Sunday, 13 June 2010

Altered Postcard

This is a silly little thing really, but I thought how nice it would be to send a handmade postcard now and again just to say “Hi”, or “Thank You”, “Thinking of You” etc.
back of postcardbutterfly postcard
First I covered a postcard with part of a page from Brenda Walton, Mira Designer Mat Pad (4 x 6) by K & Co.
Jewelled Postcard
Then I embellished it with punched flowers using a large daisy punch and other paper designs from the pad.
Butterfly close up
It wouldn’t be a “me” project without the addition of flat backed gems and hologram glitter! (I will be interested to see if the gems withstand the vigour's of the postman's bag!)
flower close up
I know I bang on and on about hologram glitter and add it to almost all my projects, but the effect is soooooooo lovely.  I cannot take a photograph that does it justice, it is subtle and beautifully twinkly and it looks so professional, like the cards in the shops!
I am sure that this idea could be adapted for so many other postcards for all occasions and ages.
As a post note ......... I posted this card to my mum ....... she never got it!!  Oh well!!!


HollyHox said...

hehe, I have a batch of plain postcards ready to decorate and hopefully sell at a craft fair! Last year while on hols in the Wirral I took some with me and did pencil sketches on the first day and sent those out, just a personal touch to correspondence =D

RosieB said...

I've been toying with this idea - wondering if I could get one to my granddaughter in Oz. I'll let you know! its a great idea, and a very personal way to keep in touch. I use an irridescent glitter spray which gives a lovely effect but next time I'll try your glitter - is it a glitter pen?

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooooo what a cute idea :D
Lovely work :D
J xx

Debsg said...

Oh, I have those papers, now where are they? lol Great project.

Paula Gale said...

I only use holographic fine glitter and can vouch that it really does make an image or an embellishment pop...

Paula x x x