This post concludes my "Love Notes and Thank You Cards" series. (You may scroll to my earlier posts regarding the 22 "Thank You" cards I made for my young friend as a wedding shower gift). I wanted to share one more aspect of personalizing cards...this time with rubber stamping.
I think it's important to sign any piece of artwork, but when it comes to cards, I prefer stamping on the back. (People seem to instinctively glance at the back of card a la Hallmark commercial, and I don't like to disappoint). I picked up this great "Custom Stamp Setting Kit" customizable rubber stamp set by Martha Stewart Crafts with one of my 50% off coupons at Michael's...I've had a lot of fun with it!
I prefer to use fast-drying Staz-On archival ink, and I've found that if I stamp over a light padding of cloth or paper towels, the delicate letters of the stamp are crisper. Here's what it looks like on the cards:
I love the simple, yet utterly fun style of this Martha Stewart custom stamp kit. As I mentioned in the earlier posts in my "Lovenotes and Thank You Cards" series, my intention was to create interactive thank you notes that the young bride I designed them for would have fun mixing and matching the cards to just the right recipient. I wanted the envelopes to carry through that theme.
I chose a number of fun little rubber stamps and stamped the images on the flaps of the thank-you-note envelopes. Each humble little design carries it's own private little message to its recipient...what fun!
So there you have it...a few little tricks that will help you customize each greeting card you make, and to put "your own stamp on it."
Happy Stamping & Creating! -Enikö