Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trending Now: Postcards

I find it interesting to follow new trends in the scrapbooking and papercrafting field.  One format that I've seen popping up recently is the post card: 4x6 and mailable.  The current challenge at the Creative Therapy art journaling site is to create a post card.  There's also a challenge blog called "Sunday postcards" which has all  kinds of interesting challenges.  I know I saw a postcard challenge somewhere but can't remember where.  In any event, I made some postcards using the Tim Holtz dabber resist technique to fulfill the current Compendium of Curiosities challenge over at Linda's Studio L3 blog.  I used three stamps from the Tim Holtz "Urban Chic" set for the background and two other Tim phrase stamps.  The cut outs are from a 12x12 pad of paper I bought (maybe from Kaiser Craft, but I don't remember for sure).
One of these postcards will be going into a pocket in an altered book layout I'm working on.  The theme of the altered book is "Road Trip," and I'm going to jot a message to my art friend about how art is definitely a journey, and I'm glad that it's a road trip we're taking together.

7 comments:

laurie b said...

any of these would be such a treat to receive in the mail! i like the idea of making something 'functional' like a postcard.

Sian said...

I have just picked out a book about mailing things for next months Pass The Book! but ssh! don't tell lol. I'll be checking out that challenge site too. Your cards are fabulous.

humel said...

These are gorgeous! I love that background, I shall have to try the technique myself :-)

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Gorgeous!!! I love snail mail. Items like these would be treasured.

Yelowflower said...

beautiful cards!!

Terry said...

Love your postcards which are very cool! The images and colors are fabulous together.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Well, you've take a trend and made it fabulously yours, Rinda! These postcards are sensational, and you utilized the CCC technique beautifully. What a gorgeous set these make-- I'd be hesitant to mail them and and more inclined to hang them as a group on a prominent living room wall!

Great job!