Out of the 8 postcards I had made for iHanna’s postcard swap last time, 1 has been added to and kept, another added to and chucked. I tried to rubber stamp on it and only a small part came out, so I tried to go over it, with disastrous consequences.
Here are the final four:
All I have to do now is wait for the addresses to which they will be winging their way.
I’m still unsure as to whether these are really what others will want, but I had fun making them.
This is my first real foray into postal art, although I have made a couple of cards and sent them before. I haven’t made the postcard bases, someone bought me a book of blank watercolour card postcard bases from the National Gallery, but as I don’t paint I decided to use them for this.
I have been enjoying Postcrossing for a couple of years now, although I am missing it somewhat after taking the decision to only send 1 card a month (a money saving idea – saving quite a bit as stamps have gone up again & I was sending about 15 cards a month). That reminds me, I must send out a card for April.
The thing is I like cards that people have taken time to make and I like the idea of making them to send. Many people on Postcrossing state quite clearly that they do not want handmade cards, so the idea that there are 100 people out there who want to receive a handmade card and are making some to send out too was too good to miss out on. (Despite the cost of sending the 10 cards & the admin fee)
I will ensure that all the cards I receive are featured here and maybe if I take part again my cards will improve.
I love the cards you’ve made – I particularly like the ones with the two little birds on. I think these will be a lovely thing for people to receive through their letterboxes – I hope the ones you get have had as much care and thought put in. I’m looking forward to seeing them!
Maybe I should make another for the postcard swap and pop that one through your door.