Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a quick stamped postcard tutorial in honor of Veterans Day. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” I want to take a moment to thank all those who gave service to this great country.
When thinking about a design for a postcard, I decided on a yellow ribbon to symbolize general support for all military personnel no matter the duty status or branch of service. A color wash of yellow ink and a stamp is all that is needed to embellish the back of this postcard. One can create dozens of postcards in mere minutes with this simple technique, yielding enough postcards to send to a local Veterans/Military group or family members.
Step One: Lightly spray the back of a postcard with water and gently swirl a yellow ink pad over the card to apply a color wash. Note: I used the yellow ink pad from the Bright ColorBox® Paintbox® Pigment Ink Set, but any of the ColorBox inks or Spritzs would work.
Step Two: Use pigment ink to stamp a ribbon onto the center of the postcard. Dry with a heat gun to set the ink.
I used postcards that were printed on one side for this project. If you can’t find blank postcards, try cutting cardstock to size and stamping your own.
Thanks for stopping by today!