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  • Handmade Postcards

    Last Sunday we travelled to Harrogate and visited the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza – great fun! I got some really cool stencils, stamps and dies which I have been playing with this week.

    On Monday I signed up to take part in the iHannah’s DIY Postcard Swap 2013. (There’s still time to sign up if you’re interested, you just have to pledge to post 10 handmade cards by 30th March.) So I have been busy this week making my ten cards for the swap.

    Handmade Postcards

    I started by creating a set of coloured backgrounds using Inktense Watercolour pencils. Next I added a contrasting colour using Acrylic paint and an Artist Cellar Stencil followed by a stamped image from IndigoBlu using a mixture of distress ink and staz-on ink pads. I followed this with a layer of gel medium to seal everything and to stick on the word definition tags, which I created using more stamps from IndigoBlu and a Creative Expressions stencil, and the die cut letters from memory box. Lastly I added another layer using the same stencil with acrylic paint.

    Handmade Postcard Backs

    I created the backs of the postcards using a free postcard backside from iHannah which I had to resize to fit my postcards, then added a digital stamp which I made using a scan of another Creative Expressions stencil, some hand drawn bird shapes and a quotation from Friedrich Nietzsche.

    The completed postcards are now sitting waiting for their recipients addresses to be added!

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    March 24, 2013 at 16:01:24

    Glad you wanted to join and took the time to share your postcards in a post Eunice. Thanks! And how fun that my postcard backsides could be used too! Yay for postcard making fun!


    March 25, 2013 at 18:14:44

    Love the cards. Hope I’m on your mailing list.


    March 26, 2013 at 00:44:55

    Thank you for making the challenge possible. I’ve had great fun making the cards and am really looking forward to seeing what arrives in the post in the next week or so!


    March 26, 2013 at 00:47:20

    Thank you for visiting Cyndee. Now the cards are made, it’s getting to the exciting bit. I hope I’m on your mailing list too – your cards look really cool!


    March 29, 2013 at 21:51:05

    Don’t you just love Inktense pencils? I use them all the time and think they are responsible for my creative approach. Love the colors you chose!


    March 31, 2013 at 06:37:25

    Love inktense pencils, such vibrant colour. Lovely cards. 🙂


    March 31, 2013 at 20:13:34

    Thank you for visiting Quinn. Yes, I love the versatility and the vibrance of the Inktense pencils – one of my favourite tools!


    March 31, 2013 at 20:15:12

    Thank you for your kind comment Natasha.


    March 31, 2013 at 22:01:49

    Eunice – I love your cards – so colourful and bright – Hope I’m on your list!


    April 2, 2013 at 00:37:59

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors and design.


    April 4, 2013 at 19:09:29

    Thank you Yvonne, glad you like them. Sorry – you weren’t on my list this time 🙁


    April 4, 2013 at 19:10:16

    Thank you for visiting Tameko, so glad you liked them.


    April 8, 2013 at 19:56:23

    Beautiful!! And I recieved one!! I tried emailing you a thanks but it was bounced back to me. I absolutely love my card!