So, I was thrilled when I received an address from Postcrossing for a person who actually liked handmade postcards. (Most members don't, as they've had a bad experience with them in the past.)
I opted against my store bought cards and whipped up something especially for my new friend in Taiwan. She specifically wanted "cute" handmade cards, so that's what I aimed for.
I started with this.
I stitched this onto card stock using the Inside a Black Apple pattern from Sublime Stitching. Before I stitched it, I painted the card stock with watercolors.
Then it went to this.
I used a 4x6 piece of Bristol paper and painted it with watercolors. Then I added some lovely scrapbook paper. To attach the little guy I used E6000, he shouldn't be going anywhere! Then I sealed the whole thing with outdoor Mod-Podge. Then, because I was paranoid about the distance he'd be traveling, I sealed it off with a coat of clear acrylic. This card should definitely be able to make the trip.
Not only had I recently bought some paint pens (for ol' Bessie's tattoo) but I don't when to stop. Therefore, along came flowers, clouds and a word bubble. Cheesy, I know. Anyways, I'm happy with it and I hope the recipient, BingBing, will be too. It's the first postcard I've ever made and I have a feeling that there will be many more!
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend. Planning on making anything?