  1. Love the postal theme. Really like the background you stamped on the diagonal! TFS!!!

  2. Your stamped sqaures go so well with the embossed background. Thanks for supporting OWH and our heros.

  3. Ooooh I'm loving your card so much :D

  4. Great background! I love postage and travel themes. Though this could be used for anyone it makes a really nice masculine design. Beautiful job with the sketch!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team