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WATCH! Create a Mondo DIY Postage Stamp Card with Guest Designer Kelly Taylor!

Join us in welcoming guest designer Kelly Taylor back to the blog! Inspired by classic postage stamps, today Kelly is sharing how she combined her favorite Mondo flower with our new Postage Die Set to create a fabulous DIY postage stamp card!

Hello Crafters! 

I’m so excited to be back guest designing today! The latest Ellen Hutson release has been all about postage and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to create my own postage stamp! This is a great design that would work with any of the Mondo Stamps for any occasion. 

I started by stamping the Mondo Rhododendron in black and coloring it up with my Sketchmarkers.  This pink combination is one of my very favorites! Before I used the coordinating die to cut it out I outlined the entire flower to match my background. This helps the die blend seamlessly into the background. I then cut out some navy and white using the Postage Dies. To create the price of my stamp I also cut out two white numbers using the Classic Block Numbers & Symbols 

This card has a very collage style feel to it which is a great way to sneak in a sentiment too. I white heat embossed my sentiment in the top right of the background before moving on to the other elements. I wanted the stamp to look like it had already been posted but I had a dark background and a white border. I solved this problem by using silver embossing powder. It gave enough detail on both colors for the “stamping” to be seen.  

Once I assembled my layers I added in my extra details using a white gel pen, including the Forever, USA and cent sign. I popped the entire piece up on a white card base for some added interest.  

You can check out the video below to see how I aligned the multi-layering stamping so easily. 

Thanks so much for crafting with me today and to Ellen for inviting me! 

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  • Reply Mary Koby June 30, 2023 at 9:58 am

    I love the collage style and would enjoy seeing more examples. I also love the infinite number of stamps that would be fun for making mondo postage stamp cards.

    • Reply Ellen Hutson LLC July 6, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks for the love, Mary! We absolutely LOVE this idea and what Kelly created!

  • Reply Terry Kaul July 6, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Very creative. I’m definitely going to make a stamp of my own and would love to see more examples!

    • Reply Ellen Hutson LLC July 6, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks for following along, Terry! We can’t wait to see what you create.

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    […] This stunning card from Kelly has such gorgeous wealthy darkish colours! She used Sketchmarkers to paint within the stamped flower and added it to a navy blue background that additionally has warmth embossed and die lower white textual content to create a fairly postage stamp design. Watch her video tutorial on the Ellen Hutson weblog. […]

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    […] This beautiful card from Kelly has such stunning rich dark colors! She used Sketchmarkers to color in the stamped flower and added it to a navy blue background that also has heat embossed and die cut white text to create a pretty postage stamp design. Watch her video tutorial on the Ellen Hutson blog. […]

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