Since my set is about the post I figured it would be appropriate to create a gift for my mail carrier. I actually don't have house delivery (I have to go into the post office to get my mail) but nonetheless the lady behind the counter is as good as my mail lady! I happen to know she likes stamps so I figured a stamped bag would be perfect, especially one filled with stamped cards, a stamp set, and inspiration (a PC Magazine).
I stamped my mailbox image and grass on the transfer sheet using Noir Black Palette ink. *If you have never seen a transfer sheet, it just looks like a 8.5x11 white sheet of paper but it is porous.
Next I coloured my image using my Copics but worked with them to achieve a watercoloured look. You could use sharpies too.
I cut out the image as closely as possible. The "experts" recommend you leave a 1/4 inch around your image to prevent the bleeding of the colours--you can see I tempted fate here!!!
After the image is cut I placed it on my cotton bag (which I purchased at Michael's for $1.50--of course you could also make one like Nichole did last month).
I flipped the image face down to iron it. I ironed over each area for approximately 15-20 seconds, pressing firmly.
Finally, I slowly removed the backing.
Here is the finished look...
Here is a close up...
I also created a quick transfer for my daughter using one of the circles from Borders and Corners in addition to several images from Mailbox Greetings. Note: I did NOT include the sentiment on my transfer sheet (had I done so the words would have been backwards). Instead I transfered the image and then stamped over top. That red spot beside the envelope is not on the shirt IRL.
paper: Iron transfer sheet
ink: Noir Black Palette
stamps: Mailbox Greetings (Urban Design) by PTI
accessories: Cotton Bag
tools: Iron, Copic Markers: C-1, T-5, YG17, R27, E27, E55
I wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten about your questions. I am actually still answering them but also created some "seasonal" cards (as I mentioned above) that I thought I would reveal with the questions/answers later today.
Speaking of that...thank you to ALL who left me comments. The Random Integer Generator choose number 239
Congrats to 2stampis2b (Michelle Tech) who saidMichelle, please send me your snail mail so that I can send a stamp set out to you!
Very cute! BTW, we just had snow this last Saturday, so I have mixed feelings about the snowflakes on the card! ;-)