Postcard # 1

I’ve been working on my postcards for iHanna’s postcard swap. I was only able to complete one today, but all the rest are half way done.

I made a 5 x 7 cardboard template and traced the size onto Canson’s Mixed Media paper.  Then I added bits of scrapbook paper and magazine with matte medium.  I used the cardboard template again to trace and cut out the postcard pieces. Now they are all ready for a bit of paint, pencil and whatever else I decide to add on.  I’ll sew  around the edges when I’m done, because I LOVE sewing paper with my machine.

Did you join the swap?  280 people signed up, which means that 2800 postcards will be made and sent out!  That’s just awesome.

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23 Responses to Postcard # 1

  1. K Hutchinson says:

    These are so sweet! I joined the swap too, but your name is not on my list 🙁 This is going to be so fun! Enjoy!

  2. PixieDust says:

    Now THAT’S a postcard!!
    😀

  3. kristin says:

    oh my Regina…this is great!! you are well on your way…sorry to not see your name on my list.

  4. I love all the wonderful colors you used, they are very vibrant.

  5. April Cole says:

    Love it!
    Your post art is adorable :]
    Yes… I am signed up, and can not wait to start mailing mine out.

  6. Viv says:

    These are looking lovely. I am just discovering the joys of sewing on paper, and loving the effect.

  7. Janet says:

    LOVE the way you’ve used all the different papers for the backgrounds. I’m doing some in almost the same way!

  8. Pia says:

    very sweet, I love how you assemble the colours!

  9. iHanna says:

    Thanks for sharing both the first card and the process of making postcards! I adore this one, you’ve got a great eye for colours!

  10. i love your technique. maybe i’ll be lucky and get one of your cards. i’m not quite finished with mine.

  11. Jessica says:

    beautiful postcards and I love your new header too. By the way, I need to check out your etsy shop but I have to say that I loved the prints that I ordered from you. Awesome! I have all three hanging together in my kitchen. They are so bright and make me smile each time I see them. I’d love to have a set of cards with your prints on them to share with friends and family.

    As always, totally loving your work!

  12. Andria says:

    I love the papers you are using for your cards, as well as your stitching. I am participating in the swap as well!

  13. Sewing on paper is so fun! Your postcards are amazing. 🙂

  14. Your postcards are delightful! What yummy papers!

  15. Patricia says:

    I LOVE the stitching on this postcard! Not to mention your artwork…

  16. jane cabrera says:

    Goodness, what a lot of love you’ve put into these. Lovely. happy swopping! jane

  17. Beatrice says:

    Love the cards, am really intrigued by paper craft now … something new to try!

  18. Pam says:

    I love your cards! Beautiful.

  19. Hannah says:

    iHanna’s work is so inspiring!
    I love your first postcard. There’s something about cacti…
    Look forward to seeing the subsequent ones.

  20. TJ says:

    This is so cool — I’ve never seen a patchwork cactus before!! Excellent. Hanna’s swaps are great because not only do you end up with terrific mail art but you find new and interesting blogs! Best wishes from germany, tj

  21. EWian says:

    Your collage is so sweet. Lovely work.

    EWian

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