last nite i realized i needed some more postcards and took out a foam stamp (for tomorrow's edition). As i was stamping that one i noticed some paper with this bird punched out of it. (i usually have some typing paper or newsprint under whatever i'm stamping and i grab whatever is handy. I'd been trying out this new punch I got at Michael's - it's Martha Stewart. I was enabled by the evil temptress Barbara, who is always making the most wonderous things, and who showed this birdie on some cards she'd made. Anyway i noticed the punched out shapes and i thought i'd try to use it for a stencil. And this is how i made this postcard - using stencil brushes and sponges to apply the color thru my accidental stencil (does that sorta rhyme. i think it does). Then i stippled the background a bit. I dont know if you can tell but on this one and future postcards I've changed the size I am using. I decided I'd just cut up my 8.5x11 cardstock in quarters and be done with it. Previous postcards had been 3.5x5.5 It's a little less measuring this way and i'm all about less measuring!Here's yesterday's postcard. I used some selfadhesive scrap papers i had from making that book for Annie last month and I wondered if the postal service was gonna give me fits about the thickness of this postcard. Obviously all my postcards are 2D. That makes it a little frustrating creatively sometimes. So this is my little experiment. Asking my son to let me know if this postcard made it to him so i know i can use a little bit of dimension - yeah i know its still flat but its thicker than normal postcards. we shall see. okay i gotta run!