Monday, November 7, 2011

Postcard Swap at City Crafter

I decided to try something different this week, and signed up for the Postcard Swap at City Crafter. Everyone's postcards are so gorgeous! I had tons of fun making mine, which I'm also entering into their Postcard challenge.
I won this funky rubber stamp at the Spotlight Challenge, and I've been itching to use it! I liked the idea of a movie-flyer postcard from Classic Hollywood. I stamped it with StazOn & colored it with watercolor pencils. I crazy-stitched it on my sewing machine (sew much fun!), and sprayed both sides with a Satin Finish coating. I added a little lace that I sprayed with orange glimmer mist.
The back:

I made the back in PhotoShop, using mostly a new-to-me form of digi stamps, "PhotoShop Brushes." These are collections of images that you load into your PhotoShop brush presets. I learned about these through a link at Graphics Fairy to Pretty Procrastination. You have to check out that post, it has lots of good info, links, and a promise of many more files! See my supply list below for links to the image sets I used here.

I "aged" the postcard with Antique Linen distress ink.  I added some "noise" in PhotoShop to the lines, text & Postcard sentiment to give more of an aged look too. The "Air Mail" stamp was colorized in PhotoShop, but I added the color to the sentiment with a watercolor pencil.

Postcard Banner digi stamp from Tidbits Trinkets
PhotoShop Brushes: Stamp Brushes set by Alex Duka, Handwriting Brush by obsidiandawn
Tools: Fiskars papercutter, HP printer & ink, Adobe PhotoShop Tim Holtz paper distresser & ink, Singer sewing machine, ProvoCraft corner punch, ZipDry glue
Paper: Hammermill
Embellishments: rubber stamp from stash, Loew Cornell watercolor pencils, Coats & Clark thread

Update: Linda enjoyed the package I sent her as well! Be sure to check out all the final swaps on the City Crafter Party blog.


  1. That is awesome, I love those stitching, thanks for joining us this week for the challenge and the swap at CCCB!

  2. Fantastic project. Look great. Hugs lin

  3. Absolutely fantastic! Love the lace and the crazy stitching!

  4. Wow - that's pretty craftastic!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. :)

  5. So glad you could join us this week at CCCB ... this is a fabulous creation ... love the idea of the movie flyer ... many thanks!

  6. Your postcard is beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. lovely! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!


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