Stamps...who would ever have thought that an everyday item like a postage stamp, which was never given a second thought before now, would become such sought after scrapbooking trend. These are especially popular with those scrappers who favour the steampunk style. I'd like to share a little trick with you today on how to make your own faux postage stamps using images from your favourite patterned papers.
Clipart image or patterned paper image
Step One: Print a clipart image on some cardstock or alternatively cut an image from a piece of your favourite patterned paper. I used an image from some Graphic45 paper.
Step Two: Turn your image over onto the back side and draw some lines the depth you'd like your faux perforated edges to be.
Step Three: Using your eyelet tool punch half the diameter of your tool along the edges using your drawn lines as a guide. Remember to keep even spaces between each notch.
Step Four: Do this all the way around all four sides and then turn your image right side over.
I chose to ink the edges of my faux postage stamp with some vintage photo distress ink and then cover it with a couple of layers of beeswax to add to the vintage look. I used my stamp on an steampunk style ATC but these will make a perfect addition to any crafting project. The best part is that you get to choose your own image and size stamp.