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!!!