I always look forward to iHanna’s Post Card Swap, I think this is the fourth I have been part of.
You make 10 postcards, Hanna gives you 10 addresses from around the world and then, when she fires the starting pistol, you send them off and await for 10 wonderful works of art to glide through your letter box. It’s magic!
I have used one of the collages done at the beach hut for mine this Spring Swap. You can see the start of it by clicking here. Gosh, that is about a year ago!
A large piece of card, approx A1 size, gathered from the Dorset Scrapstore, gets covered with a fairly random assortment of pictures in a chosen colour theme – this time, yellow for Spring!
Then I paint over it, and machine stitch (inspired by Tammy at Daisy Yellow – see link on the blogroll on the right).
I love the way the stitching looks on the reverse side
Greta, a recipient of one of the cards called this ‘sewed on gold’ – LOVE that!! Thank you Greta.
Then cut them into post card sizes
And add an edging
in this case a leaf design on sellotape
You can see links to other participants posts here – what a beautiful bountiful bunch of inspiration!
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Love this technique – thanks for sharing!
Thanks Sue, blog land is so great for finding inspiration isn’t it – I’d never have thought of it until I saw Tammy at Daisy Yellow’s blog. Thanks for dropping by.
Your cards are so joyful and I love them. Also thanks a lot for sharing the process. It’s so inspiring following the process and you never know what ideas might pop up afterwards.
ooo – it is SO good to hear that you feel inspired and like my cards – I get so much inspiratio from blog-hopping, it feels marvellous to be able to pass it on – thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment – heartwarming!
Your cards are very cool! The stitching really does add that extra dimension.
Thank you Tina, so glad you like them.
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These cards really feel like spring! You gave them lots of love, I can see, in all the detail and layers. Beautiful!
That is SO kind and just what I hoped to convey Spring and Love!!! Thanks Sarah – I just popped over to see yours too – love the strong messages and the blue colour theme – a treat!
Thanks for sharing your pretty postcards Sandra, and joining the swap. I love the close up photos of your stitching. Awesome postcards, and the edge tape – very cool!
Always such a joy Hanna – thanks for dropping by