March 2, 2008

Lockhart Postage Stamp Layout

When I created these cards, the layout of the main stamped image in the upper right hand corner of the card reminded me of a postage stamp. So in my Idea Sketch Book I named this layout Postage Stamp Layouts. I label my layouts often so that I can refer back to them by name.....and also so other stampers can reference them that way too. This has been a horrible year for colds and flu around our neck of the woods. It seems everyone you know has been sick and it just lingers on forever it seems. So my stash of Get Well cards has been depleted several times. So when making a new batch of get well cards, I reached for Karen Lockhart's Tissue Box and Slippers stamp images. When you go to the link, be sure to check out all of Karen's get well images and sentiments. She has created some very unique stamps for the occasion. All images are colored in with Copic markers and die cut with Spellbinder's Classic Square and Scallop Square die templates. The smaller sizes of the Spellbinder's square dies give the perfect hint of postage stamps. So the smaller size you use, the more it resembles a postage stamp.

For this first card, I used Papertrey Aqua Mist cardstock for the base card and October Afternoon patterned paper. I can't wait for the new October Afternoon line to come out, it's adorable...but hard to find!! Ribbon is from Michael's. Sentiment from Papertrey Ink.
This next card uses the same Tissue Box image, Papertrey Ink sentiment and ribbon, and K and Company patterned paper and Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist cardstock. I think I'll take a stash of this design to my teacher friends. I get a lot of sub days in for sick teachers this time of year.
And this layout is called the *Requires Extra Postage Layout*. See below how I used TWO scallop squares? That reminded me of when you have to put two stamps on your envelope, LOL!! It's a fun way to keep the main image on the top layer and the sentiment on the bottom layer. FUN!!! Cardstock is SU! Groovy Guava, ribbon and sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Slippers Lockhart stamp image, and Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. For some added detail, I drew a plaid design on the slippers with my Copic markers.
So there you have it, another fun sketch to add to your Idea Book.

28 comments:

Chelle said...

these are perfect for quick cards, which is usually what i need for a sick friend...sometimes they are all better by the time i get the card done and in the mail!!!
thank you for another great sketch to add to the book! chelle

Mona Lisa said...

Mish, I *heart* this layout like you don't even know. Prepare to get some serious linky love from me next time I have the chance to stamp.

Alicia said...

Very very cute. Love the simplicity of these cards. I'm glad I'm not the only one that sketches my cards before I make them. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Alicia

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Dottie K said...

As always simply adorable. Love the sketch. I might have to try a sketch book. Yours is so pretty. :)

Janine said...

Great cards !! I just love that tissue box...

Jenn said...

They're all perfect! Love your coloring on each of them.

Michelle said...

Still waiting for the Mish Mash of Sketches!!! Preferably spiral bound since it will have it's pages turned regularly.

chelemom said...

I love these!!! What a great idea!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Love this layout, great for getting some cards done in a short time! I seriously drool everytime you post a peek at your sketchbook! You really should consider publishing it...I'd be your first customer! :) Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!

leenda said...

Wonderful cards! These cards are guaranteed to make someone feel better!

Heather said...

AWESOME! As always! ;)

lakind (Lisa) said...

What a great idea! Will have to CASE! I just bought the tissue box stamp 2 weeks ago and haven't inked it up. I have a friend who's been sick...great card to send! Thanks!

Lee said...

Oh now these are such cute Get Well cards!! It has been a sickie year.....I need to stockpile more get well cards too!! Thanks for sharing such cute ideas!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Mish these are so stinkn' cute !! Have I told you that I started a sketch book. Mine, so far are sketches of what I have seen and like. One of these days they will be originals like your.
You continue to inspire me !! :)

Elaine said...

Just darling little cards! I wish I were sick so you could send me one!! LOL...oh wait...I am sick! I have pink eye right now- blech!!

Cindy Lyles said...

These are fabulous Mish - another PERFECT layout!!!! :) :) :) I'm gonna add this one to my Mish sketch book! BTW I owe U a thank you note!

Cristina said...

These are really very cute. I feel a CASE coming on!

Katrice Faulkner said...

You make me smile every time I view your blog. These cards are just awesome. Since I've been visiting your blog I have now started by own idea book. Thanks for sharing!

ScrapBuzz (Anne Marie) said...

Michelle, I'd like to link your Postage Stamp Layout and one of your images on my blog "ScrapBuzz" tomorrow. May I have your permission to use an image?

jenstamps said...

*LOVE* this layout!!!

Juanita B said...

Oh, Mish! Your cards are beautiful!
You give so freely...details, sketches, helpful information. I get a bounty of joy from your work. TFS.

P.S. I accidently deleted ALL of my blogs Saturday. I had difficulty with many and will try again tomorrow.

dawnsing said...

Michelle....I so love this layout. So classic. So fun. So simple. And yet, so versatile. Such a great go-to layout. Very cute cards, Girly!

michelle g. said...

I love your paper, ribbon and stamp choices. The cards look so fresh -perfect to get in the mail when you're sick!

DeeDee said...

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Summerthyme Studio said...

These cards are adorable!!!!


Vicki

Sue said...

Mish... how did you do your ribbon on these cards? Does it go around the whole card - with a slit on the fold side? Or, do you adhere ends to inside flap? Thanks!

Oh, and they are completely adorable, btw.

CherylQuilts said...

Fabulous cards! Love your inspiration from the magazines. Thanks for sharing that...but your cards are wonderful! I so enjoy your blog!

Pat said...

This article is so timely as I just discovered inchie art and am in love! Your sketches are wonderful. Can't wait to give them a try. Your little masterpieces are amazing -- they are perfect. Harder to do then they look!

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