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Friday, March 30, 2012

eP Blog Hop, Get Your Faux On - Part 3

Happy Last Day of March!

Time for a new e-Team Blog hop. The e-Team is ready to share Part 3 in our "Get Your Faux" series. We are featuring Faux Postage today.

Faux Postage is simply a technique to feature your stamped projects to mimic postage stamps. It can be as versatile as you want by customizing the "postage size" you would like to work with. There are a variety of Faux Postage techniques and tutorials out in the blog world. The e-Team got jump started by referring to the Splitcoaststampers tutorial by Beate Johns that you can see HERE.

Let's get some details of this new e-Team blog hop first:
  • Visit the e-Team blog participants to see their Faux Postage creations. There are a lot of variety in design and use of this Faux Postage look.
  • Please leave the e-Team comments beginning today - Sunday, April 1st.
  • 2 Random Winners will be chosen from the e-Team blogs to win a $25 eclectic Paperie gift voucher
  • Winners will be announced Monday, April 2nd on this eP blog.

Daisy Sparks (eP Blog, You are Here)

Starla Nelson is not joining us today but make sure you check out Exploring Creativity to see what she is up to.

Let's Get Your Faux On....

There are many free templates available online if you do a search. I had a new Lawn Fawn stamp (Gnome Sweet Gnome) that I wanted to play with but found that Mr. Gnome was a little bigger size than a traditional postage stamp. I created my own postage outline using Pages on my Mac. Just had to create some rectangles with dotted outlines. Traditionally, you would create a mask for this faux postage technique but I wanted to go a more simple route. 

Picking out the colors I wanted to use,  the coloring began. 

Mr. Gnome dude is so cheerful and was the perfect image I needed for this springtime card. I reached for the new Lawn Fawn papers in a 6x6 paper pad. The design is called Bright Side. Love all the colors and cute designs.

I really wanted simple and easy so I cute some strips to layer on my 6x6 size card. I always find a little Distress Ink adds some dimension and interest to any project.

I created two cards with the image and my self-made faux postage template. No masking was involved, just cheerful papers & some Copic Markers.

You can always find all the new product arrivals at eclectic Paperie in our Brand Spankin' New section. We will not be carrying stamps anymore but you can go directly to most of your favorite stamp companies as they sell directly to consumers on their websites.

Wishing you a great last couple days of March Madness. Don't forget to see how the eclectic Paperie Blog Team (AKA The e-Team) got their faux on during this blog hop. Their projects will inspire you to Get Your Faux Postage On!

"Feed Your Creativity" at

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hey Blog Hop Winners, Come Get Your Faux On!

Happy Saturday!

Thank you for visiting the E-Team during our Get Your Faux On: Part 2 blog hop. We hope you picked up some techniques or ideas to try out yourselves. We very much appreciate the time you took to visit each of the E-Team ladies and leave feedback, too.

Congratulations to the following 2 winners. To claim your $25 eclectic Paperie Gift Certificate, confirm your email address to You have until March 12th to claim your prize.

From Starla Nelson's Blog

From Broni Holcombe's Blog

We are working on some ideas for future blog hops for the next several months. If you have some technique, idea, or project that you would love the E-Team address, please let us know. 

Have a great weekend!